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Evaluating the Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP) By Dr Jen Dyer (University of Leeds), Dr Rachel Sandford (Loughborough University) and Dr Angharad Beckett (University of Leeds) The Mixed Ability Sport Development Programme (MASPD) aims to promote social inclusion through sport, education and advocacy. The Mixed Ability model is being...

‘I believe that in future the biggest danger to support for disabled people will be in those areas of public provision which are under great pressure.’ A sentiment I agree with, but this is not a quote from me. This is one of the closing reflections of ‘A life without...

On the 3rd of April CDS hosted the event ‘Sexual Politics in Diverse Communities: Conversations about Theory, Methodology, and Practice’ together with CIGS (Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies). The day was organised by CDS-er Dr Julia Bahner (now alumni) to showcase ground-breaking new research in the field of sexual politics, including...

On the 3rd of April CDS hosted the event ‘Sexual Politics in Diverse Communities: Conversations about Theory, Methodology, and Practice’ together with CIGS (Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies). The day was organised by CDS-er Dr Julia Bahner (now alumni) to showcase ground-breaking new research in the field of sexual politics, including...

On the 25th March 2019, the European Network on Independent Living hosted an international conference on the present and future of personal assistance in Europe. With activists, policymakers, scholars, and civil society organisations in attendance, it was an opportunity to discuss the significance of personal assistance as a right for...

In this second blog (click here for 1st) posted as part of our tribute to Professor Michael (Mike) Oliver (1945-2019), Disability Studies pioneer, students at the Centre for Disability Studies (University of Leeds) reflect on the importance of his work for them. What follows has been written by students taking...

At the Centre for Disability Studies we were very sad to hear of the death of Professor Michael (Mike) Oliver on 3rd March 2019. Since we posted the sad news to the @CDSLeeds twitter timeline, we have received so many beautiful messages about Mike his influence, impact and legacy. In...

The World Report on Disability estimates that approximately one in five people in the world have some form of ‘disability’ – a characteristic which is strongly associated with socio-economic disadvantage.  3 December was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an annual event dating back to 1992. The theme for this year...