May launch date for disability magazine

A NEW, UK-wide magazine – aimed at people with a physical disability plus the professionals who care for them – is to launch from Scotland in May.

‘Enable’ is to be a free, bi-monthly publication from Glasgow-based DC Publishing. Not affiliated to the Scottish disability charity bearing the same name, it is to be edited by Melissa Holmes.

DC Publishing already publish Family Life, the school leavers’ magazine, Source, and the school teachers’ title, RE:SOURCE

Enable will be going head-to-head with another Scotland-based, UK-wide disability magazine, Able.

Says DC Publishing managing director, Denise Connelly: “Whether it’s the latest news, informative product evaluations, the hottest holiday destinations, engaging arts reviews, fiery political discussion, impressive sporting achievements, inspiring profiles, the best employment advice or the most useful information on education, Enable covers it all in an accessible, entertaining format that’s specially tailored to meet the needs of its readership.

“The magazine’s editorial style provides the perfect marriage with its core values: forgetting what disabled people can’t do and focusing instead on what they can.”

It is to be available throughout the UK at the likes of shopmobility schemes, Independent Living Centres, prosthetic centres, and various disability organisations. Readers can elect to receive the magazine by post, for a subscription fee of £15 per year.

There will be two writers – former Herald reporter, Barry McDonald, and Andrew Christopher –  working with Holmes on the title. Five years ago, Holmes was awarded the Young Journalist prize in an European Union-wide journalism competition to recognise social diversity.