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32 years ago Disability Now was founded to provide a strong platform for debate and discussion of disability issues – a platform where disabled people had their voices heard.
For 20 years Scope has funded Disability Now and we are proud that in that time the publication has showcased the huge diversity of voices and talent from across the disability community and provided a space for dialogue and debate.
We featured articles and lively discussions about subjects as wide ranging as assisted dying, cybernetics, access to transport, disabled people’s experience of voting and the impact of welfare reform on disabled people’s lives. Our Head to Head podcasts featured interviews a range of high profile disabled people – from Paralympians to journalists, comedians to actors and even members of the House of Lords. And these are just some of the highlights.
The world has changed a lot in the last three decades. Today, disabled people’s voices are heard through more specialist and mainstream platforms, blogs and podcasts than ever before.
While the need to produce news for disabled people by disabled people is as important as ever, we need to keep up with changing times.
That’s why the decision has been taken to stop producing Disability Now in its current format. We remain firmly committed to producing content that puts disabled people and their families at its heart. However, we think that there are new ways and new platforms that can provide greater reach and greater impact.