Discrimination against persons with mental and/or physical disabilities; infrastructure that favour able-bodied individuals.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

A group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Affirmative Action

Proactive policies and procedures for remedying the effect of past discrimination to ensure equal opportunities for all.


The al-amira is a two-piece Islamic veil. It consists of a close fitting cap, usually made from cotton or polyester, and a tube-like scarf.


Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. The two most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (when the body’s immune system targets affected joints).


Someone who does not experience sexual desires.


Autism is a developmental disability that effects the way a person communicates, understands communication and experiences the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition; autistic people experience similar difficulties and traits but to varying degrees.


An acronym used to denote Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities.


Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity encompasses two genders.


Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.


Not sexually attracted to one gender; attracted to both men and women.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others.


The burka is a one-piece veil that covers the face and body, often leaving a mesh screen to see through.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.


Prejudice against people belonging to a particular social class.

Conscious Bias (also known as explicit bias)

A positive or negative inclination or prejudice towards a person, group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed.

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