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By: Daniella Jade Lowe What is Disability? Over the years, classifying and defining disability has become quite tedious. There are various examples to describe disability. Disability is seen as a ‘social construct.’ It is the idea that society and its’ institutions have the authority to construct disability around social expectations. In medieval times, disability was […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe Disabled shoppers now have equality in business called the ‘Purple Pound’. The Purple Pound represents the spending power of the disabled household. A disabled household is a household in which at least one of the members has a disability. The Purple Pound here in England is equivalent to the Black Dollar […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe The Legacy International Group has launched The Purple Vote Campaign. This group was started by Sara Flay and Leighton Morris who lead a team of 15 people with various disabilities. The Purple Vote Campaign was launched in February. This campaign was created to raise awareness about what concerns disabled people and […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe Access consultants provide professional advice on how to develop inclusive environments in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. They help to reinforce this law. Wheelchair accessibility and mobility issues are just some of the problems that access consultants look at and try to solve. Businesses are required by the Equality Act […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe This is the first segment of my article series ‘Dealing with Disability’. In this article, I will cover Dealing with Disability on the Job, using examples from my personal experiences. Lived Experience How does one handle disability in the workplace? While living in Bermuda, I’ve had sporadic summer jobs and work […]

For the past month, I’ve been enrolled on a disability empowerment programme called the ‘I CAN, I WILL PROGRAMME’. This programme was structured to help me: Scale new mountains! Develop self-confidence Focus on the things you can change Enable me to plan for a more fulfilling and active lifestyle, and work potential Support me to […]

“Myths and Misconceptions“ People make silly assumptions about people with disabilities. Many people form preconceived ideas about the disabled community at large. From personal experience, here are just a few: MYTH 1. DISABILITY IS A DEVASTATING PERSONAL TRAGEDY WITH NO CURE. The Truth- The lives of disabled people are not tragic. The solution to disability […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe ‘Making a plan to improve your life’ ‘When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.’ Empowering oneself requires independence, and choosing the way you respond to each challenge you face in life. Displaying self-control in negative situations, […]

Independence A typical day in my life, requires lots of motivation, dedication and can be time-consuming. Being independent while having a disability, requires one, like me, to be assertive and diligent. It also requires me to be an independent thinker and show personal initiative and interest in my personal affairs. Practising independence helps me to […]