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Labour silent on access for disabled MP excluded from debates

July 14th, 2017

The Labour party has refused to say if it will take any action to support a newly-elected disabled MP who has been prevented from taking part in some House of Commons debates because of access barriers.


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Pub discrimination leads one year later to Disability Pride

July 7th, 2017

A woman whose daughter was thrown out of a pub because she was disabled is hoping an awareness-raising “disability pride” event in the same city this weekend will highlight the discrimination faced by people with invisible impairments.


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Disability arts misses out again, despite huge rise in diverse-led Arts Council funding

June 30th, 2017

Disability arts organisations have missed out on a huge increase in funding that has been handed to other diverse-led groups by Arts Council England (ACE).


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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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