Paralympics Opening Ceremony

London 2012 Paralympics Legacy, a Turning Point for Disability

Sophie Christiansen | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport
Sophie Christiansen

I do think that London 2012 was a turning point in perception about disability. Not only is there now a huge appetite for Paralympic sport, but I think attitudes did start to change. I've noticed it myself, in people's reactions to me. In the past, people have often seemed apprehensive about how to talk to me because I have cerebral palsy, but I have noticed that since last summer, people seem much more comfortable coming over and talking to me than they ever did before.

The Need for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Sally-Ann Garrett | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sally-Ann Garrett

Communication is what makes us human, and without the ability to communicate effectively, many people are not seen as being capable, and do not reach their potential. Thousands of people in the UK are denied the opportunity because there is NO statutory funding for communication aids; they live without his ability to express their thoughts.

PHOTO: The Queen Wears Ear-Plugs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears to be doing her darnedest to upstage Charles and Camilla as our favourite funny royal (everyone's got one, righ...

The Funniest Responses To THAT Edwina Currie Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Comedy

You know something? Edwina Currie really is rather gorgeous for someone who has her foot permanently in her mouth. Yes, the former Tory minister - ...

'Spectacular' and 'Deeply Human' Opening Ceremony Launches Paralympics (PICTURES)

Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Sport

The London 2012 Paralympic Games opened in a dramatic and moving ceremony that had starring roles for the Queen and Professor Stephen Hawking. A pa...

Edwina Currie: 'Italians Are Gorgeous, Even In Wheelchairs'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Politics

Former Tory health minister Edwina Currie has caused controversy after she said that Italian athletes taking part in the Paralympic Games were attract...

Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Live Blog!

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Sport


Nurses And Teachers Guests Of Clegg At Opening Ceremony

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Four nurses and three teachers will join Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at tonight's Paralympic Games opening ceremony. Mr Clegg will first enter...