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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 ...

Blog: Supporting people with learning disabilities to have positive sexual relationships

18th September 2019
People with learning disabilities want to love and be loved. This is simply stating the obvious, and we shouldn’t need research to tell us this. However, the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) has been working in partnership with My Life My Choice to explore exactly this topic. We have been researching this because self-advocates at My Life My Choice ...