5 May Are people with learning difficulties allowed to vote?

The snap general election is on the horizon so it would be remiss of a disability podcast if we didn't look at the accessibility of voting. It may be 2017, many might assume we've solved these issues by now, but it is still a work-in-progress. Meet Jordan Smith who has mild learning difficulties and Tracey Garcia from charity Dimensions who tell us more. (a transcript will appear here soon in Related Links, so check back ) In our look at social media this month, the creator of hashtag #disabledandcute, Keah Brown, goes for Netlix's teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why, and explains #cripthevoteuk. Then we have two people who don't eat food. Instead they have nutrients fed, in one case, directly into the heart. How does it all work? Featuring vlogger Carrie Beckworth-Fellows and Claire Connon Presenters Simon Minty and Kate Monaghan ask them the top questions: Does it mean you no longer poo? And if you invite a date back to your bedroom ... how do you casually introduce the fact you've got tubes hanging out of you? Email ouch@bbc.co.uk tweet @bbcouch or find us on Facebook. Tell us what you think, and tell us your story. Subscribe to Ouch as a weekly podcast. It's not about disability, it's just disability-ish. Please review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do this then more people who'd like the show will get to hear about it. And you can help too by sharing it, and liking ...
Loading player...