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Oct 13 18 tweets 11 min read
There's a lot of #ableism floating on Twitter at the moment, especially within the journalistic space so I wanted to take the time to highlight #Disabled journalists whose work I admire, Focus on the UK because otherwise I'll burn out! Please add yours! /1
First up! @DrFrancesRyan Frances writes about disability and austerity among many other things. Her book #Crippled "reminds us what real investigative journalism looks like" and her work constantly holds powerful people to account and raises the voices of marginalised groups. /2
@johnpringdns editor/founder of Disability News Service, who brought in-depth reporting on disability, particularly discrimination and inequality when there was very little in that space. DNS continues to do this, even as funding from disability orgs dries up due to cuts. /3
@Lucy_Webster_ I love how Lucy's writing always highlights the experience of disabled people, no matter the piece, I can always connect with the people in it. I'd love for you to check out Lucy's newsletter! /4
@RachelCDailey founder of @TheUnwrittenPub their guest-editing of @DailyMirror's Disabled Britain was a huge moment. I follow their work because they bring the ethos of inclusivity, lived experience and platforming marginalised voices to everything they do.
@TripleCripples Kym Oliver and Jumoke Abdullahi. I particularly appreciate how they speak on being a global majority but UK minority, and for introducing me to the idea of the Radical Model of Disability in this interview: shadesofnoir.org.uk/journals/conte…
@HollieAnneB I love all Hollie-Anne's work, but esp. appreciate the way they crush barriers to disabled people talking about sex and intimacy. We are excluded in #SexPositive conversations, or even convos about safety, but Hollie is putting it there! cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/se…
I'm having a break because brain fog- but my list is quite a bit longer than this! Please add anyone you want to highlight in the meantime! Normal programming will resume shortly ;) #DisabiltyUK #DisabledJournalists #DisabledJourno #DisabledJournos #DisabledWriters
We continue with @AmberSunner whose breakdowns of start up successes for @BusinessInsider give great analysis on how to succeed and the pitfalls that many face. I also love this piece on the necessity of remote working: theorg.com/insights/how-r…
I love doing sports photojournalism, and it's great to see @Kyle_Gunn97 leading the way at @Record_Sport giving his expert takeaways from matches.
I love @funmicreates academic style and in-depth analysis and I really appreciate the way they can translate pop-culture research into digestible pieces a wider audience will get valuable takeaways from.. Too many pieces to mention but here's a fave: gal-dem.com/indomie-tribut…
My fellow deafie! @LiamODellUK something I particularly appreciate is how Liam has his finger on the pulse and keeps the community informed on legal and pop culture events in the disabled, Deaf and neurodiverse space. He is a King of informative threads. Give him a follow!
Onward to @KatePounds Kate's stories centre the human in the story, she's often flying the flag for the importance of local news and she tells stories with community at the heart: muckrack.com/kate-pounds/ar…
@SofiaBrizio is another writer you should follow! I particularly love that I can follow her work in both Italian and English (Ciao, cara) but even if that's not you you'll love her work on intersectional inequality, disability rights and the publishing world (yes, books!!)
@April_L_Lloyd has created so many resources to support disabled and neurodiverse journos, I first found her through @journoresources and I just found out about @empowordjournos I particularly love this piece: medium.com/conscious-life…
I'm having another break, because I'm hyper-focusing and forgot to drink fluids haha. Might turn this into a blog post! Please share, especially if you have recommendations of more POC disabled, deaf or neurodiverse journos in the UK! I'd love to see them here.
Go follow @charliclement_ for all things neurodiversity and human rights, especially because she's got her debut book coming out and you really want to know about her before then ;)
I forgot that this was coming out today, the Disability Issue of @thebookseller magazine. If you loved this thread of disabled writers then you'll love this issue (which I'm in!!) it's all about disability in the publishing industry, plz check it out 😍

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Oct 12
What is this take? I'm often the journo in this situation, where people refuse captions. This is a totally unacceptable way to frame this- using the trust people put in your coverage to show if a candidate can do the job to instead be actively ableist. Do better. /1
What are captions?
"Captions (also called “intralingual subtitles”) provide content to people who are Deaf and others who cannot hear the audio. They are also used by people who process written information better than audio." /2
What are live captions?
"Live captions are usually done by professional real-time captioners or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers. Live captions can be done in-person or remotely"
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