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Podcast: From retail to record label

When Grace Capaldi realised that mainstream employment wasn’t for her, she came up with a radical solution: to run a record label full time and found a recording studio. Here she tells us about that journey to being her own boss, and why the unusual...

The possibilities of advanced assistive tech

Recently, we partnered with the Hay Festival to present a talk between Stephen Fry and Peter Scott-Morgan, who describes himself as the world’s first genuine cyborg. Steve Tyler looks at what these advancements in technology could mean for disabled...

Podcast: The impact of music, subcultures and school

On this episode, we catch up with Niall, who was diagnosed with Asperger's as a teenager. Niall reflects on the impact of school, music and subcultures on his life growing up and shares his views on how he thinks big companies can help close the...

I'm Not 'Disabled But', I am #DisabledAnd

Sophia is a disability rights campaigner. She tells us about her social media campaign #DisabledAnd and her plans for her platform "Ableism and me".

The voices trying to make change

This International Youth Day, Phil Hanks, our Partnerships Manager and Youth Technical Lead, reflects on some of the impressive youth advocates he’s worked with over the years.

Slowly does it for Can Doers

Thomas is our Digital Marketing volunteer. Here he talks about one of our Can Do projects which focused on how looking at objects and artwork for longer than the usual few seconds may alter one’s perception.

Looking back to 2020

Ricky Stevenson looks back at the last year and shares his experience of lockdowns and the pandemic.