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Activism and Campaigning Jackie Driver speaking into a microphone, with some of her words in a box in the corner of the screen

Disability charities must do more to support the disabled activists who are fighting austerity through direct action protests, according to a leading figure in the disabled people’s movement. Jackie Driver, who has chaired the Manchester-based disabled people’s organisation Breakthrough UK for the last 13 years, said that grassroots organisations like Disabled People Against Cuts
Arts, Culture and Sport Ruth Gould head and shoulders

A leading Deaf arts festival director has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours after years of work that have seen her develop relationships with disabled artists from across the world. Ruth Gould (pictured), artistic director of Liverpool-based DaDaFest, has been recognised with an MBE for services to disability arts. Her work with DaDaFest
Arts, Culture and Sport

Leading disabled artists have welcomed a new Arts Council policy which aims to force mainstream organisations to take real action to promote diversity, but have warned that disabled-led organisations still have a vital role to play. Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chair of Arts Council England (ACE), announced a “fundamental shift” in its approach to