David is a disability rights blogger and activist. David was formerly a senior engineer in the defence industry before having his career terminated by disability discrimination. He is an activist with specific interests in disability and discrimination in the workplace, and in models of disability, having taken part in the extended debates on the Social Model and it’s applicability to Chronic Illness in the former BBC ‘Ouch’ forum. He is a neurodiverse wheelchair user who has lived with chronic illness for several decades. A regular disability rights blogger, he is attempting to reinvent himself as an author within the diverse books/own voices initiatives.