Exploitation or empowerment?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
The European Union has played a key role in making buildings more accessible, homes more liveable and travel easier. But what would happen if the UK left?
Ambridge needs more than just a nod to disability.
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
The language used to talk about children with disabilities must be changed before attitudes will shift.
Language can be used harmfully to construct categories of others. The words we use in describing children with disabilities need to be examined, challenged - and changed.
The bouquet held by Bolshy Divas member Jackie Softly represents the people with disability whose accounts of violence and abuse the Senate inquiry heard in Perth, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
Actors with visible and audible disabilities challenge us to rethink conventional notions of ‘acting’.
This year's Melbourne Fringe Festival program features an array of performances by artists with disabilities. Their work tells its audience what the mainstream looks like from the margins.
Stopgap Dance Company, Artificial Things, 2013.
Bold programming at the Edinburgh Fringe challenges the engrained tick-box culture, which at its worst, serves only to pay lip service to diversity.
There when you need it most. But safety nets are under threat.
When welfare budgets get cut, layers of help and guidance are slowly stripped away from the most vulnerable.
We’re still working out the extent of the problem, but it’s not too early to act.
While the disability system has undergone significant and important reforms over the past three decades, many problems remain. We're still failing to protect people with disabilities.
Career guidance can help prevent disabled children from slipping between the cracks of education and employment.
Career development is the nexus between employment and education. It can be used to bolster disabled youngsters' confidence and show them what jobs are available after school.
The need for human contact is a less discussed side of the sex trade.
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The nordic model fails people who have limited options for sexual fulfillment.
During natural disasters, specific needs of people with disability are often unmet, leaving them vulnerable and unprotected.
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During natural disasters, the daily inequalities that people with disability face are amplified.
By giving powers away to Scotland, the UK could yet gain.
The new powers that look set to be devolved to Scotland include major changes for disability policy. Until now, Holyrood’s involvement in this area has been restricted to the NHS and social care – and…