In exciting news, I’m hiring for an executive and creative assistant. As a disabled artist and policy expert, I need assistance with a lot of tasks – whether cognitive (e.g. tracking tasks) or practical (e.g. extended typing). I am now in a position to recruit a self-employed executive and creative assistant to work with me, […]

Experimental! An online writing retreat for D/deaf and disabled writers

For a little while now, I have been asking on Twitter for recommendations of D/deaf and disabled writers and I am now delighted to announce why! Experimental! is an online writing retreat for D/deaf and disabled writers currently living in the UK. Curated by myself and produced alongside Spread the Word it will run from […]

Adaptive Android

I recently gave a talk on adaptive tech for Android and Windows for DMD Pathfinders, a user-led organisation by and for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. While I don’t have Duchenne myself, I use a lot of adaptive tech – either regularly or because I’ve tried it. You can read more about the Android tech […]

COVID-19 – is online more accessible?

Is the lockdown really more accessible for disabled people, or is it just differently accessible? I’ve read a lot of disabled people talking about how with the lockdown there are no access barriers, but I’ve also been thinking for a while that actually there are access barriers – they’re just different. It’s easy to generalise […]

COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)

COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently) Coronavirus is ripping through care homes. It is killing thousands of people who are trapped in these institutions, often with no choice or control as to who provides their ‘care’, no way of protecting themselves, and who are left watching their friends die. Part of the […]

Disabled People Are Not Expendable (yet we’re being left to die)

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has released its guidelines for critical care in Coronavirus. NICE is widely respected, and its evidence-based guidelines often take years to develop, with wrangling backwards and forwards between medication companies, researchers, journal articles etc. The fact that it’s provided guidelines so quickly in the case of coronavirus is […]