disability

10.2.19

'I've Been Made Homeless Twice' – How Universities Let Disabled People Down

Discriminating against people because of their disability is illegal, but that doesn't stop some of our finest educational institutions from doing it.

6.13.19

All the Ways Austerity Has Ruined the Lives of Disabled People

We spoke to Frances Ryan about her new book, 'Crippled: Austerity and the Demonisation of Disabled People'.

5.14.19

What You Need to Know About Consent and Disability

The people entrusted to care for me need to understand and respect my boundaries.

4.11.19

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.

12.18.18

Bizarre, Arbitrary Benefits Decisions Are Pushing Autistic People to Destitution

Ethan King, a 21-year-old man with autism, had his needs assessed by a physiotherapist. His mother says they are "staring into the abyss" after his benefits were revoked.

8.14.18

‘Stump Kitchen’ Is the Disability Cooking Show Food Media Needs

Alexis Hillyard, who has one hand, uses her popular YouTube recipe tutorials to celebrate differently abled bodies in the kitchen.

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7.12.18

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.

6.25.18

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."

4.26.18

Delta Tied a Woman with MS to a Wheelchair After Her Flight, Son Claims

An airline employee allegedly told her to "shut the fuck up" when she started crying.

4.4.18

This Guy Just Became the First Paraplegic to Reach Everest Base Camp

Scott Doolan, 28, was paralysed from the waist down as a teenager.

3.19.18

How to Navigate a Differently-Abled Relationship

An interview with Ben Mattlin, the author of 'In Sickness and In Health', on life, his new book and the secret to maintaining any relationship.

1.25.18

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Deaf Person

"My mum claims I was really upset the first time I heard a sound. Apparently I just cried for ages."

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