Research reveals lack of diversity in UK ad imagery

A review of the top 20 advertising spenders in 2015 by Lloyds Banking Group reveals that minorities continue to be significantly under-represented. Lloyds Banking Group’s ‘Reflecting Modern Britain’ report, which analysed campaigns from 20 of the UK’s top advertising spenders, found that less than a fifth of the people used in press and TV ads represent the diversity of British … Read More

Microsoft celebrates diversity and LGBT equality in Christmas advert

Microsoft is the latest company to celebrate the LGBT community in their Christmas advert. The technology firm’s new Art Of Harmony campaign sees them celebrate real-life activists, including transgender reality star Jazz Jennings and seven-year-old Zea Bowling who stood up to a homophobic preacher. Others who feature in the advert include Mona Haydar, a Muslim-American activist who invites people to … Read More

High street disability access ‘needs more progress’

Not enough progress has been made to improve disabled access to Welsh high streets, a charity has said. Disability Wales told Good Morning Wales there has been some improvement in the seven years since its Streets Ahead report but more needs to be done, more quickly. The 2008 survey found problems with communication, attitude and access to shops and public … Read More

UK airports asked to make improvements for people with ‘hidden disabilities’

Airports will provide more support for people with hidden disabilities under new guidelines introduced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidance sets out how UK airports can make air travel more accessible for people with conditions such as dementia, autism, hearing loss and visual impairment. The guidelines, which hope to reduce stress and anxiety for passengers with … Read More

LGBT people are still mostly invisible in advertising

Minorities including LGBT people are still significantly under-represented in advertising, research has found. The Reflecting Modern Britain report reviewed the top 20 advertising spenders of 2015, and found that less than one fifth of the people featured in TV and press advertisements reflected the full diversity of British society. The research, conducted by Lloyds Banking Group, shows that there remains … Read More

My Life Story – Joanne Monck

David Nigel Vincent Monck was born in June 1955, in Rugby Warwickshire, the first of two sons born to Anne Josephine and Peter. With blonde hair and blue eyes he was a healthy bonny boy. However he did not realise so young in life that he was about to start a battle. A battle that would last for the next … Read More

Ju Gosling: ‘Support for disability arts is essential’

Having trained as a dancer, Ju Gosling works across performance and digital arts. She tells Georgia Snow about running disability arts festival Together!, set up after London 2012… Describe the role of the Together! Festival… The festival ties in with UK Disability History Month, a national project that’s been going for seven years. We’ve been running a festival alongside it … Read More

UK to make disability a global priority

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced. To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners … Read More

Strength, Power & Consistency

A blog piece written by Efe Ezekiel – Shortlisted Nominee for The Entrepreneur of Excellence Award for Race at The National Diversity Awards 2012. My beautiful girls that I mentor all over the country are all obsessed with the perfection of themselves. I teach that perfection of self is in the now but that is sometimes a bit much for both … Read More