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Making Cinemas Accessible

19/11/2019

Going to the cinema to see a film is not usually considered an essential experience, but staying up to date with current entertainment trends is actually an important part of social life and community participation. While many able-bodied movie-goers take their ability to access cinema services for granted, people with disabilities are frequently faced with barriers to inclusion in the cinema environment. It’s important that these are addressed so that movies can be enjoyed by all.

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Disability on Film

12/11/2019

In today’s media industry, diversity and inclusion are hot topics, but unfortunately, disability representation is still largely forgotten when it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. While disability increasingly features in the plots of up and coming new films, able-bodied actors are disproportionately cast to play these roles. Entertainment has a long way to go in the fight for positive disability representation and inclusion of actors with lived experiences of disability.

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Water Sports for People with Disabilities

5/11/2019

Water sports are a great way to keep active and have fun. While some water sports may be inaccessible for people with disabilities, many of them can be adapted to be more inclusive. When necessary accommodations are provided, water-based sports can be among the best exercise options for people with disabilities. These are some of the best disability-friendly water sport options.

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Occupational Therapy for People With Disabilities

24/09/2019

Occupational therapy is an important part of many disability and illness treatment protocols. Occupational therapy focusses on enhancing independence and capacity for everyday activities. It can help people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities to find solutions to access and task limitations, improving their ability to take part in activities necessary to day-to-day life, and ultimately helping to improve their quality of life.

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Disability Dating Myths

17/09/2019

The disability world is full of romance myths, some of which can be incredibly disheartening for members of the disability community, and when assumptions are particularly destructive, they can actually perpetuate ableism. Despite common misconceptions, negative stereotypes, and ableist assumptions, people with disabilities fall in love every day. Dating with disability is possible; disability can be part of a happily ever after. These are some of the most common disability dating myths and the facts that prove them wrong.

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