The Department of Ability: Calling For Disabled Characters in Children's Comic Books and TV

Emily Davison | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The children's entertainment enterprise is a thriving industry with studies showing that 70% of children (between the ages of 0-8) spend their time watching nearly 2 hours of TV a day. The comic book industry is a multi billion-dollar enterprise with many popular annual events like Comic Con being dedicated to comic book fans and enthusiast alike.

Disabled People Have a Lot Still to Fight for - 20 Years Since the Disability Discrimination Act

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Rosemary Frazer

My hope on this 20th anniversary is that people will work with us, so that the in the next 20 years we make even greater progress in the equality of disabled people.

Derby Feste 2015 - Arts Fun For All

Mik Scarlet | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

I have a soft spot for Derby and have done ever since I visited the city for work, interviewing a local disabled photographer for a magazine. It is ...

Toilet Trouble!

Lauren West | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Lauren West

I'm sure we have all had toilet trouble in the past, and disabled people are no different. However for many disabled people, there is an additional meaning to 'toilet trouble' and this is the inaccessible accessible toilet.

Uber's Latest Venture Could Be A Game Changer For The Disabled In London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised service for disabled passengers uberASSIST to London. The service allows those with a d...

Amputees Show Off Unique Fashion Accessories For Prosthetic Limbs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Style

Amputees are showing off the intricate designs of a company striving to make fashion available for all. Alleles, based in Canada, aims to prove tha...

Accessible Cambridge with the European Network of Accessible Tourism

Martyn Sibley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

What a busy fortnight! I hope you enjoyed the posts on the Spanish conference, our trip around Madrid, and my views on improving air travel for disabled people. Today I'd like to tell you about my home town of Cambridge.

Accessible Air Travel

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Now before I continue, I want to be clear that despite some of the pit falls, flying is getting better and is very worthwhile. My love of new countries, people and culture will always beat the fear of flying with a disability.

An Accessible Whirlwind in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

In my last post I talked you through the Accessible Tourism conference I spoke at in Spain. Now I want to share with you how I got on in Madrid outside of my professional responsibilities.

Human Rights Act: Protecting the Rights of the Disabled

Sanchita Hosali | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Sanchita Hosali

As part of BIHR's 15 Days of Action to mark the 15th anniversary of the Human Rights Act (HRA), we are marking landmark moments in the Act's history. ...

Flying When Your Child Is Sick or Has a Disability

Carrie Bradley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Flying with children can be daunting for parents, and flying when your child is feeling ill or has a disability can only add to the stress. However, there are some requirements in place, depending on the severity of an infant or childs' illness or disability. The first point of call, is always to contact your airline directly.

The Importance of Health, Learning and Leisure

Martyn Sibley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Fast forward to my twenties and after my university graduation; health, learning and leisure took a back seat. I'd wake up early, go to work in the office Monday to Friday 9-5, eat and sleep. Even after going self employed I'd spend every waking hour planning and executing how to earn enough money for my survival.

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Virgin Trains Change to Railcard Policy Will See a Hike in Rail Prices for Young, Disabled and Senior Citizens

Lauren Hawkridge | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Lauren Hawkridge

I had finally done it. Six weeks ago I started my very first full time paid job in London. The trouble was, like most young people, I wasn't in the position to move to the city straight away. So, I made the decision to accept the job and commute daily from Birmingham until I was in a better position to move...

Tory Welfare Policy Is Killing People

John Wight | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

Five years after they first came to power as part of a coalition government with the Lib Dems, there is no doubting the passion for making the poorest and most vulnerable in society suffer torment and despair to the point of suicide and premature death which resides in the heart of every Tory.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Park Your BMW In A Disabled Space

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy

In June we saw an excellent example of why you shouldn't park in a disabled parking space, but people just don't seem to be getting the picture. Ta...

Guy Who Parked In Disabled Space Gets What He Deserves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing most people agree on, it's the shared anger at someone who wrongly uses a disabled parking space. When some members of the pub...

Every Time I Go Shopping, I Am Patronised Because I'm a Wheelchair User

Julie Fernandez | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Julie Fernandez

The challenge of being a disabled consumer is not always just a physical one - it is also about the attitudes you face from shop staff. Without fail, every single time I go shopping, I am patronised because I use a wheelchair.

A Warrior Mother

Parmi Dheensa | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Parmi Dheensa

All families with disabled children have huge mountains to climb and we face continuous barriers and endless challenges to clear a path for our disabled child to belong in society, to belong in our communities and to be valued so they can live a full life: enjoy friendships, a social life, a job, go to college, have their dreams and aspirations supported.

Ms Hopkins... Please Stop!

Jo Worgan | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

I do not have the likes of Ms Hopkins social presence and media privilege in which to air my views, but as a mother of a child with autism, what I do have is a voice and the right, as does anyone else, to say how her views impact upon those with a disability. Her words impact upon me, my family and wider society.

Political Parties Challenged on Welfare by Disabled People and Their Families

James Bolton | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Bolton

The hottest day of the year so far was a fitting backdrop to a debate that had the potential to be one of the most heated of the election campaign...

What I Did on My Easter Holiday

Mik Scarlet | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

One of the things I expect from the people who run the country I live in is to enforce the laws of the country. Yet time and time again disabled people are faced with businesses that just do not make themselves accessible to disabled customers, and the excuse is nearly always expense.

People Tell Me What I'm Doing Is Amazing, but Just Taking the Time to Get in Touch. That's Amazing.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

Although coping with an invisible illness isn't just about how you feel. Yes I am in pain every second of every day but I can manage my pain. I also get horrific migraines and all kind kinds symptoms pop up that I don't expect. What makes life difficult is attitude, not mine.

Will Today's Radical Overhaul of Social Care Make Life Better for Disabled People?

Richard Hawkes | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Hawkes

Today, sweeping changes to the care system - the biggest for more than 50 years - come into force. I welcome many of the reforms. However, the new Care Act can only go so far. Because three big issues sit behind it. The first is that, currently, not everyone who needs care gets it.

Why I Admire Muhammad: A Disability Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In this short piece, however, I would like to take a unique approach by shedding light about how important is Prophet Muhammad to me as an individual with disabilities and to other Muslims with disabilities around the world.