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Disability History Month 2023: Focusing on disability, childhood and youth shows inclusion is going backwards

The key purpose of Disability History Month is to raise awareness of the unequal position of disabled people in society and to advocate for disability equality; to develop an understanding of the historical roots of this inequality; to highlight the significance of disabled people’s struggles for equality and inclusion and the ‘social model’ of disability; to publicise and argue for the implementation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Equalities Act (2010).

Meet the MixMups!

The children’s TV channel Milkshake has launched it’s first animated series to feature disabled lead characters. The MixMups follows three friends who live together in a wheelchair accessible Helter-Skelter house with their lovable assistance pets. Creator Rebecca Atkinson says ‘It’s my dream to create a compelling show that draws on my own experiences as a disabled person.’

Dr Shani Dhanda crowned Disability Power 100 winner

The Shaw Trust held its annual #DisabilityPower100 event in Wembley. They were immensely pleased to be able to bring together the most influential disabled people and disability-led organisations in Britain. The event was attended by over 250 guests, and guests were also able to attend virtually via a Livestream.

Gaming: Just Dance being made accessible for everyone

More than 135 million people have played Just Dance – but how accessible is it for everyone? Ubisoft’s video game has 500 unique choreographies that users from around the world follow. Seth, 14, from Vale of Glamorgan, was invited to the company’s Paris studio to test out the latest version.


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