So, in a project I went in search of picture books that represented disability. The project was driven by my personal belief that picture books could be an effective and successful way of opening up a conversation about disability, which can subsequently enable a child to understand and accept disability in real life.
Emily Davison, 23, is a writer, journalist and blogger. She holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Children's Literature from Goldsmiths University. She has appeared on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. She discusses a variety of topics, but primarily focus on disability awareness and inclusion.
It can become incredibly frustrating considering that these dogs are given to people like myself to enhance our quality of life and enable us to become more mobile. When these access denials occur our mobility is prevented and our freedom of movement is hindered.
24/05/2016 17:27 BST
Bianca Von Stempel is a fashion designer motivated towards changing perceptions of visual impairment through her love for fashion design. Raising awareness of sight loss through her creative and dynamic deisgns. Out to prove that sight loss isn't a barrier to achieving your aspirations in life.
05/05/2016 10:10 BST
One of the messages I promote on my blog is that fashion is more than something we perceive with our eyes, it appeals to many of our senses. Fashion is more than a visual concept, it's language and a form of expression and it's tangible.
17/02/2016 23:20 GMT
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.
30/11/2015 11:52 GMT
In this modern day, society has been cultivated towards the productivity of the Internet and its many social media platforms. From <em>Twitter, Facebook</em> and YouTube with millions of people across the world accessing them on a daily basis it is no wonder that many are turning to the Internet to make new discoveries.
18/08/2014 15:05 BST
Leading UK Charity <em>Guide Dogs for the Blind Association UK </em> founded in 1934, providing mobility and support for sight impaired and severely sight impaired people; have recently been working towards creating new laws and legislations that enable citizens with sight loss and mobility needs to live independent lives.
07/04/2014 15:12 BST
Events like this within the UK are rare, but this does not mean to say that they do not occur. There is a strong need for a drastic change in the world of the disabled. A set of rules and regulations firmly enforced by the law in order to defend disability minority groups from a confrontation like this and the humiliation of it.
01/01/2013 20:29 GMT
The idea of a Guide Dog within a historical place is open to controversy as is using a mobility cane. The initial response is that I will either damage the furniture due to my not seeing it. Or that my Guide Dog will dirty the floor coverings with her paws.
17/12/2012 12:57 GMT
For a sighted person it is extremely easy to become addicted by what the night sky has to offer to the naked eye, let alone with a telescope. It would take the average person thirty minutes to take a brief tour of the constellations on a clear, cloudless night
14/11/2012 16:53 GMT