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Accentuating the positive and focusing on unexpected advantages – my year as a disability role model

Ben Merrick pictured in Antarctica, dressed in cold-weather gear and with the sea and icebergs in the background.

Ben Merrick, Civil Service champion for visually impaired people, uses the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to tell us what he's been up to in 2018, and what a positive attitude and making sure he gets the support he needs has done for him.

Disability role-modelling and resilience: three approaches

Two men talking in front of storm-damaged building

Using his recent experience of handling a complex crisis as an example, FCO disability role model Ben Merrick gives his three top pieces of advice for coping with what life and work throws at you.