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Disability Narratives

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Video clip: At first Sue found it difficult to voice her needs, but has become more confident over time.

I think my confidence in, in voicing my needs has grown. And, and also that realisation that actually I can't just keep absorbing things. And only I really know what I need, and if I don't speak about it, then how can I expect anything to be done? So as I said, a lot of it has been my own journey, about me learning to voice my own needs. And not being afraid to do that.

It feels like, you know, over the twelve years that I've worked here, that the kind of understanding that, that there is generally in the workplace is that these things are more important. Or more value is placed on enabling people to come to work, who have limitations and disabilities. It feels like yeah, more acceptable. And, you know, when I look at my colleagues, I see that things have changed for, for others too. So things that people perhaps once just tolerated, they're - they're saying "Actually it's not working for me." So yeah, I think the whole environment within, within the department is - it feels more okay to express those kind of needs.