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The importance of ensuring inclusive and accessible public spaces

Accessible public spaces are vital to a city's culture and democracy, but why does London still struggle with inclusive urban areas?
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Cost of living fund for disabled people and domestic violence victims

A cost of living fund has been made for those who are struggling the most by price increases – including disabled people, single parents and women suffering from domestic violence.
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Disabled facilities grant: why is it so backlogged?

Councils need to overcome functional silos and improve access to the disabled facilities grant – and technology may just be the solution.

85% of UK disabled workers are more productive working from home

There are numerous benefits of working from home for disabled workers, who have been the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in their careers.
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Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace

Dr Christine Grant, Associate Fellow at the Coventry University Centre for Healthcare Research, introduces the ‘Remote for All’ (R4All) research study, discussing disability, neurodiversity, an inclusive workplace, and remote e-working in the UK.
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Using artificial intelligence to diagnose ‘glue ear’ in children

Glue ear is a common cause of hearing impairment and disability amongst children. AI can improve accuracy of diagnosis and cut down annual NHS costs.
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Research reveals that anti-TNF drug reverses Dupuytren’s disease

A clinical trial at Oxford University has found that a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis can reverse Dupuytren’s disease, if taken early on.
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2.7 million disabled Ukrainians “trapped or abandoned” by war

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, discusses how governments, businesses and NGO's must not overlook disabled Ukrainians.
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The role of universities as Corporate Parents in Scotland

Clarifying what kind of support is provided by universities in Scotland, as ‘Corporate Parents’, to children and young people who have experienced social care in the UK in comparison with Japan.
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Police do not consider 48% of autistic people to be vulnerable adults

The criminal justice system is failing autistic people, as clients are commonly not given support in trials because they are not deemed “vulnerable”.
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Secrets of the immune system could help unlock future MS treatments

Researchers have identified why certain cells in the body, known as Th17 cells can go rogue and promote the onset of MS
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New gene-silencing drug could help with ALS

New research suggests that in suppressing a mutated ALS gene, it may be possible to delay to onset of symptoms.
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70% of physicians unaware of how to treat someone with a disability

Researchers from Mass General have found that physicians are lacking basic understanding on how to care and treat people with disabilities.
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Inclusive services that put a stop to digital inequality

Natalie Harney, Senior Consultant at Engine Transformation, tells us about the inclusive design principles they provided to the Immigration and Asylum appeals service for HMCTS, to tackle digital inequality.
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Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers

New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...
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Fashion industry must prioritise its inclusion crisis over sustainability

Joanna Pritchard, CEO, The Valuable 500, discusses why the fashion industry will never be able to address its sustainability crisis without addressing its inclusion crisis.
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Long Covid and the implications for employers

Paula Cole, partner at UK law firm TLT, advises what employers need to consider from an employment law perspective when it comes to Long Covid.
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Report finds COVID patients with learning disabilities given blanket DNRs

The Health Committee report examines UK COVID decisions - including a chilling blanket DNR given to COVID patients with learning disabilities.
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Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
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A commitment to inclusion & equality

Open Access Government's Jonathan Miles, charts the European Commission’s commitment to inclusion and equality, examining some recent policy initiatives.

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