Death – The world of disability activism bids farewell to an exemplary advocate, Alan Benson MBE, whose commitment to reshaping societal perceptions on disability reverberated across communities. His recent passing is not just a loss for his family and friends but also for the larger movement striving for inclusivity and equality. Alan’s tireless efforts and unwavering dedication to challenging societal norms surrounding disability were prominently recognized in the #DisabilityPower100 in 2019, 2020, and 2021. His consistent presence in this list underscored his influential contributions and marked him as a beacon of change.
His activism was not just about words but actions that aimed to break down barriers and stereotypes surrounding disability. Alan was a catalyst for transforming perspectives, advocating for rights, accessibility, and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. His passion and dedication have left an indelible mark, inspiring countless individuals and organizations to join the cause for a more inclusive society. Alan Benson’s legacy stands as a testament to the power of activism in effecting real change, reminding us that one person’s determination can spark a movement.
While mourning the loss of Alan Benson, we celebrate his life and the impact he made in reshaping societal attitudes toward disability. His tireless efforts have brought us closer to a world where differences are embraced, and everyone is valued for their unique contributions. As we extend our heartfelt condolences to Alan’s family, friends, and all those touched by his work, we are reminded that his legacy will continue to resonate, guiding and inspiring future generations of disability activists.
In the wake of Alan Benson’s passing, let us honor his memory by carrying forward his mission—advocating for a more inclusive, understanding, and accepting world for people of all abilities. His legacy will remain a guiding light, illuminating the path toward a more equitable and accessible future. Rest in peace, Alan Benson MBE, your impact will endure in the ongoing pursuit of a truly inclusive society.