BBC News hopes to increase awareness of disability issues with a number of on-air and digital projects after hiring its first disability correspondent.{jcomments on}

The corporation announced in April that Nikki Fox would join to report on the subject across news bulletins and BBC Breakfast. She has been tasked with engaging audiences both affected and unaffected by disability.

Wheelchair user Fox has previously appeared on BBC1’s The One Show and Rip Off Britain, and has made docs for Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, including Beyond Disability: The Adventures Of A Blue Badger.

“We want to look into how the cuts to benefits are affecting people with disabilities and how the changes to the education system may impact children with disabilities,” said Fox, who will work alongside three broadcast journalists in Salford dedicated to disability issues.

The full story is available here on the Broadcast Now website (paywall)

Nikki Fox can also be found on twitter as @FoxNikkiFox


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