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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.
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.
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.
New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people, under government proposals.
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.
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.
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.
Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting will become mandatory following a government consultation, so organisations should prepare now, advises Rachel Mapleston from MHR.
Over 50% of UK employees surveyed feel disability is a top priority in the workplace, Wildgoose survey finds.
Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed.
Safa Alkateb, CEO of Autocab, argues that taxis are the ones flying the flag for inclusivity, and highlights what the rest of the transport industry can learn from them.
A new 'smart homes' scheme will aim to help elderly and disabled people develop digital skills to tackle loneliness in rural areas.
Technology has presented us with the power to transform the way we live and work, particularly providing life-changing opportunities for disabled people
Mabel L Rice analyses the cause of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and the need to identify it early on in children to provide a solution.
Joshue O Connor, Head of Accessibility (Interim) at Government Digital Service (GDS) argues that accessibility is the key component of making government work better.
Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma explains how the UK’s airports should navigate disabled access.
A new partnership with charity Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) will bring Changing Places accessible toilets to the majority of motorway service areas — making journeys easier for disabled road users across England
Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton has urged large employers to build more inclusive workforces and report how many disabled staff they employ
People with health conditions will receive further support to manage their health conditions at work, thanks to 19 innovative projects set to receive millions in government funding
Real wages are up for the eighth month in a row and 973,000 more disabled people are in work since 2013
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