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Why language matters

Ahead of Learning Disability Week, Daniel Wiles examines the considerations and confusion around terminology and asks how useful labels really are.

Ten reasons to volunteer with us

To mark Volunteers Week 2021, Jackie Kelly, our Northern Ireland Senior Community Coordinator, reveals ten top reasons to volunteer at one of our services.

Podcast: My employment journey with Ruth Owen OBE

In our latest podcast episode, Jon Sim catches up with our CEO Ruth Owen OBE. In a candid interview, Ruth talks about her determination to succeed despite the yawning disability employment gap she faced as a young school leaver.

Disability stigma and assistive technology

Elizabeth is our Research Officer, Data and Disability. She talks about the importance of data and how our recent research highlighted the stigma in Kenya around using assistive technology.

Gaining an education and new friends

18-year-old Rahel, from Kikombo in Tanzania, is now doing very well at secondary school and hopes to become a teacher. But her journey to becoming a happy student has not been straightforward.

Girls’ education is about more than just schools

Our Head of Influencing, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Elaine Green looks at FCDO's Action Plan on Girls’ Education and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled girl's education.