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Plans to integrate sign language into everyday life – BBC News

The Scottish government has announced plans to integrate the use of British Sign Language (BSL) into everyday life. Measures include removing barriers to deaf…

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Remploy refuses to carry out basic background checks for care inspection roles – DisabledGo Blog

The company employed by the care watchdog to find service-users to help inspect residential homes and hospitals is failing to make the most…

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Superhero Tri Series: interview with Paralympian David Weir – Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley interviews Paralympic gold medalist David Weir about the Superhero Series sporting event that took place this summer. On Saturday…

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Boy with Down’s Syndrome is the new star of River Island’s kids’ range – Metro

This is River Island’s new Kids Squad. And third from the right is 11-year-old Joseph Hale. He has Down’s Syndrome and he’s now…

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DPOs call on transport secretary to restore Access for All funding – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary to restore “vital” government funding for projects to improve access to rail…

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Rich House Poor House family receive gift from millionaire – Daily Mail Online

A father who appeared on Channel 5’s Rich House Poor House has paid tribute to a millionaire after he bestowed a generous gift…

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Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rules that explain which benefit claimants will no longer have to be…

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DPAC shortlisted for human rights award after parliament direct action – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled activists who carried out a direct action protest in the heart of parliament have been shortlisted for a prestigious human rights award. The…

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Disability and travel: adaptive camping and accessible adventures – Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons Deputy Editor Shannon Kelly, who uses a wheelchair, tells us about her recent camping trip and adapted adventures, including rock climbed…

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The disabled gamer’s manual – Disability Horizons

Philip Hoare, an avid gamer who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), runs through the best accessibility features on a whole host of consoles…

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Stroke victim told to care for kids as wife is deported – Daily Mail Online

A stroke victim who needs 24-hour support has been told to become the sole carer for his two children after border officials ordered…

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Tessier at Ski Spec, Breckenridge, Dec 2017 – TESSIER

SKI SPECTACULAR – Dec 4th to 10th We offer 7 days to test our sitskis…

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DWP ‘manipulated Access to Work figures to hide cuts and harassment’ – DisabledGo Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been accused of manipulating statistics in an attempt to hide the ongoing barriers, cuts and…

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New Rookies, GT4 Racing & New Challenges – Team BRIT

2017 RACE SEASON ALMOST OVER – BRING ON 2018! This time last year we had 1 car, 1 driver and 3 Rookies. We now have…

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Woman with learning difficulties proves teachers wrong – Daily Mail Online

A young woman with learning difficulties has revealed how she was labelled ‘stupid’ by teachers and parents for wanting to be a high…

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Jackie Sprules – 62 year old Pushing Boundaries

62-year-old lady called Jackie Sprules from Stoke Poges, jumped13,000ft out of a plane on 23rd September in a tandem sky dive. The difference to…

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Mum and new baby face Christmas eviction after WCA ‘nightmare’ – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled woman with a new baby is set to be evicted a fortnight before Christmas because the Department for Work and Pensions…

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Top 10 amazing female disabled celebrities – Disability Horizons

Last year we rounded up the top 10 disabled celebrities, listing both disabled men and women that have graced our screens. So, this…

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EHRC celebrates 10th birthday with call for new powers – DisabledGo Blog

The equality watchdog has asked the government for significant new powers, including the ability to inspect buildings that are flouting access laws. The Equality…

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MPs’ inquiry set to look at PIP assessment dishonesty claims – DisabledGo Blog

MPs have launched an inquiry into why so many disability benefit decisions are being overturned on appeal, and look set to examine claims…

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Tory conference: Gauke’s universal credit silence on debt-ridden disabled people – DisabledGo Blog

The work and pensions secretary has refused to say what he will do to help the hundreds of thousands of disabled people and…

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Are you excited about Jonnie Peacock being on Strictly Come Dancing? – Disability Horizons

Have you been watching Strictly Come Dancing? Are you one of the many superfans? Disability Horizons writer Carrie Aimes certainly is. But what’s…

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Blue Badge Style Awards: from accessible listed buildings to the best loo! – Disability Horizons

Earlier this month, Blue Badge Style awarded 10 hotels, restaurants and bars with its BLADE award to recognise stylish venues that are inclusive…

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The man diagnosed with pathological laughter – BBC News

Paul Pugh was in the most critical meeting of his life. He was being told what his future would be like after receiving…

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Tory conference: Care minister hides from fringe as funding crisis deepens – DisabledGo Blog

The Conservative minister for care services turned down at least four invitations to speak about adult social care at her party’s annual conference,…

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For the Billion: help make a difference to disabled people’s lives – including your own – Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to us about new campaign For the Billion. It’s estimated that there are 1 billion disabled people…

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Labour conference: Student forced to crowdfund pain-free wheelchair – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled student has told Labour’s annual party conference that she has been forced to resort to crowdfunding to obtain a wheelchair that…

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Disabled and scraping by in the underground economy – The Washington Post

For the people of the hollow, opportunity begins where the road ends, and that was where they now went, driving onto a dirt…

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Labour conference: Vote means party must rethink approach to social security cuts – DisabledGo Blog

A shadow cabinet member has supported calls by party members for Labour to come up with a stronger policy on reversing government cuts…

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Kansas student whose legs were cut off blames spiked drink – Daily Mail Online

A student who lost her legs after being run over by a train says she was ‘left to die on the track’ after…

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Raising The Roof

An exciting and inspiring music extravaganza event in support of the ICCC International Student Design Fellowships supporting Architectural Leaders of the Future. Combining the…

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Labour conference: Benefit assessment nurses must be held to account, says Abrahams – DisabledGo Blog

Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has called for nurses and other healthcare professionals who write misleading benefit assessment reports to be “held…

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Robot saved my sight by blasting my eye with radiotherapy – Daily Mail Online

Every month for more than a year, company chairman Michael Edwards went to a hospital miles from his home to have an injection…

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Disabled man complained after being unable to accept prize – Daily Mail Online

The winner of a disability magazine’s holiday competition was left disappointed when he couldn’t take up his prize because the resort wasn’t wheelchair-friendly….

