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“There are so many successful people with disabilities because it makes you adaptable and you have to work that much harder. I think reiterating that to people who want to go further and reach their full potential is vital”

Lucy, Disabled Leaders Network Member

Blog post have been written by Disabled Leaders Network Members, Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust, and represent the views and opinions of the author.


It’s Time Society Stopped Playing the Independence Card to the Detriment of Disabled People

Until the age of eight, I was educated in a special needs school. Contrary to stereotype, the environment (as I recall) provided ample stimulation and nurturance. This, I believe, was thanks in part to the considerable degree of setting and streaming that occurred in the school’s delivery of learning. The establishment itself, to the bestContinue reading “It’s Time Society Stopped Playing the Independence Card to the Detriment of Disabled People”

When it comes to a disability, visibility of difference is a two-sided coin

I think it’s fair to say that we live in an ocular-centric society, people are obsessed with sight, and we equate that with knowledge, just think of terms like “I see” to mean “I understand”.  Equating sight with knowledge is dangerous, especially for those who feel an entitlement to “know”. “Why is your arm likeContinue reading “When it comes to a disability, visibility of difference is a two-sided coin”

Investing in inspirational disabled leaders; a journey into Snowdon scholarships

In January, Snowdon Trust and the GDI Hub opened applications for the second national Snowdon Masters Scholarships programme, in our search for exceptional disabled graduates with the potential to become tomorrow’s leaders.  Funding up £30,000 per student, these scholarships seek to identify and accelerate talented disabled people that have shown excellence in their chosen field of study orContinue reading “Investing in inspirational disabled leaders; a journey into Snowdon scholarships”



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