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How the OHMI Trust is making music inclusive for disabled people – Disability Horizons

If you’re disabled, there’s a strong likelihood that you’ve never had a chance to play a traditional…

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Project offers new bridge between chronic illness community and disability movement – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled researcher has suggested a way to bring the hundreds of thousands of people with chronic…

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‘Design for Disability’ Web Series to Promote Inclusive Fashion – The Mighty

There is a shortage of accessible, fashionable clothing for people with disabilities. Now one initiative aims to…

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Minister calls on her own government to act on ‘shared space’ street designs – DisabledGo Blog

The minister for disabled people is calling on her own government to take “urgent action” to address…

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Deaf boy, 12, fights for his right to take GCSE in sign language and is set to sue government – Daily Mail Online

A boy who is deaf is to sue for discrimination because he cannot sit a GCSE in…

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Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2018

WOMEN HONOURED AT MICHAEL W HALSALL SOLICITORS MERSEYSIDE WOMEN OF…

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Charities fail to tell MPs about clauses that ‘prevent them attacking McVey and DWP’ – DisabledGo Blog

Representatives of disability charities have given evidence to MPs about the impact of government social security reforms…

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Office for Disability Issues ‘taking no action’ to halt closure of DPOs – DisabledGo Blog

The government’s Office for Disability Issues is apparently failing to take any action to address “worrying” concerns…

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Interview: Emmerdale’s disabled actor James Moore on making disability ‘normal’ – Disability Horizons

Award-winning ITV soap Emmerdale recently cast a disabled actor in a pivotal role, placing him at the…

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Minister lauds £600,000 for rail access… after her department confirms £47 million in cuts – DisabledGo Blog

A transport minister has announced £600,000 funding for seven digital projects to help disabled passengers access rail…

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Prosthetic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid injury – Daily Mail Online

A prosthetic wrapped in electronic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid…

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Relief after court rejects latest assisted suicide legal bid and highlights law change dangers – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled activists have welcomed the court of appeal’s decision to reject the latest attempt to legalise assisted…

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Penny Mordaunt becomes first ever government minister to use British Sign Language in Parliament – Mirror

Penny Mordaunt today became the first ever government minister to use British Sign Language in Parliament. The Tory…

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Campaigner defeats third government department on accessible information – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled campaigner has won his third legal case against separate government departments over their failure to…

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MERSEYSIDE WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

WOMEN HONOURED AT MICHAEL W HALSALL SOLICITORS MERSEYSIDE WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 I was very honoured to…

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PIP announcement ‘shows replacing DLA was waste of time and money’ – DisabledGo Blog

The government’s decision to stop regular benefit reassessments for some people with “the most severe, lifelong conditions”…

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Shoot for the stars, the sky is the limit – Disability Horizons

From working in the medical profession and becoming an accessible travel expert, to competing in a wheelchair…

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Disability and the welfare state through history: were we on the agenda? – Disability Horizons

The news is filled with stories of the current state of the welfare system. But what about…

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Disabled people reveal their high street shopping bugbears – Daily Mail Online

Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be an arduous task, but for disabled shoppers it can…

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Government’s social care funding failure ‘is terrible news for disabled people’ – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled campaigners have reacted with alarm to the government’s decision that it will not address the social…

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Why are there more clothing lines for dogs than disabled people? – The Guardian

Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri is best known for her work styling celebrities such as David Bowie, Angelina…

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I’ve been left on trains and called ‘a wheelchair’ – train companies need to improve their treatment of disabled customers – Scope’s Blog

his week, BBC Rip Off Britain highlights the experience of disabled passengers on trains. Far too often,…

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Assynt Crofters’ Trust to launch its new Wheelyboat

PRESS RELEASE Release date: 26 June 2018 Assynt Crofters’ Trust launches its new Wheelyboat to make the beautiful Scottish…

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ASTRiiD – Leadership is critical to reap benefits of the ‘invisible talent pool’

Leadership is critical to reap benefits of the…

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DWP is failing ‘vulnerable’ claimants of universal credit, says watchdog – DisabledGo Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is failing to support “vulnerable” claimants and is unable to…

