Category: Life

The Download: Chasing disabled customers and bad news from the workplace

Presenter Paul Carter is joined by business coach Robin Hindle-Fisher and disability consultant Phil Friend. They discuss unexpected positive consequences from an examination of the extra costs disabled people face which was carried out by Scope, the charity which funds Disability Now. Also on the agenda some research from Nottingham University’s business school which suggests … Continue reading The Download: Chasing disabled customers and bad news from the workplace

Wayne’s world: a friend and carer’s perspective

Wayne’s world: a friend and carer’s perspective

Providing support for a blind friend is about more than making sure he avoids obstacles, says Daniel Levene, as he prepares for the onset of his own blindness. When Wayne describes the day it's like he is describing a Rothko painting. “It's red with a thick band of yellow across the top and a thinner … Continue reading Wayne’s world: a friend and carer’s perspective

Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir) by Christina Crosby Reviewing this deeply personal account of life after impairment, Sophie Partridge finds some things with which she can identify and others which trouble her more. As a Born (a disabled person with a full-on congenital impairment), I'm often nervous approaching something written by `an … Continue reading Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

Parental pride in not being normal

Parental pride in not being normal

Disabled children should be praised for their difference and not congratulated on their apparent normality, says disabled mother Jane Renton. Normal has always been a synonym for acceptable, and so it is when your disabled children don’t look disabled. Complete strangers feel entitled to remark that children are lucky to appear normal. It’s not just … Continue reading Parental pride in not being normal