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“I want to change the world for disabled people” Kamran Mallick:

The head of Disability Rights UK on how the organisation is campaigning to remove the kind of discrimination he faced. As a child, Kamran Mallick was subjected to racist taunts

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Premier League Clubs Should Work With Disabled Supporters

Jo McNicol Member of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers Football means the same to me as any other fan: it’s normal, everyday life. It’s just what everyone else does. I got into

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Microsoft to launch disability-friendly Xbox controller

The Xbox adaptive controller features two large buttons for hands, elbows or feet, as well as 19 ports to accommodate extra devices including mouth-operated ‘sip and puff’ quadsticks Microsoft is launching

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Guardian Public Service Awards 2018: Success in the face of cuts is not child’s play

As the welfare state turns 70, we celebrate those who make it work, despite eight years of government austerity There will be no shortage of events to mark the 70th

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Living with disability: ‘Personal assistants are my ears, hands and body’

Nadia Clarke, who has cerebral palsy and is profoundly deaf, employs a team of eight PAs to help her study, work, socialise and travel Personal assistants have made a profound

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A broken lift made me a prisoner in my home. But I fought for my disability rights

MS has confined me to a wheelchair – when the lift I depend on stopped working I knew I had to use my voice for others in unsuitable housing Many

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We know about the gender pay gap. But what about the disability pay gap?

Frances Ryan Disabled people are made to feel grateful for having a job at all. It is time we were brought into the conversation Forcing companies to disclose their gender pay

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Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel

Decision follows supreme court ruling that bus companies must do more for wheelchair users Wheelchair users are to be given enhanced rights for bus travel, the government has announced, after

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Disabled women see #MeToo and think: what about us?

When people talk about ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’, disability is usually left out. The women’s movement should be the place to change that. Disabled women are still struggling to find our

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Winter Paralympics inspires more UK disabled athletes to take to slopes

Participation has almost doubled since Sochi in 2014, and a first medal in the Pyeongchang Games will raise disability snowsports’ profile With one medal in the bag already, British athletes

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