Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)


Energy impairment and disability inclusion – report by the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

28th April 2020
Catherine Hale If you ask someone living with a debilitating chronic illness if they consider themselves to be disabled, you often get a “yes but, no but” kind of reply. If you dig deeper, you may find their ambivalence is not so much because they see disability in negative terms. It’s often because they don’t feel entitled to the status of ...

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 ...

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

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If you can't attend the @LegallyDisabled @TheLawSociety roundtable event tomorrow, take a look at the full report on the barriers faced by disabled lawyers and others in the legal profession http://bit.ly/3aAIxYp

Tomorrow morning at 9:30am there is another opportunity to join a roundtable event by @LegallyDisabled @TheLawSociety on supporting firms to identify opportunities for improving disability inclusion.

Register here. https://bit.ly/2WvzguC

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