Why am I voting Tory as a disabled person

I wanted to explain properly why I am voting Tory as someone with significant impairments. I am very aware that in doing so, I am most likely to be subjected to a torrid of abuse from other ‘disabled’ activists but this simply shows how Corbyn has permitted sheer hatred to enter mainstream politics.I think it … Continue reading Why am I voting Tory as a disabled person

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Labour disabled activists seem to support legalising killing disabled people

As I have said previously, one of the reasons I am not voting Labour is that during a Lobby at Portcullis House on the Assisted Dying Bill, my Labour MP was unwilling to even pretend o show me that he was interested in my concerns and the fact I want my right to live to … Continue reading Labour disabled activists seem to support legalising killing disabled people

Labour is not the party for all disabled people

While this election will be remembered as the Brexit election it has not stopped many disabled activists from trying to bring their concerns of the welfare reforms to the forefront. While campaigns like #cripthevoteuk proclaim themselves as non-partisan, it is clear that it is in reality a left-wing rant against the Tories. For these activists, … Continue reading Labour is not the party for all disabled people

Has things really got worse for dysabled people?

A recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (an organisation I am trusting less and less) suggested that things have got worse for people with impairments in a number of areas. This is based on an analysis of a whole range of reports that fit in the current fashion of being negative and … Continue reading Has things really got worse for dysabled people?

Having Pride, Understand Tips and more

New products for View Blog April 2017 I am a leading independent dysability issues consultant, researcher, trainer, controversial inclusion activist, campaigner, and social change agent, based in Coventry (UK) with vast experience and expertise in a wide range of fields including dysability equality, independent living, health policy, social care, lifestyle advocacy, employing personal assistants and … Continue reading Having Pride, Understand Tips and more

Disabled people should have their exact extra costs met

 It is no secret that I am not a fan of the current range of benefits for people with impairments and for reasons that are very different to the normal concerns from other activists. As opposed to helping people improve their quality of life, I believe the current range of benefits feeds passivity and dependency, … Continue reading Disabled people should have their exact extra costs met

Accessibility in Technology is the new Norm

 Accessibility within technology and particularly computing used to be seen as something bolted on. When it came to the internet, it used to be mainly focused on the needs of people with visual impairments. But things are changing and accessibility is now becoming a natural part of how technology and software is being designed.In terms … Continue reading Accessibility in Technology is the new Norm

Many Activists are hypocrites when it comes to opposing assisted dying

I have been vocal in my opposition to assisted dying because it fits into my belief in the rights and responsibilities of citizens. I believe that it is not justed about blocking formalised mechanisms of assisted dying, but also to change the culture the enables people with impairments and families to desire assisted dying by … Continue reading Many Activists are hypocrites when it comes to opposing assisted dying

Empowering People With Impairments Towards Inclusion

An exploration of the current status of people with impairments within British society, specifically those with significant impairments, as well as the psychological and sociological meaning of inclusion and how it can be practically achieved for real people in real situations from a lived experience perspective.Good afternoon everybody, and as you should already know, my … Continue reading Empowering People With Impairments Towards Inclusion