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Members’ Advisory Panel

12 January 2021

Difference North East – Members’ Advisory Panel  Difference is looking to strengthen our member involvement so that our work reflects your concerns and tackles the issues most important to you.  So, we’re setting up a Members’ Advisory Panel of volunteers, and we’d like to hear from you if you would like to be involved.  We want the… Read more »

Difference Strategy – Your feedback wanted!

18 December 2020

After a busy year, our thoughts turn to the future. We have listened to your feedback and have drafted a 3-year strategy – we’d love to know what you think. Difference strategy 2020 We have also created an Accessible Presentation Video, with photo-symbols and BSL. Please send any comments to richard@differencenortheast.org.uk by 15th January 2021.

Guest Blog by Lucy Reynolds

16 October 2020

My name is Lucy Reynolds and I am a public speaker, academic researcher, writer and advocate for disability rights. I am passionate about changing perceptions of disability through sharing the insights and knowledge gained from my PhD research and first-hand through my own experiences. I also have my own blog: ‘We Are All Disabled’ https://www.wearealldisabled.org which… Read more »

Celebrating Difference Launch Event Report & Analysis

13 October 2020

What happened, what was talked about and what it meant! This report provides an analysis of the content generated at our Celebrating Difference launch event, which consisted of focus group discussions (via breakout rooms in zoom), Q&A panel discussions, feedback and audience participation. The narrative from the sessions was coded then thematically analysed and the… Read more »

Celebrating Difference Launch Event

8 September 2020

Join us for our official Difference North East launch on Zoom! Saturday 19th September 10.30am – 12.30pm  Be Inspired – by our guest speakers, including our Patron, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.  Be Entertained – by local disabled performers, including the winner of our ‘Speak Up for Difference’ poetry competition.  Be Heard – tell us about the issues… Read more »

Logged In but Locked Out

28 July 2020

I might not be the sort of person you think of when talking about digital exclusion – I work, I can afford broadband and decent IT gear, I have used computers all my working life and I live in a city where internet access is good.  But I still find that at times, I cannot access… Read more »

Newsletter July 2020

24 July 2020

Difference North East Welcome to our latest news update. I hope you are well. In this issue we’ve got some exciting news about our online launch event, and some of the really important projects we’re involved wi… Go to this Sway