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Difficulties of getting fit if you're disabled

It can be difficult to find a suitable fitness regime when you're disabled, writes Kate Ansell.

Did BBC3's disability season hit the mark?

Guest blogger Frances Ryan takes a look at the BBC's Defying the Label disability season.

Life as an adult with ADHD

ADHD in adults is a "hidden" problem that needs better diagnosis, the charity for people with the condition, Addiss, has said. How does it affect adults' lives?

'It's not enough to be just a disabled comedian now'

A lot has changed in the past decade when it comes to disabled comedians. Are they becoming more mainstream, Simon Minty asks.

The family who built a cafe just for their son

A cafe in the Philippines is employing disabled people to try and offer more job opportunities and break down stigma.

Special Olympics GB footballers go for gold

Twenty-five-year-old Ben Kelly has been part of the Team GB squad playing in the Special Olympics football competition in Los Angeles.

Viewpoint: Living and learning at a disabled-only college

The students who benefited from a segregated college education

Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte on showbiz and disability

The latest edition of the long-running talk show about disabled life.

Disabled in an instant

How do you adapt to life with a disability if you've been able-bodied all your life?

Wanted: A personal assistant to help me wash and dress

How do you employ a personal assistant if you're a young disabled person?

Is it unfair to ban smoking in mental health hospitals?

Smoking is banned inside NHS mental health units, is this fair?

Special Olympics: Going for gold in gymnastics

Laura Green has a learning disability and represented Team GB at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, with hopes of winning gold.

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained

Presenter Sophie Morgan visited Ghana and found that the stigma attached to being disabled can lead to confinement and torture.

Life with a facial disfigurement

People stare at Adam Pearson wherever he goes. But when looks and whispers turn more violent, he's left feeling scared.

The woman who doesn't accept her disability

Journalist Melanie Reid was paralysed in a horse riding accident five years ago. and has struggled to come to terms with her disability since.

Charlie's new brain: "Accept, adapt, embrace"

Snowboarding teacher Charlie Elmore had an accident on the slopes four years ago in which she sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Families of people with learning disabilities feel 'failed'

What do the families of people with learning disabilities in care think about the "slow" reforms?

From bloodied knees to the House of Commons

Conservative MP Robert Halfon says his disability has helped him get to where he is.

Viewpoint: Does this statue start the right conversations?

2 months agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

A giant sculpture of a disabled girl has been erected in central London. For Kate Ansell, who wore calipers as a child, the statue triggers old memories.

The business owner with Down's Syndrome

2 months agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

The young entrepreneur with Down's Syndrome who runs her own fashion business.

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