#AskForAccess is a new campaign to encourage non-disabled people to ask about wheelchair access when attending events, in order to encourage those events to provide wheelchair access
Is the lockdown really more accessible for disabled people, or is it just differently accessible? I’ve read a lot of disabled people talking about how with the lockdown there are no access barriers, but I’ve also been thinking for a while that actually there are access barriers – they’re just different. It’s easy to generaliseContinue reading “COVID-19 – is online more accessible?”
COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently) Coronavirus is ripping through care homes. It is killing thousands of people who are trapped in these institutions, often with no choice or control as to who provides their ‘care’, no way of protecting themselves, and who are left watching their friends die. Part of theContinue reading “COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)”
The social model of disability teaches us that our activist focus should be on changing society, not our bodies – but how does that work in practice?
The medical model of disability tells me I’m fundamentally broken and in need of fixing – but is this true?
An introduction to a series in which I will explore some of the main debates in disability politics.