TV presenter, comic book creators, disability campaigner and radio host, Dan White talks to Simon Sansome on Podcast “While Disabled’. 12 years ago Dan and his wife Aimee had a beautiful baby girl called Emily. Only to be told and given a leaflet that Emily was diagnosed with Spinal Bifida. With no support and no… Continue reading Dan White – “We reach out to families not to tell sad stories but funny stories, we sit in Costa and talk about poo and wee for an hour and it’s great fun”.
The UK’s most successful Paralympian of all time talks to Simon Sansome on ‘While Disabled’ about working in the House of Lords and getting ‘Shagged’ on Countdown. Listen to Tanni talk about choosing between Sir Steve Redgrave and Denise Lewis, what happens when she could not be presented with a the Sports Personality of the… Continue reading Tanni Grey Thompson – “Someone once asked, how did I get pregnant? I replied I had sex with my husband, they said that was disgusting, I replied you have not seen my husband I quite like him”.
Ability Access is the largest most read dedicated Facebook page in the UK and so we get a lot of comments, views and opinions, which is great as it raises awareness of all disability. In one video recently reposted we were raising awareness of the lack of access in a Travelodge. In the commentary I… Continue reading Ignorance is bliss as a picture really does say a thousand words.
By Simon Sansome People in the UK who have a disability are facing a national crisis thanks to this Conservative government. They are causing a culling of the disabled community. The government has admitted that nearly 8,000 people died within six months of being rejected for a crucial disability benefit. New figures reveal 7,990… Continue reading Disability is the national crisis ‘We are being culled.’
The Snowden Trust is a charity organisation that assists student or potential students with physical and sensory disabilities to access education. Last year, I was struggling to get my university campus in my wheelchair. Doing a journalism degree, I needed to go out and visit different places every day, doing this in a wheelchair was… Continue reading Disabled and a student read this!