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Government identifies body to enforce website accessibility – now will they step up to the task? – AbilityNet

The UK Government has recently published its response to a consultation process on its

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DWP agrees to pay thousands to disabled duo in universal credit court case – DisabledGo Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has finally agreed to pay compensation to two disabled men…

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Work Experience with DisabledGo – DisabledGo Blog

Would you like to gain some work experience and build your confidence? If you like talking to new…

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Disabled BBC reporter Frank Gardner is stuck inside a plane AGAIN – Daily Mail Online

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, who uses a wheelchair, was left stranded on an empty plane at…

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Supreme Court ruling ‘risks bringing in euthanasia by the back door’ – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled campaigners have warned that a Supreme Court ruling has removed a vital safeguard that protected the…

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Making Our Mark on History at the First Ever Adaptive Highland Games! – wheelAIR

wheelAIR at first ever Adaptive Highland Games So….we travelled the (7 hours!) up to John O’Groats this weekend…

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Samanta Bullock Joins as Official Brand Ambassador – wheelAIR

Samanta Model, athlete, influencer… An SCI superstar! Samanta is one of a kind. Originally from Brazil, she has…

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Accessibility Checker for Stratford and Warwick is now live! – DisabledGo Blog

DisabledGo has worked in Partnership with Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Warwick District Council, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s England,…

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Global Disability Summit: DPOs from global south call for new beginning – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people and their organisations from the global south have called for a “new beginning” in the…

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Global Disability Summit: Disability Rights UK ‘betrayed movement’ with speech – DisabledGo Blog

A national disabled people’s organisation is facing accusations that it “betrayed” the UK disability movement after its…

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Double amputee who modelled for River Island wants to be a supermodel – Daily Mail Online

An eight-year-old double amputee who charmed shoppers in a River Island campaign has revealed her plans to…

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Technology and Disability: An Interview with Gavin Neate – Digit

There are 13.9 million disabled people currently living in the UK, a significant portion of the population…

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Figures finally show how government slashed spending on rail access scheme – DisabledGo Blog

New figures released through the Freedom of Information Act have exposed how the government has slashed spending…

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William Merritt AccessAbility Exhibition – Extended Driving Area – 18.10.18

Each year the William Merritt Centre hosts an exhibition…

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Global Disability Summit: Anger over Mordaunt’s bid to redefine inclusive education – DisabledGo Blog

International development secretary Penny Mordaunt has been labelled a hypocrite and an embarrassment after attempting to redefine…

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Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books – Friendship Circle

Has your child ever asked you why Jeff can’t talk, why Olivia can’t walk, why does Jeremy…

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8 wheelchair travellers share how they pack and travel all over the world – DisabledGo Blog

It’s no secret that a wheelchair makes packing a bit more complicated, but that doesn’t need to…

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Top 10 accessible attractions in Lisbon – Disability Horizons

Sisters Daniela and Rita from Portugal 4all Senses, which organises accessible holidays in Portugal,…

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Council’s disabled facilities grant investment leads to ‘unprecedented’ improvements – DisabledGo Blog

A local authority says it has achieved an “unprecedented” improvement in waiting-times for disabled people seeking grants…

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McVey’s U-turn means DWP will pay at least £100 million more to disabled claimants – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people will be paid more than £100 million extra in backdated benefits owed by the government,…

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Microsoft showcases accessible packaging for its Xbox Adaptive Controller – KitGuru

Microsoft’s new Xbox One Adaptive Controller made its debut back in May, designed to make gaming with…

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Last Legs: a tragic comedy about disability – Disability Horizons

Last Legs is a bitter­sweet comedy-drama about a disparate group of people facing very individual challenges with…

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Brexit bill ‘will give ministers power to exchange trade deals for rights’ – DisabledGo Blog

The government’s trade bill – which will give ministers powers to give up disability rights protections in…

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Come along to celebrate the launch of Wythenshawe Hospital and Withington Community Hospital’s new Accessibility Checker! – DisabledGo Blog

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has been working with DisabledGo, a leading provider of accessibility information for…

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O’Mara asks for forgiveness and understanding as an autistic MP – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled MP has spoken of how being diagnosed as autistic has helped him to understand his…

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Attracmount: The Magnetic Cell Phone Mount for Wheelchairs by Josh Smith — Kickstarter

Attracmount is the first and best Magnetic Cell Phone and Key mount designed especially for wheelchairs! Attracmount has…

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Young disabled people share their hopes for equality – Scope’s Blog

egardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that…

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What is acceptable disability terminology? – Disability Horizons

Throughout history and the generations, disabled people have been referred to in a variety of ways. Even…

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DWP silence over ‘thousands of ESA claims lost in IT black hole’ – DisabledGo Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has told a disabled woman whose benefit claims repeatedly went…

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Universal credit leaves claimants with mental health problems ‘tangled in bureaucracy’ – DisabledGo Blog

People with mental health problems are becoming “tangled up” in the bureaucracy and flaws of the government’s…

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Come along to DisabledGo’s Basingstoke Work Experience Day – DisabledGo Blog

You are invited to come along to DisabledGo’s Work Experience day in Basingstoke on Tuesday 25th September…

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Little girl helps disabled friend operate a new motorized wheelchair – Daily Mail

This is the lovely moment a little girl helped her disabled friend operate a new electric wheelchair. Young…

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Accessible adventure: be inspired by a wheelchair globetrotter – Disability Horizons

Have you ever believed that certain destinations and activities abroad are inaccessible to you because you have…

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Disability Confident employers promise less than one job each on average – DisabledGo Blog

Nearly 7,000 employers that signed up to the government’s much-criticised Disability Confident jobs scheme have promised to…

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Thousands of disabled people failed by government’s ‘culture of indifference’, report finds – The Independent

The government has been accused of presiding over a “culture of indifference” in its handling of a…

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WDBS to Stage Landmark Learning Disability Snooker Event

We are excited to announce the first staging of the Humber Classic – the first-ever World Disability…

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4 areas AI makes the world more accessible – Charity Digital News

In today’s world, so much relies on information. But this can make navigating everyday life even more…

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‘Scandal’ of new rail station set to be built without step-free access to trains – DisabledGo Blog

A new rail station being built as part of a multi-billion pound regeneration programme will not enable…

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Autistic teen’s legal fight over ‘physical abuse’ school exclusion – DisabledGo Blog

A legal case being heard this week highlights how disabled children who can be physically aggressive because…

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Call for media action after news agency’s shorthand ‘discrimination’ – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled journalist is calling for action to address widespread discrimination in the media industry after a…

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First Down’s syndrome couple to marry mark anniversary – Daily Mail Online

A man with Down’s syndrome dissolved in tears while discussing his love for his wife on This…

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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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