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Mandela’s Story

Touch is an important aspect of day-to-day life for Mandela George Gaya, a student with a visual impairment living in Kenya. But once the coronavirus pandemic hit, social distancing measures and stigma around disability left him feeling like a...

How I learned that #ActuallyICan

Mark's disability doesn't stop him from doing what he wants to do. Here he tells us about how our Change Works programme helped him to gain the confidence to secure a job he loves.

Challenging what people think of disability

Miriam is one of our Change 100 interns. She tells us about her experience working on our t-shirt campaign and why the slogan "Disabled looks like me" is so important to her.

Fighting for an accessible home

We spoke to Angela, who told us how difficult it can be to get an accessible home. She explained why the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) needs to be more generous and fully fund people with high needs.

Universal design in Inclusive Education

Every child has a right to an education. An education that is inclusive and that values every learner. Amalie Quevedo is part of our International Technical team. She explores how Universal Design is an essential part of inclusive education.

Advice about visiting our services

We know this is a worrying time for everyone. The safety and wellbeing of people we support, our staff and volunteers, is of utmost importance to us as always.

Gaining confidence through coffee

Tilly works at Social Bean - our social enterprise cafe in Swansea. She tells us why the cafe is so important to her.

Podcast: Video games and disabled people

Video games are a relatively new but ever more popular medium. Somewhat misunderstood, video games have something very special about them in terms of being able to reach people and include people. For disabled people they can actually be more than...