Let's focus on what we can do!

By Disabled People for Disabled People

Grey & Purple Coloured Image with following text in white. 'Testimonials. We take great pride in our students, here's what they have to say about us. "I couldn't have done it without Ability Today Jamie Green - Diploma Alumni & ITV News Trainee. "The Academy is 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." Lisa Kavaney ADJ student. "If you are interested in journalism and have a disability, contact Ability Today, they will give you the tools and support to achieve your goals." Victoria Scholes, ADJ student. When I applied to study for a Certificate in Foundation Journalism I never imagined that a year later I would be starting my new job. Emily Davison - Trainee Journalist, Newsquest.' There are 4 round images of profiles had shots of 1 male and 3 females.


We take great pride in our students. Here’s what they have to say about us

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testimonial from emily

I’m delighted to have been selected for this programme of study with the NCTJ. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for several years but the barriers of affordability and access were in my way. You have removed both barriers and I’m just thrilled to be able to do this course.

Diploma Student – Nicola Spurr

It’s brilliant to be in such a kind non non-judgmental and supportive space. We will all 100% smash this together!

CFJ Student – Bex Bryan

I feel like I have made friends for life, alongside learning so much!.

CFJ Student – Sassy

It was an opportunity that would finally put me on the same playing field with my other journalist contacts. If it wasn’t for the Ability Today opportunity, I wouldn’t be on this pathway and now joining BBC Careers Academy too. CFJ Student

CFJ Student – Dr Julie McElroy

Thank you both so much for all your help and encouragement so far, I feel like a different person since our first Zoom meeting – Ability Today has opened up a wonderful community and new world of opportunity to me.

CFJ Alumni & Diploma Student – Lauren Lethbridge

I have completed my CFJ course and am now studying for my Journalism diploma with the amazing support of Ability Today. Studying both has improved not only my writing and skill set but also my confidence as a writer and journalist. I have enjoyed it so much and I simply could not have done it without Ability Today. I have had problems with my health whilst studying and the Ability Today team has supported me every step of the way. Applying for the course was the best decision I have ever made.

CFJ Alumni & Diploma Student – Georgie Morrell

Grant and the ADJ have been so supportive and helpful to each and everyone of us, enabling us to achieve our goal of passing the Certificate Foundation in Journalism.

CFJ Alumni – Hannah Deakin

I am so thankful to Grant for setting this up, I think we can all go a long way with the ADJ.

CFJ Alumni & Diploma Student – Victoria Scholes

It’s been great to work with Grant, Ability Today and all the team at the Academy for Disabled Journalists. Their commitment and enthusiasm have made them brilliant partners for the NCTJ.

Will Gore – Head of Partnerships, NCTJ

Ability Today provides a much needed, vital inclusive training opportunity for people with disabilities to train and learn how to be reporters and journalists to full industry level. The standard of trainees that come through its Academy for Disabled Journalists is exceptional in terms of their enthusiasm, determination and achievement. Each cohort has been, and continues to be, a pleasure to teach

Karen Dugdale, NCTJ Tutor.

It’s been great collaborating with Ability Today within our monthly Masterclass series. Ability Today works with so many incredibly talented early career journalists who will no doubt soar into successful media and journalistic careers. The students have been so engaged, by asking our Insider journalists really thought provoking and career enhancing questions throughout the Masterclass series so far. We are only a part of the way through and I look forward to what is to come and continuing to work with Ability Today. Grant Logan is truly inspiring, and it’s been a joy

Emily Sexton Brown – Editor – Insider

The Ability Today team have an uncanny knack of unearthing fantastic talent and giving them the confidence to get to the next step on their journalism journey. The industry needs Ability Today more now than ever.

Mark Hudson – Head of Creative Diversity – News UK

Thanks to Ability Today I was able to learn a new skill at my own pace and in the comfort of my own home. It gave me confidence to explore new media opportunities within my local area. I am so proud to have achieved this qualification – which fits in perfectly with my blog work and radio presenting. I hope to use this new certificate to enhance my CV and further my career within the media.

CFJ Alumni – Ross Lannon

In the interview process everyone who talked to me commented positively on it, so I am not exaggerating to say there is no way I would have got to that point without Ability Today, so I really need to thank you guys.

Diploma Alumni & ITV Journalist – Jamie Green

Working with Ability Today has been both a valuable and important experience. Seeing the students make advances in their journalistic knowledge is what this scheme is all about.

Nikki Akinola, NCTJ

Ability Today as well as the Academy has given me such an amazing opportunity through this course and I’d really like to help out if I can

CFJ Student – Connor Law

I cannot overstate how positive my experiences interacting with Grant, Sarah and the other facilitators within the course have been. I’m grateful for the experience and will always feel proud of the impact the Academy has had and still has on so many people like me, myself included

CFJ Student – Ify Kwokoro

I definitely will be progressing with the Diploma distance learning as it’s a lifeline, it’s such a fantastic course

CFJ Student – Sunita

Best of luck with it. Such important work you’re doing

John Pring. Disability News Service

Ability today has given me the most amazing opportunity, when I applied to study for a certificate in foundation journalism, I never imagined that a year later I would be starting my new job as a trainee journalist with Newsquest.

