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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Disabled People Face A Tidal Wave Of Prejudice And Discrimination

Disabled People Face A Tidal Wave Of Prejudice And Discrimination: The rush of good feeling engendered by the success of the London Olympics and Team GB will doubtless carry the Paralympics in its slipstream. But the growing gap between the positive rhetoric underpinning the Paralympics and the day to day experience of thousands of disabled people in Britain raises big questions. Isn’t it a betrayal of every Olympic ideal?
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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