When the first lockdown occurred in March 2020, the world slowed down; streets and offices emptied and opportunities to socialise in person were paused. But as DW moved to working online and our small team expanded, recruiting people from all over Wales, our work went from strength-to-strength. Our 2021 Annual Conference and AGM offered a […]
Have your say: DW review of the UNCRDP and disability rights in Wales
Dear Members, We are conducting a review into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRDP) and disability rights in Wales. It is important to us that we hear from as many disabled people as possible for this so we are conducting a survey for people to share their experiences and to […]
Press Release: Launch of Election Fund for Disabled Candidates in the 2022 Local Council Elections.
Disability Wales welcomes the statement today by Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government, announcing the opening of the second stage of the Access to Elected Office Fund Wales. The Fund will now be open to disabled people wishing to stand for election as local councillors in the 2022 Local Government elections. It is […]
Call for evidence: Reviewing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in Wales
Disability Wales is reviewing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in Wales and we are looking for evidence submissions about the UNCRDP and disability rights in Wales. What is the UNCRDP? CRDP is an international human rights treaty adopted in 2006. The UK ratified (agreed to follow) CRDP in 2009. You […]
Unlocked Lives – The film premiere!
Press Release Disability Wales to launch Unlocked Lives, a film that captures disabled people’s experiences through the different waves of the pandemic Unlocked Lives is the Disability Wales video project made possible thanks to funding by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales. Premiering at an online Zoom event on Friday 17th September at 6:30pm, the […]
Working as an intern at Disability Wales: Alex’s experience
Who am I? I’m Alex, I have recently graduated from Swansea University with a First in Business Management, and I will be studying an MSc in Strategic Marketing from September 2021. I am originally from Maidenhead in Berkshire, South-East England. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, eating out and watching football. I am […]
Locked Out: Liberating Disabled People’s Lives and Rights in Wales beyond Covid-19
Welsh Government has published ‘Locked out: liberating disabled people’s lives and rights in Wales beyond COVID-19‘, a report about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people in Wales. Believed to be the first of its kind commissioned and published by a national government in the UK, as well as being evidence led, Locked Out was […]
Accessibility in the world: What needs to change?
Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The past 15 months has seen highs and lows in terms of accessibility; from spikes in remote working opportunities and golden tickets to attending events online, to digital exclusion and accessibility barriers in shops and city centres. With all of this in mind, GAAD 2021 feels more significant than ever. […]
Working as an Intern at Disability Wales: Amy’s experience
What is it like to work as an intern at Disability Wales? We have welcomed many eligible students in Wales to join us as interns for a short period of time. Our most recent recruit was Amy, a third year Social Policy/Criminology & Criminal Justice student, currently studying at Bangor University. We couldn’t let her […]
Get ready to vote on 6 May
This is a guest blog post by Electoral Commission Wales. Get ready to vote There’s just one week to go until people in Wales head to the polls to decide who will represent them in the Senedd and as Police and Crime Commissioner. The Senedd has powers to make laws for Wales on a range […]