Month: July 2018

Last Legs: a tragic comedy about disability | Disability Horizons

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Last Legs is a bitter­sweet comedy-drama about a disparate group of people facing very individual challenges with a physical disability, terminal illness, mental health and trauma. Our writer Emma Purcell […]

What is acceptable disability terminology? (23/07/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Throughout history and the generations, disabled people have been referred to in a variety of ways. Even in society and the media today, there are still disagreements and misunderstandings as […]

10 fun accessible game and activity apps for disabled people (28/05/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Many of us love playing games, puzzle and activity apps to help us relax and unwind. But how easy are these for disabled people to use? Many games require two […]

A funny one-woman show about disabled king Richard III (19/02/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Next month sees the reimagining of Richard III – a king with scoliosis who was vilified by Shakespeare. But what was his true story? Was he really a villain and […]

We speak to disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin (25/01/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Lucy Martin, who was born without her right forearm and hand, is the first visibly disabled BBC weather presenter. In 2015, she took part in a BBC initiative that offered […]

Top assistive technology and apps for people with sight loss (04/01/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Have you recently lost your sight and want to know what technology is available to you? Or have you had a sight impairment the majority of your life and are […]

Mencap Journalism Awards 2017: changing attitudes towards learning disability in the media (13/11/2017)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Trying to change attitudes towards learning disabilities in the media can be difficult. However, for a group of young journalists, they have made steps towards achieving that goal having won […]

10 amazing male disabled celebrities (09/11/2017)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ We recently rounded up the top 10 female disabled celebrities. This time, it’s the boys’ turn. Here are 10 awesome disabled men, from Paralympians to singers and actors, all making a difference […]

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