CFJ Alumni & Newsquest Journalist – Emily Davison

The benefits of doing the Diploma in Journalism through Ability Today is that it offers flexibility, its online and you can do it anywhere you want. You don’t need to travel in to college or any other learning centre.

CFJ Student – Dr Julie McElroy

The Academy for Disabled Journalists provides opportunities for people with disabilities to get involved in journalism, building their confidence, self-esteem, and developing new skills.

Helen Bushell, Snr Head, The National Lottery Community Fund.

I am writing to express my gratitude to you for setting an example of what it is possible to achieve. The interview itself renewed my own sense of purpose and determination to persevere in the work I am doing, and it was important to me to acknowledge this

CFJ Student – Bex Bryan

This is an absolutely fabulous and invaluable service; they really go out of their way to help every single journalist who studies on the course. They met all of my needs and through one of the master classes I was able to link up with a representative from Newsquest who was able to get me work experience and this intern let me to getting a job working for Newsquest London

CFJ Alumni & Newsquest Journalist – Emily Davison

Ability Today has given me the confidence to go out and find work.

CFJ Student – Heather

Ability Today’s ADJ is levelling the playing field and creating pathways to employment for the disabled community.

ADJ Student

Just been awarded a business grant to set-up my PR company, thanks to my ongoing qualification with CJF and Diploma

CFJ Student – Dr. Julie McElroy

I wouldn’t be where I am without Ability Today. Having their support to do the NCTJ diploma in a way that was accessible for me has made moving into journalism so much easier. I’d advise anyone looking to follow a similar path to get in touch with Ability Today, you won’t regret it

Jamie Green – ADJ Alumni & ITV Journalist

It makes me so happy and proud to see what a community we have built around the ADJ.

Vanessa, NCTJ Tutor

Wow, this sounds like an amazing opportunity! It’s always exciting to hear about organisations working to develop viable career pathways for people with disabilities—or, perhaps more precisely, paving the way for people with disabilities to enter impactful professions via alternative/non-traditional routes!

Scope Community member

I was delighted to learn about (and be able to post and bring it to the attention of people who haven’t already heard about it) such a positive accessible enterprise. Wholehearted congratulations on creating it and on the well-deserved nominations!

Wendy McCleave

Studying with Ability Today and being a part of a small community of likeminded people has already changed my life. For the first time in a long time, I feel as though I belong

Diploma Student – Stephanie Jones

‘Ability Today’, as an organisation, appeals to both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ me, in that it deals in realism, but tinged with ambition. Securing a place on the coveted NCTJ diploma, we were told in no uncertain terms that this was not a spoon-fed, slacker- vibe, comfy course. As students, we are expected to self-study, attend masterclasses, and take timely exams. In what has become a rather reclusive life, I struggle to recall being spoken to on these terms for over three years. I felt almost a frisson of excitement. This was a return to real-life – and one that I am more than ready for.

Diploma Student – Amy Selman

Words don’t even come close to describing the inspiration you have been to me and so many other people over the last 20 years Grant.And for you and I, it’s been 46 years! You truly are the most amazing person I know and I couldn’t be prouder of you and all that you have achieved my dearest friend

Pete Kirtley

Inspirational- remarkable how a personal experience can make such a huge difference to the lives of so many. You are truly living the sentiment that ‘something good must come from this horrible experience’. I admire you so much for your work. Keep going…don’t stop!

Alison McCann

I’ve known Grant for nearly a decade and I’m always so inspired by what he has achieved, and what his plans are for the future. His dedication to helping others and improving the lives of the disabled community is a testament to his character and his strong-will to make his life, and the lives of others, have a real significant value in the world


20 years ago Grant Logan, ex pop band manager, current colleague / friend suffered a life changing motorbike accident that turned his world upside down. The high spirited, forever on the move, adventurous and mischievous character was left paralysed from the waist down. He is truly one of the most inspiring people l have ever come across. Whilst most of us moan about such nonsense in every our day lives, and take walking and senses for granted, Grant maintains more of a zest for life and happy spirit than anyone l know

Vikki Joseph

Its time to focus on what we can do” Grant Logan – Ability Today – ” I would buy a t-shirt with that great quote on

Jonathan Parthew

Grant is a true champion. An uplifting spirit who is brave and motivated, devotedly enhancing the lives of as many disabled people round the world as possible


I now have a job where I report on a number of different local affairs and I could not be more grateful.

CFJ Alumni & Newsquest Journalist – Emily Davison

I believe the Academy for Disabled Journalists has allowed us to have more of a voice. We can better share our experiences and the experiences of others. It gives us a sense of achievement too and the opportunity to show what more we can do.

ADJ Student

it’s just so accessible. I think going to classes every day is something I really would have struggled with but it’s accessible for me. And that is something that’s really, really helped.

CFJ Alumni & Diploma Student – Victoria Scholes

The courses with the ADJ are first class and give me the flexibility to study at home, in my pyjamas if I so wish and allow me the freedom to study in my own time. The tutor support is amazing and the support from Grant and Sarah and everyone else is fantastic.

CFJ Alumni & Diploma Student – Victoria Scholes