Channel 4 enlists YODA for its Year of Disability

Channel 4 has pledged to double the number of disabled people appearing in 20 of its biggest TV shows this year, as part of what it is calling its Year of Disability. The broadcaster’s commitment to increase representation of disabled people on and off screen came as it marked 12 months since the launch of […]

Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE

It was with great shock and sadness at Disability Wales that we learned of the death on 14 January 2016 of former Chairperson and prominent disability rights advocate Kevin Fitzpatrick. From Northern Ireland originally, Kevin lived in the Gower, working as a Lecturer in Philosophy at Swansea University prior to taking up post with Shaw […]

Disabled MP’s jobs warning to government: ‘Do not under-estimate prejudice’

A disabled Conservative MP has warned the government not to underestimate the difficulty of achieving its aim of halving the disability employment gap, because of the extent of “prejudice” faced by disabled people. Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, told a parliamentary debate on access to jobs for disabled people that he had […]

Disability Wales awarded £600,000 Welsh Government funding package

Disability Wales has been awarded a funding package by Welsh Government totaling £600,000 over the next three years, which means that it is no longer at risk of closure this March as feared following the news before Christmas that it lost its core grant due to changes in Welsh Government grant making arrangements. Disability Wales […]

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