Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)


Why are disabled people seemingly unexpected in the legal profession and what can we do to create a culture of inclusion and access?

18th February 2020
Natasha Hirst from the Legally Disabled project reflects on the findings of the project, and last month’s conference, about disabled people working in the legal profession.

Blog: Looking at the effectiveness of Accessibility Plans in secondary schools

23rd January 2020
DRILL has published the research carried out by the Alliance for Inclusive Education (Allfie) into the effectiveness of Accessibility Plans in secondary schools. Dr Armineh Soorenian, who carried out the research, tells us about what she found and some of the stories she heard. I travelled across England and conducted 12 focus groups consisting of Disabled ...

Blog: DRILL welcomes Sue Bott as new programme manager

15th January 2020
It’s a fascinating time to be joining DRILL as the new programme manager. The ambition was to develop and implement a project which would make a real and practical difference to disabled people’s lives, both now and in the future. The programme has produced a broad range of reports and toolkits which will benefit disabled people. These ...

Blog: Disabled researchers are a challenge to Higher Eduction sector

28th November 2019
In academic studies involving disabled people, all researchers are equal but some – it seems – are more equal than others. Disabled peer researchers involved in projects have reported that their lived experience is not fully appreciated and that they sometimes felt like an inferior bolt-on – even though the projects were funded by a user-led ...

DRILL is a Four Nation Research Project which delivers the world's first major research programme led by disabled people.

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Our second event is on Friday 28th in Carmarthen. #BrexitWhatNext

📣The Government should urgently respond to today’s Marmot Review 2020 and develop a national action plan to reduce mental health inequalities, says the Mental Health Foundation: https://t.co/J7OScl3wjv

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