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The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. We respond to current topics, share stories and open up conversations about disability.

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The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. We respond to current topics, share stories and open up conversations about disability.

    Episode 11 - Video Games – a game-changer for disabled people?

    Episode 11 - Video Games – a game-changer for disabled people?

    Video games are a relatively new but ever more popular medium. Somewhat misunderstood, video games have something very special about them in terms of being able to reach people and include people. For disabled people they can actually be more than just entertainment.

    On this episode, Sam Buckley catches up with three disabled gamers. Dave Crouse, head of veteran services at Stack Up, Joshua Reeves, a disability rights campaigner and Alex Walls, a disabled gaming blogger.

    • 25 Min.
    Episode 10 - Isolation and coronavirus

    Episode 10 - Isolation and coronavirus

    In this episode, we talk about the impact of coronavirus and self-isolation on disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.

    When the current restrictions began back in March, we spoke to business owner Josh Wintersgill about his experience of lockdown and the effect on his business in the travel industry. We also spoke with Jamie Woods, a community manager and fan of the show, about shielding during the pandemic.

    We also discuss non-visible disabilities and chronic health conditions in the time of coronavirus, and public perceptions with disability rights campaigner Sophia Kleanthous. Chloe Timms, writer and campaigner, answers questions on living and working in lockdown.

    Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash
    Music: Sun Shine by Cymatix provided by Premium Beat

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    Episode 9 - 'Disabled Looks Like Me' - Non-visible Disabilities and the Media

    Episode 9 - 'Disabled Looks Like Me' - Non-visible Disabilities and the Media

    This month, the Disability Download explores the representation of chronic illness, particularly women with chronic illnesses and non-visible disabilities, in the media. We catch up with artist and illustrator Mimi Butlin, blogger Lucy Dawson and disability rights campaigner Sophia Kleanthous.

    • 54 Min.
    Episode 8 - International Women's Day with Judy Heumann

    Episode 8 - International Women's Day with Judy Heumann

    In this episode of The Disability Download, Selina Mills chats to disability rights campaigner Judy Heumann about writing her memoir, International Women’s Day and her new documentary film on Netflix: Crip Camp.

    • 25 Min.
    Episode 7 - Is fashion accessible enough?

    Episode 7 - Is fashion accessible enough?

    As London Fashion Week has just come to a close, we wanted to take the time in this episode to showcase some of the emerging talent that is working to make the fashion and beauty industry more inclusive and diverse. We caught up with some budding entrepreneurs who entered the Stelios awards last year. Carina, founder of Hands of Warriors, Laura, co-founder of Careaux and Jenny, founder of e-scent.

    • 36 Min.
    Episode 6 - Social Care special – Frances Ryan

    Episode 6 - Social Care special – Frances Ryan

    Cathy chats to award-winning journalist and campaigner, Frances Ryan about austerity, benefits and representation of disabled people in the media.

    Audiobook of ‘Crippled: Austerity and the demonization of disabled people is out on 27 February.

    ‘Crippled: Austerity and the demonization of disabled people’ is available on Amazon and in all good bookshops.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crippled-Austerity-Demonization-Disabled-People/dp/178663788X/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

    • 25 Min.

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