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Women in transport: Reducing inequalities in smart mobility in Europe

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us what we need to know about the H2020 TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory) project that concerns the role of women in transport and the need to reduce inequalities in smart mobility.
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Why have one in five disabled adults never used the Web in 2019?

Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explains why one in five disabled adults never used the Web in 2019.
people with hidden disabilities, Blue Badge

People with hidden disabilities can now apply for Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (30 August 2019).
transform sick pay

Government urges employers to transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
job success

Employee disabilities: How can adaptable workplaces improve your job success?

Helen Brady, Business Support Assistant at First Ark Group, discusses how her experience working for a supportive employer in a flexible workplace, whilst managing an impairment, helped with her job success.
overmedication of older people, medical intervention

Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
learning disability sector, social care sector

Tech and care: New deal to transform learning disability sector?

A new report was launched in Parliament this month setting out the case for a deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost investment and transform the way care is delivered.
accessibility and compensation

ORR urges reforms on accessibility and compensation

Rail passengers will benefit from improved accessibility and compensation under new proposals submitted by the Office of Rail and Road.
adults with learning disabilities

New homes for adults with learning disabilities underway in Halifax

Work has begun to transform a former court building in Halifax into apartments for adults with learning disabilities, supported by £270,000 of funding from Homes England.

Implementing the new Blue Badge digital service process

With the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge digital process now live, Hannah Buckley, Operations Supervisor at Kent County Council, talks through the Council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframes.
NHS invests, learning disabilities

NHS invests £5 million into learning disabilities

The NHS invests an additional £5 million to fund reviews improve care for people with a learning disability and emphasise their commitment to tackling serious national issues.
autism and learning disabilities

Measures to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities

The new measures include a working group for learning disabilities and autism and funding specialist advocates to review the care of patients in segregation or long-term seclusion.

European Union for the deaf calls for improved accessibility

Seattle recently passed a law making closed captions and subtitles a legal requirement in places of public accommodation; European Union for the deaf requests improvements to Accessibility Act.
Changing Places toilets

New public buildings to have Changing Places toilets for disabled people

New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people, under government proposals.
wheelchair users

New travel experiment reveals dire commutes for wheelchair users

The ‘Going the Extra Mile’ experiment enlisted the help of five wheelchair users who tested five popular commuter journeys in London in an effort to raise awareness of accessibility issues on public transport.
medical cannabis clinics

ECH announces plans to open first UK medical cannabis clinics

European Cannabis Holdings (ECH) has announced plans to open The Medical Cannabis Clinics in a step toward aiding patients living with a range of chronic conditions.
disabled access, UK railways

Disabled access: What can be done to power UK railways forward?

Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma explains what can be done to power UK railways forward when it comes to the issue of disabled access.
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Mandatory disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting

Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting will become mandatory following a government consultation, so organisations should prepare now, advises Rachel Mapleston from MHR.
UK employees, disability

Disability made top priority by UK employees over age and gender

Over 50% of UK employees surveyed feel disability is a top priority in the workplace, Wildgoose survey finds.
disabled students

Call for universities to improve support for disabled students

Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed.

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