Category Archives: Disability News

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

Share your views on news articles featuring active disabled people

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), supported by Sport England, is embarking on a new multi-stage research project. The aim is to improve public perceptions of disabled people in sport and activity by supporting the media, and those who interact with it, to use approaches which position disabled people more positively.


The first stage of the project is to understand more from both disabled and non-disabled people on their views of written news articles. We want to find out the types of news channels people use to read about sport or activity as well as preferences in language, tone and content.

To do this, EFDS has created a survey. In this survey, we ask a number of questions regarding the way active disabled people are portrayed in local and national news channels. Some questions involve looking through articles and clicking of words. We appreciate some people with certain impairments require another format or support to answer. If this occurs, please email or call Emma Spring (details below) to arrange a personal interview.

Please take part in the online survey here.

It will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. We welcome everyone’s views in this survey.


Enjoy 10% off at Forest Holidays in a fully accessible cabin

Forest Holidays have 9 wonderful locations across the UK, all set exclusively on Forestry Commission land.

The accommodation is the last word in luxury, with modern, fitted kitchens, spacious accommodation and stunning forest views.  Many cabins have log burners and underfloor heating so after a day exploring the forest you can relax in your cosy cocoon. Dogs are also welcome in specific pet-friendly cabins so nobody has to be left at home.

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Chickenshed Presents TWO by Jim Cartwright

Over the course of a single evening in a typical local pub, prepare to become intimately acquainted with your less than genial hosts, and the colourful characters who regularly pull up a stool.

The Landlord and Landlady are bound together by a need to keep their business afloat, while harbouring a dark and unspoken secret that threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart. They move seamlessly from talking directly to the audience and to their customers, and amid the constant verbal savagery at each other they gradually reveal the rich, intimate tapestry of numerous intersecting lives.

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