How can political organising on the left become more accessible to and inclusive of disabled people? In this session we will explore what equal access to participation in mainstream political activity would look like for disabled people and what can be achieved within the constraints of the system we live under. Under lockdown conditions, remote forms of organising provided unprecedented levels of inclusion to some disabled people while others were totally excluded. We will look at how inclusion gains made during the pandemic can be retained and what more is needed.
Catherine Hale is the director of the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project.
Barry McDonald is a peer development worker at Bromley Experts by Experience.
Disabled People Against Cuts is an organisation based in the United Kingdom for disabled people and allies to campaign against the impact of government spending cuts on the lives of disabled people.