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Arts, Culture and Sport Head and shoulders of Mike Oliver

One of the key figures in the disabled people’s movement has come out of retirement to deliver a stinging rebuke to “parasitic” disability charities. Professor Mike Oliver (pictured), the disabled academic who first defined the “social model of disability”, was speaking at an event hosted by the University of Kent last night (Wednesday), as part
Arts, Culture and Sport Baroness Grey-Thompson giving evidence to the committee

The system of Paralympic classification is being abused by cheating British athletes in search of money and medals, a disabled peer and retired Paralympian has told MPs. Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson told members of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee that there needed to be an independent review of the classification system so
Arts, Culture and Sport Liz Carr head and shoulders, as the character Clarissa Mullery

As few as one per cent of the employees working for some UK broadcasters have described themselves as disabled people, according to new research by the industry regulator. Ofcom’s Diversity And Equal Opportunities In Television report says disabled people appear to be “significantly under-represented” across the television industry, at just three per cent. The
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