News from Ardoo

How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

Modern Love By BEN MATTLIN When Mary Lois and I started our relationship on that humid night in Stamford, Conn., we may not have expected it to last. After all, I was

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Secret Teacher: doctors said MS would end my career – they were wrong

I was in my first year of teaching when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I knew life would never be the same, but desperately wanted to keep working It

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Disabilities are not always obvious. Don’t judge us without knowing the full story

In any public place, it may surprise you to look around and consider that one in five people have a disability. Many engage less with society than they would like

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Access all areas: Airbnb expands into stays for disabled travellers

By acquiring Accomable, a startup launched by two childhood friends, the rental accommodation company will list accessible places to stay all over the world Airbnb has acquired accessible-travel startup Accomable as part

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‘Discrimination is unacceptable’: Penny Mordaunt champions disability rights

New development secretary to announce plans for Britain’s first global disability summit at keynote address in London Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s new international development secretary, is to place a commitment to tackling

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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

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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