Today we mark International Day of Persons with a Disability with the release of the world's first disability emoji keyboard. Follow the link to learn more and for instructions on how to install it. #IDPD [ Scope.org.uk Link ]
"She also swears with real skill and is an amazing Match of the Day companion. Her disability was only ever a part of her, an infection in her hip. It was never her entire self, it is never someone’s entire self." #EndTheAwkward
Psychotherapist and writer Antonia Lister-Kaye has had an extraordinary life... She was kept in a chicken incubator as a child, taught the former President of South Africa and even campaigned to legalise cannabis! #UKDHM #DisabilityHistoryMonth
Please do check out SafeLives' resources about how professionals can better support disabled people experiencing abuse, and contact Samaritans or your local refuge service if you or anyone you know have been affected by any of the content raised in this blog. #IDEVAW
It's #BlackFriday, a day of bargains, spending and shopping. But how accessible is Black Friday to disabled people?
Come and get involved in the discussion over on our community and share your shopping tips!
"Throughout his political career Roosevelt hid his own disability. His steel braces were painted black and covered by the clothes he wore. As a disabled person, I was shocked and disappointed to find out the lengths he went to in order to hide his disability.." #UKDHM #DisabilityHistoryMonth
We’ve teamed up with The Southern Co-operative who are supporting our campaign to #EndTheAwkward in convenience stores. We had a lot of fun together making this film, with disabled actors and supporters sharing the awkward things that can happen when shopping if you’re disabled.
Have you ever had an awkward encounter when out shopping? Let us know!