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Phoebs Lyle: ‘I am proud of my disability because it makes me who I am’

What is it like being a disabled person in Northern Ireland in 2021, nearly 26 years after the Disability Discrimination Act became law, asks disability advocate and blogger Phoebs Lyle

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Showing the way: Phoebs Lyle at home

Showing the way: Phoebs Lyle at home

Stephen Hamilton

Showing the way: Phoebs Lyle at home

Keeping in mind that I was born nearly three years after the Disability Discrimination Act became law, and only became disabled after the hit-and-run accident that left me paralysed from the neck down in 2001, I will never understand the struggles disabled people before me had to overcome and the freedoms they had, and still have to fight for.

But, with that said, it doesn’t take only me to say that there are a lot of areas where the Disability Discrimination Act hasn’t been taken into consideration, nearly 26 years on.


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