Tagged: The Disability Issue

Taking centre stage

Taking centre stage

Almost one in five working-age adults are disabled, so why does it remain a struggle to find that statistic adequately reflected in modern fiction?... Read more

The disabled author experience

Living with a disability isn’t easy, and it brings unique challenges, but by sharing our experiences we can find better solutions. Author-illustrator Paula Knight, psychological... Read more

Tackling stigma

Tackling stigma

The Madeleine Milburn agent highlights how the industry needs to become far more open and flexible in its approach to health and disability. ... Read more

Rewriting the narrative

Rewriting the narrative

If words have power, then the people who publish, promote and sell them have the ultimate power. Read more

Industry must adapt to bring real change for people with disabilities

The industry has proven itself to be incredibly adaptable over the past 18 months. How can that momentum be harnessed to bring about real change... Read more

Change the narrative

Change the narrative

What can be done within the publishing industry to unpick damaging stereotypes surrounding those who experience disability? Read more

Taken for granted

Taken for granted

The needs of disabled creatives must be taken into account when diversifying the  trade—and then matched with funding   Read more

Leaving hero culture

Leaving hero culture

The writer and academic sets out why the publishing industry must make it possible for  disabled authors to tell more diverse stories. Read more

Access Denied: disabled employees and job seekers reveal their stories

An in-depth report into the publishing industry, and how accessible it is to those with disabilities, shows there is much work to do to make... Read more

Progressive or performative? Disability staff networks come under scrutiny

A number of the larger publishers have set up internal networks to improve access to the industry for minority communities; here are six essential steps... Read more

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