What is the
Academy for Disabled Journalists?
Today is very proud to be launching the second year of their Academy for
Disabled Journalists (ADJ), in partnership with the National Council for the
Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
In 2020, despite coronavirus, they managed to
recruit and facilitate students from across the UK to study online for the
Certificate in Foundation Journalism (CFJ) with support and funding from the
National Lottery’s Community Fund. This was all delivered in a fully inclusive
and accessible environment.
are now looking for the next cohort of disabled students to join this year’s
Academy, starting in May 2021. Here's a short promo video:
like to be part of the Academy?
Scholes, ADJ student
Ability Today have been so supportive
of my needs and studying in a group of people who understood me helped me to
succeed. If you too are interested in journalism and have a disability, contact
Ability Today, they will give you the tools and support to achieve your goals.
Lisa Kavaney, ADJ student
The Academy for Disabled Journalists
has been incredibly supportive in helping me work towards my Certificate in
Foundation Journalism. They have been by my side every step of the way.
Journalism is still a very London centric industry and without the opportunity
and support that the ADJ has given me, I would never have been able to follow
my dreams. University and on the job training are just not accessible enough
for me. With the ADJ I can study in small bite-size chunks propped up in bed as
and when my health allows. The ADJ is absolutely groundbreaking for disabled
people who want to become journalists, there is no other training out there
remotely close in terms of quality of support and accessibility.
Hannah Deakin (@hdeakin), ADJ student
The ADJ (Academy for Disabled
Journalists) means a lot to me. Especially during the first lockdown and when
activities were very limited. It gave me a focus and a routine each week. Grant
and the ADJ have been so supportive and helpful to each and every one of us, as
well as asking if there is anything else they can do to enable us to achieve
our goal of passing the Certificate Foundation in Journalism. I have learnt so
much including skills to improve my writing and learnt things about blogging I
was not aware of. I am particularly keen on this area as I write a blog.
How can you
information on start date, course length, eligibility and costs, please
visit Ability Today's website. You can get in
touch with Ability Today by emailing them at [email protected]
They're looking for
passionate individuals with an interest in a career in media or journalism, who
may already be actively blogging or vlogging. You must also be in
receipt of either PIP or DLA.
Online Community Coordinator, she/her
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