In 2019, one of our member groups, Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA), secured funding to carry out research looking at the barriers disabled people face in Wales, when trying to engage with the Wales Africa sector. The ‘Including Disabled People research’ was carried out by Dr Natasha Hirst and Dr Alun Hughes. The project […]
On 6 June 2019, Cardiff University’s and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Brexit Forum Project and Disability Wales teamed up to bring together academics, disabled people’s organisations, and Welsh Government Ministers to explore the implications of leaving the European Union for disabled people. The attached briefing provides answers to questions collected during the […]
Technology for an accessible future
How technology is making the future more accessible for disabled people – by our guest blogger Elin Williams Each year the 3rd of December marks International Day of Disabled Persons and we’re honouring this year’s theme ‘The Future is Accessible’ by talking about technology and its contribution to the lives of disabled people. Many disabled […]
Blog for a more accessible future!
Blogging’s contribution to a more accessible future The 3rd of December has marked International Day of Disabled Persons for over 25 years; a day to celebrate equality, to recognise the rights of disabled people and to raise awareness of the situation and experiences of disabled people in every aspect of their day-to-day lives. A unique […]
IDDP 2019 List of activities on 3rd December 2019 The International Day of Disabled People is set by the United Nations to celebrate disabled people’s success in challenging disabling barriers and empower disabled people worldwide to fight for equal rights (UN 2018). On 3rd December – every year since 1992 – disabled people and disability […]
Press Release – The Future is Now!
*** EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 05 November 2019*** PRESS RELEASE The Future is Now! Claiming our rights as disabled people Today at Cardiff City Stadium Disability Wales will host a national conference on disabled people’s rights and equality in Wales, now and for future generations and renew calls for Welsh Government to incorporate the UN Convention […]
Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living
The ‘Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ framework was officially launched by the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, at a coffee morning with Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People on Wednesday (18th). The framework has been created following extensive engagement with disabled people and the organisations who represent them. Focusing on the […]
Watchdog to launch project to fund legal actions on transport discrimination
The equality watchdog is to launch a new project that will provide funding for disabled and older people to take legal action when they have faced discrimination on public transport. The fund has not yet been officially launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), but it has approached disability organisations and other stakeholders […]
Research to examine pros and cons of using AI to boost independent living
A new piece of co-produced research will examine the advantages – and risks – of using artificial intelligence (AI) to support disabled people to live independently. The research, which has secured funding from the British Academy, will see academics work in co-production with disabled people and carers, who will help to design and steer the […]
Measuring the Mountain
Do you use care and support services? Are you a carer? Help the Welsh Government to understand more about what needing these services, or being a carer is like — share a short story with them about a recent experience, it takes about 10 minutes. Every story is important — make sure they hear yours.