Deaf Actor- The story of Anthony Neilson

When you meet the playwright and director Anthony Neilson, he tells you all the reasons you should not work with him. He is quite emphatic when he tells you that he inspires a searing loathing from actors who are subjected to his rehearsal process. Anthony takes a group of actors …

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The story Behind HippoFeet LTD

I spent my twenties and thirties struggling with my mental health. I went to university a few times and actually did three degrees. During the last of these I was told by my ‘mentor’ that even though I was training to be a Social Worker that I would be a …

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Rio 2016 Paralympics Games

They are Live Doing Day 3 The 2016 Summer Paralympics, the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016, making them the first Summer …

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Becoming Disabled

Not long ago, a good friend of mine said something revealing to me: “I don’t think of you as disabled,” she confessed. I knew exactly what she meant; I didn’t think of myself as disabled until a few decades ago, either, even though my two arms have been pretty significantly …

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Paralympics Blues

An athlete, with one prosthetic leg, stands high atop a pedestal. She shields her eyes against a bright light. Credit Dadu Shin The woman to my left wants to know what happened to me. We’re in a cycling studio, where for one hour we’ve been pedaling away, dripping sweat, with …

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Common myths about hearing loss

There are lots of myths and misunderstandings about hearing loss which can prevent those who suffer from receiving the right treatment. To help increase our understanding of hearing loss, we have debunked some of the more common and prevailing myths about hearing loss below:

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Job Vacancies for Disabled

11 million people in the UK are disabled – that’s 1 in 14 people. Whilst many of us have reason to complain about estate agents, it seems as though disabled people may have more reason than most. A complex search Searching for a home to buy, whether it’s your first …

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Donald Trump Apology

Donald Trump devoted significant time at a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday night to denying charges that he mocked someone with a disability. Donald Trump claims his supposed compliance with a federal law requiring his buildings to be accessible to wheelchair users proves that he’d never mock a …

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