Disability

Everyday Ableism: What You Can Do To Avoid It

Ableism is the act of discriminating against people living with a disability, in favour of those who are not. And it really doesn’t get a lot of press, when it should. There are lots of ableist microaggressions all around us, from things that people say to actions that you might not even think about that

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Top 10 Things Not to Say To a Blind Person

Day to day, we may say things that are not necessarily what we meant. So comedian Brian Fischler has come up with 10 things not to say to a blind person. Things not to say to a blind person 10. Really? You can work a computer?Yes, it is not 1950 out there. Assistive technology has

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10 Things You’re Missing Out On In Life If You Don’t Have High Functioning Autism

Byron Filler on the 10 things you’re missing out on in life if you don’t have high functioning autism I grew up with some mixed messages throughout my life. I constantly sought to fit into normative social settings but I consistently found myself with roadblocks. Sure, having Autism kept me from having ept social skills,

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Crap at P.E? Here’s 6 Alternatives to Competitive Sports

40% of people we surveyed said they were bullied because of attitudes towards their hobbies and interests… Anyone who is not so good at sports will understand the feeling of dread when you’re the last person to be picked for the team. Ability in sports is often seen as an important factor in school and can

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Katherine Beattie: “Disability isn’t a good or a bad thing… It just is.”

“Skateparks are really inclusive spaces, we’re all on wheels here!” While we were in Los Angeles at the end of 2017, we had the privilege of meeting the badass WMCX rider, Katherine Beattie. Katherine is proudly the first women to land a backflip in a wheelchair and spends her days at the skatepark popping wheelies

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“I’m changing misconceptions about deafness…” – Deafie Blogger on talking to a deaf person

“I’m changing misconceptions about deafness…” Growing up as a deaf child and teenager in a hearing world was not easy. I tried hard to fit in and socialise with my hearing peers but society was, and still is quite judgemental. I was known as “the deaf girl” – the one that peers didn’t want to

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Wheelsnoheels: “You are Perfect the Way You Are”

This New year, we’re hitting back at ‘New Year, New You’. We believe that whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever you wear, whatever you do, however you dance and whoever you love, it’s up to you. Don’t let the new year pressures stop you from doing your thing. Start this year on your own

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Kat Hawkins: “Dance to your own Rhythm this New Year!”

As a talented dancer, Kat Hawkins didn’t always believe that anybody could dance. It was a difficult journey for Kat to realise that all bodies are worthy of expressing themselves through dance. Here’s how Kat discovered that however you dance, you deserve to have your own rhythm this new year… The words are in my head

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DTL caught up with Daniel Wakeford…

For Autism Pride Day, we thought we’d share our Q&A with musician Daniel Wakeford – a Brighton based performer who appeared on the TV show Undateables. The uplifting and heartwarming dating show follows single people who have various conditions such learning disabilities or Tourette’s and proves that no matter who you are, love wins and nobody

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We Interviewed Viktoria Modesta – The Bionic Woman…

“Forget what you know about disability” At the age of 15, Viktoria Modesta made the decision to fight for her mobility by pushing for the amputation of her left leg below the knee. As a result of this monumental decision, Viktoria was subsequently empowered to pursue a career in performance. Sporting fiercely innovative prosthetics, Viktoria

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