Category: advocacy

By: Daniella Jade Lowe The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus is a charity that was founded in 1967. ASBAH is the local association and does peer support, activities and events to bring the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus community together. Katy Raven is the Project Manager for ASBAH. This charity is comprised of volunteers, parents/carers, […]

I was given another wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by another disability oriented organisation called the Lwazi Ncube Foundation. The Lwazi Ncube Foundation is an organisation created to build, encourage and inspire others with disabilities. Hello, Introduce yourself – Name and what you do.My name is Daniella Jade Lowe. I do not work for anyone, […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe On December 3, 2020, I was a panelist for a Virtual Conference hosted by the WindReach in Bermuda. This virtual conference was held in honour of ‘International Day of People with Disabilities’. Conference objective: Due to COVID-19, but even before, the needs and voices of People Living with Disabilities were often […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe How does democracy work in the UK? The United Kingdom (UK) is a democracy. In the UK there are too many people to all discuss all the decisions about how the country is run. Therefore, representatives are elected to make decisions. Representatives include Members of Parliament (MPs), Members of the Scottish […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe Welsh ParliamentThere are 60 Members of the Senedd (MSs) of the Welsh Parliament.To vote in the Welsh Parliament elections you must: • be registered to vote• be 16 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)• live in Wales• not be legally excluded from voting MSs are elected using […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe ‘Disability equals diversity not disadvantage.’ To highlight this message, the UN has marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities since 1992, to spread the word on disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day also aims to draw attention to the […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe Self employment is a form of independence for the disabled. Self employment is a form of freedom and self reliance. Many people like the idea of working for themselves because they have no one to be held accountable to. However, there are many challenges to self employment, especially for a person […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe Voting with a disability can be quite a tedious but rewarding experience. We often suffer marginalised politics for a marginalised people. The Electoral Voting Commission in the UK offers Accessible Voting for all. They endorse voting through accessibility videos: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/accessible-voting-for-all. First of all, you must register to vote, but only once […]