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‘Discrimination’ by DWP’s IT company ‘exposed disabled employee to months of abuse’ – DisabledGo Blog

A “Disability Confident” company owned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) subjected a disabled member…

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Helping visually impaired children to ‘feel’ the Universe – UoP News

A University of Portsmouth project is helping blind and visually impaired children to ‘feel’ the Universe. The Tactile…

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DWP in disarray as fresh legal defeat could mean fourth trawl through its records – DisabledGo Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) looks set to carry out a fourth major search through…

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The Disability Conference 2018 – DisabledGo Blog

The Disability Conference 2018 which meets this September 19th in London, will explore the main barriers to…

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Atos assessor told gay man he was ‘defective’ and needed to be cured by God – DisabledGo Blog

A doctor working for the government contractor Atos told a gay disabled man she was assessing for…

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Memorial and procession will highlight need for reform after brutal murder – DisabledGo Blog

Campaigners will take part in a procession later this month to mark the murder of a disabled…

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Handiscover Teams Up with Amadeus to Expand Their Accessible Accommodation Supply to Hotels Worldwide

Handiscover announces today that it has recorded 490% growth in booking as compared with a year earlier,…

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DWP silence over new PIP backdating call – DisabledGo Blog

Work and pensions secretary Ester McVey has refused to say how many disabled claimants are likely to…

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CAA identifies areas for improvement for people with disabilities in airports – DisabledGo Blog

The new report by the Civil Aviation Authority highlights progress made by airports to help passengers with…

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7 Ways to Put a Tick Force Field Around Your Yard – Organic Daily Post

In my neck of the woods (Massachusetts), we have a serious tick problem. Those little buggers are…

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Lost Voice Guy gets second series of sitcom – BBC News

A second series of Lost Voice Guy’s sitcom Ability is coming to Radio 4, following his Britain’s…

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Driverless Vehicles – Disability Research

Driverless Vehicles: Disability Research Driverless Vehicles: Disability Research My name is Ross Williams…

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The Rivertime Accessible Regatta 2018

The Rivertime Accessible Regatta 2018 Wednesday 13th June – Bisham Abbey Today we were honored to be guests at…

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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Project Diamond’s flaws lead to boycott – DisabledGo Blog

Three unions are boycotting a scheme that aims to monitor the number of disabled people and other…

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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled trade unionists have unanimously backed calls for a national demonstration this autumn against cuts to support…

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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: UN convention ‘must become part of UK law’ – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled trade unionists have called on the TUC and unions across the country to campaign for the…

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Step Change Studios: inclusive dance for all disabled people – Disability Horizons

No matter what your disability, you should be able to take part in dance classes. It’s a…

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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: ‘Discriminatory train firm should be stripped of franchise’ – DisabledGo Blog

A train company which issued discriminatory guidance to its station staff should be stripped of its rail…

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Top dating, relationship and sex tips for wheelchair users – Disability Horizons

In our series of dating, relationship and sex articles, we’ve teamed up with disability and sex expert,…

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OmniServ launches innovative wheelAIR trial at Edinburgh Airport

Scottish-born innovation offers a “cool” and comfortable solution for wheelchair users while travelling at Edinburgh Airport OmniServ, the…

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Parallel is Coming to Scotland

We are happy to announce that this year, we are bringing the UK’s largest all-inclusive mass participation…

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Catch-up with all things DSA

We are repeating our popular DSA Summit this year on July 25th at the Sunley Conference Centre…

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The fully accessible guide to flying for people with disabilities – CreditCards.com

Traveling by plane is one of the safest (and fastest) methods of getting from point A to…

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Sport England fund increase in sporting opportunities for people with complex disabilities – DisabledGo Blog

Sense, the national disability charity, have received a grant of £212,431, from Sport England, who have extended…

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Disabled comedian ‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent 2018 – Disability Horizons

Are you a Britain’s Got Talent viewer? Did you see the final last night? If you tuned…

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