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Reel to real: Zambian TV show inspires sex education scheme for deaf people

Reel to real: Zambian TV show inspires sex education scheme for deaf people

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Experience: I taught myself to see

Experience: I taught myself to see

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'We are more than a poor country's eye service'

‘We are more than a poor country’s eye service’

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Taking DLA away from disabled people is a dangerous experiment | Jane Young

Taking DLA away from disabled people is a dangerous experiment | Jane Young

Disabled people need extra help with playing their part in society. That's at risk under the personal independence payment scheme For disabled people like me and thousands of others, the disability living allowance (DLA) could be described as the glue that holds our lives together. The higher-rate mobility component, in particular, has provided me...
Best theatre of 2012, No 7: Ganesh versus the Third Reich

Best theatre of 2012, No 7: Ganesh versus the Third Reich

Back to Back's tale of the elephant-headed deity journeying into Nazi Germany to reclaim the swastika made for unmissable viewing An argument is brewing in the rehearsal room. Scott wants Mark – a performer with Down's syndrome – thrown out of the cast. "He doesn't understand what is fiction and what is not," Scott...
Claudia Da Silva obituary

Claudia Da Silva obituary

My friend and former colleague Claudia Da Silva founded the London Centre for Personal Safety (LCPS) in 1981 and led the organisation until her death from cancer aged 64. Claudia was committed to providing free self-defence techniques to vulnerable members of society including those involved in prostitution, women living with domestic abuse, victims of...
Sierra Leone scraps tactile voting system for elections

Sierra Leone scraps tactile voting system for elections

Disability rights have taken a step back, with Sierra Leone also failing to include deaf and immobile people in election planning The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has scrapped a pioneering tactile voting system for blind and visually impaired people just days ahead of the national elections on Saturday. Disability rights activists have...

Parklife Weekender festival’s disabled access as clear as mud

We booked tickets to the music festival but their disabled access was so poor we couldn't get in My husband, a permanent wheelchair user, and I recently bought a weekend ticket for a festival called Parklife Weekender.

Mobility scooter keeps breaking down

My mobility scooter from Willowbrook has broken a number of times since February.
Munchausen by internet can be bad for your health forum | Marc D Feldman

Munchausen by internet can be bad for your health forum | Marc D Feldman

As paraplegic blogger 'David Rose' is exposed as a hoax, here are some tips to recognise fake illness claims on support sites The internet is a medium of choice for millions of people who seek health-related information. In addition to websites presenting ostensive medical facts, thousands of virtual support groups have sprung up for...
TUC March: 4. Back in business

TUC March: 4. Back in business

Less than a year ago, York & District Trade Union Council branch was faced with closure. Now its members are rejuvenated, working with York Stop the Cuts, Youth Fight For Jobs and Save the NHS campaigns to support Saturday's march, sending trains and buses from the city to London on the day
Kicked off the bus, for what? | Jane Fae

Kicked off the bus, for what? | Jane Fae

The ejection of an epileptic woman may be the tip of an iceberg. Bus operators must make standards clear to drivers and public A young woman, 19, is refused entry to a bus .