What is life really like for disabled people? The disability diaries reveal all

We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists

Seven things you should stop saying and doing to disabled people

On her way from St Albans to Nottingham, Shona Cobb nearly found herself stuck on a train on three separate occasions. Cobb had booked wheelchair ramp assistance for each required change – but not one staff member turned up to help her. Instead, at one stop, she had to rely on a friendly couple to help her; at another, the only way to prevent the train door closing with her still on board was to stick her foot in it.

It is a neat and infuriating irony that Cobb struggled to get to an interview about the discrimination facing disabled people because she was experiencing just this kind of “disabilism”.

Continue reading…

For more details, click on: What is life really like for disabled people? The disability diaries reveal all