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Hassles with public transport are a common theme … Illustration: Tommy Parker at Synergy

What is life really like for disabled people? The Disability Diaries reveal all

We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public

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Stares, glares and internet dating: the harsh realities of life with a disability

Nina Grant, 31 Nina lives in London. She has Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and is a wheelchair user. 28 August I went to join some friends in King’s Cross for coffee. The tube station

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Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability Almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of

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Storybook highlights experiences of people with a disability

Since arriving in Australia two years ago as a refugee, Jubran Eesee’s dream was to get his driver’s licence. Despite the challenges of settling into a new country and living

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Jeremy the Dud: the new short film that flips disability on its head

Bondi Hipsters’ Nick Boshier stars as a man living ‘without specialty’ in a world where disability is the norm The PC term for Jeremy is “without specialty” but the colloquial

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‘No one wants to accept the disabled pound’: shoppers on poor retail accessibility

We asked consumers to share their experiences of disabled access and provision in high-street or luxury fashion stores ‘I got undressed in full view’: Sarah, Leicestershire A new shop had

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Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter

Using the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike, Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society’s perceptions. Many people live with hidden disabilities – a

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Wheelchair access at Premier League grounds improved after campaigning

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals charging disabled patients to park

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals are charging disabled patients and visitors for parking, official figures show. by Laura Donnelly The statistics reveal that 139 hospital sites insist on such payments, even

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Fans with reduced mobility watch a Premier League game from a designated wheelchair area at The Hawthorns, the home of West Bromwich Albion

Wheelchair access at Premier League grounds improved after campaigning

• Fourteen of 20 stadiums now comply with guidelines • Target met after legal action was threatened by fans Fourteen of the 20 Premier League clubs have now built enough wheelchair spaces

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‘There were so many moments before my accident I took for granted’

A freak accident on a Portuguese beach left the sport-obsessed teenager and promising rugby player at the Saracens academy paralysed from the shoulders down. Now 25, he has found a

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