A TWITTER campaign launched by a Glasgow-based magazine is urging people to not forget people with a disability, now that the Paralympic Games are over.
Disability magazine, Enable, is inviting people to add #dontforget to their tweets, which will take those who click it to an article on the magazine’s website which says: “The danger is that now the Games are over, disability creeps back into the shadows and we forget everything we’ve seen, learned and embraced about disability and disabled people.”
Enable is a free magazine, distributed throughout the UK.
Says the magazine’s publisher, Denise Connelly: “Disability isn’t going to go away once the athletes leave London – it’s an issue which affects ten million Brits every day. We still need to talk about things like changes to the welfare system, disability hate crime and what kind of support is, or isn’t, available. And we need the public and the media on our side to achieve this.”