You judge a society on how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and Westminster is failing people like my daughter on all counts
I am creator of the soon-to-be globally published, groundbreaking graphic novel The Dept of Ability, five diverse, quirky disabled Superheroes saving our collective backsides! I am also a writer, a columnist for the UKs leading Disability lifestyle magazine, artist, global speaker on Inclusion and Disability, Charity Ambassador, proud father to a wheelchair user and all round good egg...unless you don't wish to talk diversity or inclusion. Agent Jess Buckman Jessica@thebuckmanagency.co.uk
Brexit could have so many implications for the disabled, but no one's talking to them about it – I should know
31/12/2018 09:53 GMT
I Care For My Daughter 24 Hours A Day - But People Like Me Are Receiving Woefully Inadequate Support
We will never shirk our responsibility – but the help we get stretches as far as a wooden elastic band
30/11/2018 09:57 GMT
Think what it would achieve if it really was about universal love
01/08/2018 11:30 BST
43% of disabled children have been turned away from a festive event
15/12/2017 09:01 GMT
The retail behemoth! Shops crammed with goods we all supposedly can’t live without are once again approaching the Christmas
23/11/2017 11:09 GMT
Moaner. That's the image I am getting lumbered with. A middle-aged man constantly prattling on about lack of disability care and the image this brilliant community often gets lumbered with by politicians and papers. One day I'll lighten up, honest, it's just that until that day I will huff and stomp around like someone constantly looking for the exit in a comedy club run by Jeremy Vine.
17/05/2017 14:35 BST
Our local playground is the communal hub near Emily's school, and not only can she not access it in her wheelchair, but she can't even play on any equipment. When we sent an email of this nature to the local council, I think we terrified the park's department into opening that said file and diving straight to chapter four.
24/03/2017 14:54 GMT
Dan and Emily White are the co-creators of The Department of Ability, a comic book that tells the story of a gang of five physically disabled superheroes who use their disabilities to save the world. The comic was born when they noticed that not only was there a huge shortage of relevant heroes for Emily to look up to, but also a significant lack of positive representation of disabled people in the media and in literature.
01/02/2017 10:16 GMT