Scope launches campaign for equality as half of disabled people feel excluded from society

Disability charity Scope has launched a campaign for equality and is urging everyone to show their support after new research revealed half of disabled people feel excluded from society. The findings have been published today in a report by Scope which reveals how undervalued and disconnected from society many disabled people feel. Based on Opinium polling of 2,000 working age disabled adults, the research reveals:   Two in five (41%) working age disabled people don’t feel valued by society Less than half (42 per cent) think the UK is a good…

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Guest Post by Space City Productions: Scope feel advertising is not inclusive enough

This is a guest post from Space City Productions where they have spoken to Scope about their feeling that advertising is not inclusive enough and is proving costly for businesses, with billions of pounds not exploited. Just 0.06% of all actors represented in advertising are disabled, despite a fifth of the UK population having a disability of some kind. Given the lack of representation on and off screen, those who are impaired by disability have ensured the plight has been accentuated by idiosyncratic advertising – which is paradoxically perpetuating the…

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