The adjacent map plots the press coverage of cases of attacks against disabled people. These attacks are NOT necessarily hate crimes. Many of these cases are listed by Disability Now.
The areas of different shades of blue relate to population density throughout the UK - with the darkest blue areas being the most dense - becoming lighter as the population becomes more sparse.
*This information came as a result of a news search on archived media databases.
Disability Hate Crime Map
Hate Me Here?
The UK disability organisation SCOPE works to gain equal rights for disabled people. Their current campaign ‘Time to Get Equal’ wants to challenge disability discrimination and disability hate crime; which they call ‘disablism’. On the 15th June, they organised a fun-day in Gillingham, Dorset, to highlight the campaign:
Examples Of Experiences
I conducted an anonymous open questionnaire with a number of people with disabilities. This is a sample of some of their responses: