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Neil Heslop: Loud and clear on protecting disability rights

The new chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes the U-turn on benefits assessment, but is ready to talk tough on the government’s record reports The Guardian

Scotland to host global disability empowerment conference

The world’s foremost international forum on furthering the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people is taking place in Edinburgh from 25 to 27 October 2016, and will attract some 1000 delegates from more than 60 countries reports Charity Today.

'Not funny!' EastEnders bosses under fire from outraged fans over controversial joke about disability as Carmel brands Donna a ‘munchkin’

Viewers have gone online to complain about the use of the Wizard of OZ term in reference to the character with dwarfism reports the Sun.

EastEnders fans praise the soap for raising disability awareness: 'EastEnders writers need recognition for that brilliant takedown scene'

EASTENDERS fans have praised the BBC One soap for raising awareness about disability reports OK Magazine.

Disability charities praise Tory welfare minister for ending benefit tests for the long-term sick

Welfare boss Damian Green won praise from disability charities yesterday for ending medical assessments for the long-term sick reports the Daily Mirror.

Disability in advertising shouldn't be something we only see once every four years

The Paralympics is over for another four years and I for one am feeling a little bereft. And also a bit uncomfortable. Says Jo Arden in The Drum.

Employers Still Lag Behind When It Comes To Disability

U.K. Government research shows that disabled people make up 19% of the U.K. population yet the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and the whole population in the U.K. stands at 33 percentage points.

Disability is ‘last taboo’ in kitchens — I want to break it down, says Great British Menu chef

Ronnie Murray, group head chef for Mark Hix, told the Standard: “I’d love to see more disabled access in kitchens. There’s no reason if you’re in a wheelchair you can’t get behind the stove.”

Stop Segregating Disabled People Video

Will Pike, who was injured during the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai and as a result is now paralysed below the waist, has created a film highlighting how many shops and videos are off limits to disabled users.

Rethinking disability and procreation

In the bioethics community, many academics say humans have a moral imperative to have the best children possible.