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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.
disability and ethnicity pay gap, gender pay gap reporting

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.
inclusivity

Taxis are flying the flag for inclusivity in mobility

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.
digital skills, smart homes, disabled, elderly

‘Smart homes’ to equip elderly and disabled people with digital skills

A new 'smart homes' scheme will aim to help elderly and disabled people develop digital skills to tackle loneliness in rural areas.
opportunities for disabled people

Technology: unlocking opportunities for disabled people in 2019

Technology has presented us with the power to transform the way we live and work, particularly providing life-changing opportunities for disabled people 
Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Detecting Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children

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.
accessibility

Accessibility: The key to making government work better

Joshue O Connor, Head of Accessibility (Interim) at Government Digital Service (GDS) argues that accessibility is the key component of making government work better.
disabled access

How the UK’s airports should navigate disabled access

Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma explains how the UK’s airports should navigate disabled access.
disabled road users

Muscular Dystrophy UK partnership to improve journeys for disabled road users

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

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