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Disability Inclusion Archives

Where am I in the Media, Fashion and TV Industries?

Where am I?  The depiction of disability in the media plays a major part in shaping public perception. People are directly influenced by the portrayal of these perceptions. The media has immense power to reinforce negative images and stereotypes or to radiate positive and empowering beliefs. Yet where am I? People like me Despite major...
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How accessible are Health Clubs in the UK?

Apart from joining local sporting clubs, the 2012 Paralympics also motivated hundreds of disabled people, of all abilities, to head off to their local Health Club and get fit. How can disabled people join a UK Health Club? Then came a problem. The barriers went up as soon as people with disabilities arrived at the...
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The Business Case for diversity within organisations – Let’s celebrate DIVERISTY

Diversity in the workplace is often considered in terms of age, gender, race, cultural background and so on. Yet is this also a limiting belief? To create a diverse working environment, it is not simply about hiring people who fit into different brackets of age, religion and nationality with an equal male to female ratio....
Disability symbol of person in wheelchair. Symbol has other icons as part of the chair that represent other disabilities.

Is it time to change the disability symbol?

The stick figure in a wheelchair has become one of the most widely-used and instantly recognised disability access symbols in the world – but is it time for a new one? The debate begins…. Stereotypes are us Why go to the expense and bother of changing something that has been working perfectly well on almost...
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If you offer accessibility, tell us!

So often it is the negative stories we hear in the media about people with disabilities unable to access goods or services: a wheelchair-user facing a stepped entrance, a visually impaired person needing audio support or a deaf person needing visual support. How can you help me? Yet there are many forward-thinking, good suppliers and...

Disability Inclusion in Fashion Revolution week

We expect fashion to be socially aware and forward thinking. It has the power in its ubiquity to voice issues and change opinions surrounding diversity and inclusion. Why then does it so often shy away from its responsibilities? Important questions When is the last time that you saw people with disabilities included on the catwalk,...
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