Why disability equality training, and not disability awareness training? As programme titles, ‘disability awareness’ and ‘disability equality’ training are used interchangeably these days, but I think it’s helpful to know why the two were viewed as very different for some …

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It was a pleasure to work with Thrive by Design. I was approached by the MD, Roz Davies, to guide a conversation about disability equality.  I’ve worked for 3 decades in this area, so I was delighted to take the team through their …

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Ableism in the workplace The word ‘ableism’ has gained much currency these past few years. I have noticed the hashtag increasingly being used by the disabled community across social media. However, it seems not to have reached the consciousness of some, and is …

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Words for our worlds The way I talk about disability has changed over the years. I began by expressing my own ideas based on personal experience, but I was uncomfortable speaking for others. I therefore looked for a shared perspective, …

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