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Stage is set for more actors with learning disabilities

MORE actors with learning disabilities could be starring on the stage and screen, thanks to a pioneering programme of drama courses taking places across Wales.

Three in running for Sir Stelios £50K business award

PARALYSED yachtsman Geoff Holt (Wetwheels), Paralympian swimmer Andrew Gilbey (Gilbey Films) and hearing impaired Anna Wilkinson (More Rehab) head up the finalists for next week’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2015, one of the most unique and prestigious prizes for entrepreneurs in the UK.

£50K up for grabs from Sir Stelios

A £50,000 cash prize is up for grabs in this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs.

Fears over Access to Work scheme

THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to publicly reject a document released by Department for Work and Pensions hours after last week's election result, which suggested that the Access to Work programme - the only programme with a 100% success rate in enabling disabled people to work - may be axed.

Only four in ten disabled people use the Internet

ONLY four in ten of disabled people use the internet – and the majority of websites continue to fail to meet the legal minimum standards of accessibility.

Access to Work: the good and bad news

DISABILITY minister Mark Harper says new changes to the Access to Work scheme will benefit 3,000 more disabled people. But some disabled workers already receiving high awards are to have them slashed.

Your chance to be a Channel 4 superstar . . .

CHANNEL 4 wants to recruit more disabled people to work on its coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

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