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Disabled voter secures legal settlement over polling station discrimination

June 22nd, 2017

A council will have to carry out an audit of disability access at every one of its polling stations, after agreeing to pay compensation to a wheelchair-user who was prevented from voting at elections in 2014.


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Disabled people ‘denied access to justice by failure of judges on reasonable adjustments’

May 11th, 2017

Disabled people are being denied access to justice because of judges’ failure to make the reasonable adjustments that would make the court process accessible to them, according to a disabled human rights barrister.


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Wheelchair-users could face further delays on long-awaited taxi access laws

April 7th, 2017

Long-awaited new laws that ban taxis and private hire vehicles from discriminating against wheelchair-users may not provide as much protection as had been hoped when they come into force today, a disabled campaigner has revealed.


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Disabled fans divided over Manchester United’s overdue access improvements

March 30th, 2017

Disabled fans divided over Manchester United’s overdue access improvements


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Police force pledges to investigate bus drivers who ignore access laws

March 30th, 2017

A police force has confirmed that it is willing to launch criminal investigations into bus drivers who refuse to allow wheelchair-users onto their vehicles without a good reason.


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BBC board role is chance to push broadcaster on jobs, says Tanni

March 30th, 2017

A disabled peer is hoping to use her appointment to the BBC’s new board of directors to persuade the broadcaster to employ more disabled people.


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Ministers face twin attack over bus accessibility failures

March 24th, 2017

Two leading disabled campaigners have criticised ministers for failing to agree key measures that would improve the accessibility of bus services.


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Campaign hopes to force improvements to ‘disgraceful’ access to rail travel

March 24th, 2017

A new user-led campaign is calling on the government to address the “disgraceful” and “unacceptable” treatment experienced by disabled rail passengers.


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Peer pressure sees minister finally announce date for taxi access laws

February 10th, 2017

From 6 April, taxi and private hire vehicle drivers will face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to accept wheelchair-users, try to charge them extra, or fail to provide them with appropriate assistance.


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First Bus response to Supreme Court ruling ‘treats disabled people with contempt’

February 3rd, 2017

A bus company forced to change its policies after a ground-breaking Supreme Court access case has been accused of treating disabled peple and the legal system with contempt, after it revealed the measures it has taken to comply with the judgment.


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