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Is the pandemic making studying more inclusive?

In the latest episode of the Disability Download, we heard Amelia and Cassie sharing their experiences. Thines Ganeshamoorthy, whose ‘Try it!’ campaign won the NUS Disabled Students’ Campaign of the Year 2015, reacts to their stories.

What it's like being an intern during a pandemic

Ray took part in our Change 100 graduate internship scheme during Summer 2020. They tell us what it is like to be a disabled person navigating the transition from university, to interning and to the job market all during a global pandemic.

Advice about visiting our services

We know this is a worrying time for everyone and the safety and wellbeing of the people we support, our staff and volunteers, remains our priority.

My journey as a disability advocate

This International Women’s Day, Isabella Kila tells us how she chose to challenge a lack of accessibility in Papua New Guinea and advocate for disabled people.

How to make the perfect hanging basket

BBC Gardeners’ World and BBC Morning Live Mark Lane tells us why we shouldn't underestimate the joy of a hanging basket and how you can join his masterclass this Mother's day!

A day in the life a speech and language therapist

Lissa is the speech and language therapist on the assistive technology project at Hill House in Sandbach. She tells us what her daily work involves, from customers learning how to tell jokes to getting the latest technology from the US.

Why I'm making accessible fashion

Mum of three, Caron, from Stockport tells us how she wants to make the fashion industry more inclusive with her own bespoke joggers.