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Difference Awards 2022

25 March 2022.

At Difference we spend most of our time campaigning, training, and advising organisations around accessibility and inclusion for disabled people. But of course, we all know certain people and organisations who already get it right. These are the people who make sure disabled people are treated fairly and get a great service. These are the… Read more »

Newsletter March 2022

25 March 2022.

Difference North East At Difference we spend most of our time campaigning, training, and advising organisations around accessibility and inclusion for disabled people. But of course, we all know certain people a… Go to this Sway

Creative Careers: Equal access to working in the arts

22 March 2022.

It was great to hear from our 3 speakers at our ‘Creative Careers’ event back in February. They generously offered real insight and hugely practical guidance on their own experiences of barriers in arts and culture, and how they have learned to navigate these in order to be able to create their art. Their passion… Read more »

Newsletter January 2022

27 January 2022.

Difference North East Last month we met with representatives of Newcastle City Council as part of our Accessible Cities campaign. We had already submitted feedback about their planned changes to the city centre,… Go to this Sway

We’re All Scroungers Now

5 January 2022.

Some thoughts on the potential impact of AI on disabled people’s lives   It was great to hear the final lecture in this year’s Reith Lectures come from the National Innovation Centre for Data in my home city of Newcastle. On the site of a former coal mine transformed into a science hub, it seemed… Read more »

Disability History Month

17 November 2021.

Disability Rights November 18th sees the start of Disability History Month. The themes this year are Sex and Relationships, and Hidden Disabilities. What a great time to have a think about human rights and disability. Disabled people’s human rights are routinely denied, in directly or indirectly discriminatory ways. For example, through receiving degrading or humiliating… Read more »

What’s the problem with reasonable adjustments?

4 October 2021.

Many disabled workers have difficulties getting reasonable adjustments put in place to help them do their job. At the TUC Northern Equality Conference last weekend, we learned that a recent survey found that  only 55% of those who asked their employers for reasonable adjustments during the pandemic, had them made in full.   almost a third (30 %) said they didn’t… Read more »

Disabled people in the North East are being let down

15 September 2021.

A report by the Institute of Public Policy Research North shows the multiple inequalities faced by disabled people in the north of England. An Easy Read version can be found here.   Disabled people in the North East are being let down badly and it is nothing short of a scandal! In the North East… Read more »

Environmental Justice and Disability Rights

16 July 2021.

We are deeply saddened by the devastating impacts of the floods across Europe this week. 15% of the world’s population are disabled. This means that many of the dozens who are missing, or have died in the floods are disabled. Disabled people have greater vulnerability during floods with complex disability-related challenges of relocation and forced… Read more »