Most families with a disabled child say that one of the hardest difficulties they face is public reaction to disability. As an able-bodied person with little experience of disability myself, I often feel anxious when confronted with disability. Why the anxiety? Mostly because I’m afraid of unintentionally saying something inappropriate, patronising or hurtful.
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“Why wear a prosthetic when you could become a superhero instead?” was the Guardian headline that caught our eye this week. A very interesting article about a bunch of kids with upper arm difference who took the prosthetic to the next level with the aid of 3D printing and re-invented themselves as Super Heroes.
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Channel 4 this week announced that 2016, will be the broadcaster’s Year of Disability. Announced one year on from the launch of Channel 4’s 360° Diversity Charter, the Year of Disability includes major new commitments to increase representation of disabled people within the broadcasting industry – both on and off-screen.
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