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Don’t Let Internalized Ableism Stop You From Using Assistive Technology

Recently, I learned the true value of assistive technology and the extent of my own internalized ableism. One Monday morning, my laptop started overheating to the point where it actually started to hurt my fingers. Before anyone starts worrying, I am not still using it! It’s been sent off to be repaired but that means I’m …

Emma Vogelmann talk to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC News
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Discussing Effects of the Petrol Crisis on the Disabled Community with BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire.

It’s been a busy week. As we know there are petrol shortages and issues with refuelling in the UK as people across the country panic buy. I wrote a tweet after I myself experienced the knock on effect, with a carer informing me that they may not be able to reach me as they had …

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I Am A Young Disabled Person And I Have Deleted Facebook

(Editorial illustration by Emily Seffar) You might think this isn’t a big deal; lots of people are deleting their Facebook accounts in light of the shocking Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. For those of you who don’t know me, I think Edward Snowden is a hero and did a huge service to the public for exposing the extent …

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Have You Heard of “Armchair Activism”?

(Edit by Emily Seffar, Illustrator and Photographer) Lauren West also contributed to this piece.An interesting conversation came up in the Trailblazer’s pod of desks this week – it was about a new term called “armchair activism”. Essentially, “armchair activism” is being vocal on social media about causes and campaigns but not going out into the community …