Yesterday evening on tv I heard someone say that one of the ways to tell how much work has yet to be done in terms of achieving racial equality is by noting the lack of black people we see on tv, in films, and in positions of social authority. That’s undoubtably true, but I couldn’t help thinking that you see far fewer people with disabilities in such places. While the majority of the cast of any given film is likely to be white, it is still far rarer to see a disabled person on our screens. When did you last see a wheelchair user or someone using a communication aid on the telly? The Black Lives Matter seems to now be gathering real pace, and hopefully will achieve real change; yet we shouldn’t forget that there are other social groups, sidelined to an even greater extent, who can make a contribution to society and whose lives matter just as much.