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: tips to overcome barriers to cancer screening – Disability Horizons

Disabled women don’t have the same access to screening for breast and genealogical cancers as non-disabled women, and are up to three times…

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Disabled racing driver driven by determination – Disability Horizons

Hi, my name is Christopher Carter and I’m a first-time contributor to Disability Horizons, so please be gentle! I was born in the…

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A big change has just been made to benefits for sick and disabled people, starting today – Mirror.co.uk

The government is accused of an “outrageous broken promise” after announcing thousands of life-long sick and disabled people will no longer face cruel…

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Disabled activist ‘is fighting for his life’ as he hands petition to Welsh government – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled activist has handed in a petition of hundreds of signatures that calls on the Welsh government to reverse its decision to…

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Some television companies say just one per cent of staff are disabled, says Ofcom – DisabledGo Blog

As few as one per cent of the employees working for some UK broadcasters have described themselves as disabled people, according to new…

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Lib Dem conference: Lamb calls for cross-party solution to social care crisis – DisabledGo Blog

The Liberal Democrats’ shadow health secretary has called on the Conservatives and Labour to work on a cross-party basis to find a solution…

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Singer with Lady Gaga disease off opiates due to cream – Daily Mail Online

A woman who suffers from the same chronic pain disorder that has crippled Lady Gaga has revealed she has been cured by a…

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‘So what?’: Arrogant driver’s reply after hitting a car – Daily Mail Online

The driver of a Citroen replied ‘so what’ when he was confronted as to why he had rammed his car into another parked…

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Button by Neatebox – Disability United

In the true spirit of innovation one man is paving the way in field of accessible road crossings. Gavin Neate, founder of Neatebox,…

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Lib Dem conference: Fresh evidence of PIP lies leads to call for video evidence – DisabledGo Blog

The Liberal Democrats have called for disability benefit assessments to be video-recorded, after their annual conference heard fresh evidence that healthcare professionals were…

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11 Countries You Thought Weren’t Wheelchair Accessible, But Totally Are – Spin the Globe

In the past two years, I’ve taken great care to pick my travel destinations based on their wheelchair accessibility. Some have been easy…

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What does a Paralympic wheelchair rugby player do when funding stops? – Disability Horizons

Paralympian Ayaz Bhuta has played wheelchair rugby professionally for the last six years. But the two-time European Champion’s hopes for competing at the…

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Disability benefits: top 10 tips for managing your money – Disability Horizons

We all know that having a disability comes with lots of extra costs. So, if you’re receiving some form of disability benefits, but…

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Portraying disabled people as ‘parasites’ could lead to ‘violence and killings’, says UN chair – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people could be at risk of violence, and even “killings and euthanasia”, because of their portrayal by the UK government and media…

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Shape at The Hospital Club: Benefit Showcase and Sale – Shape Arts

Please join Shape for a prestigious contemporary art benefit exhibition and sale at London’s renowned The Hospital Club on Tuesday 3 October 2017,…

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Government committee to decide whether classifications for Paralympic sports are ‘fair’ – DisabledGo Blog

A government committee will look into whether the classification process for Paralympic sports is fair. It comes after a BBC investigation uncovered claims of…

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Labour MP told to quit influential post after ‘offensive’ minimum wage call – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled activists have called for a Labour MP to resign as chair of the Commons work and pensions select committee, after he called…

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Disability and sex: the ultimate guide to sex toys – Disability Horizons

How can I enjoy sex and what toys are out there to help me? These are questions I hear all the time, from…

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Motability’s tyre policy ‘risks safety of customers’ – DisabledGo Blog

The Motability car scheme has been accused of risking the safety of its disabled customers, by refusing to replace their tyres until they…

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DPO backs call to boycott engagement with government – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) and disability charities should come together and “show a united front” by joining a proposed boycott of engagement with…

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Council’s review finds PIP ‘not fit for purpose’ – DisabledGo Blog

The assessment process for the government’s new personal independence payment (PIP) disability benefit is “distressing, inconsistent and not fit for purpose”, according to…

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Invisible disabilities: understanding dyslexia – Disability Horizons

Not all disabilities are obvious, or even visible. New Disability Horizons writer, Aurora Betony, shares her experiences of adult dyslexia, how people perceive…

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Join our team: Administrative Assistant – DisabledGo Blog

We’re looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our passionate and friendly team at DisabledGo! Job Title: Administrative Assistant Department: Partnerships Reports To: Head of Partnerships Salary:…

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Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India – The Independent

Imagine travelling 2,000km across the country to see a temple you’ve dreamt of visiting, only to discover your family can’t get in. There…

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Summit meeting will aim to bring movement together on independent living – DisabledGo Blog

Activists are hoping that a national disabled people’s “summit” will bring disabled people, their organisations and unions together to fight back against the…

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Chip which can detect eye infections developed – Daily Mail Online

Clinicians have developed a microchip capable of detecting within minutes sight-threatening eye infections including those caught while wearing contact lenses. The prototype device is…

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Come along to celebrate the launch of East Lancashire Hospitals new Accessibility Checker! – DisabledGo Blog

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been working with DisabledGo, a leading provider of accessibility information for disabled people in the UK, to…

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Top tips for enjoying sex, no matter what your disability – Disability Horizons

Every adult should be able to enjoy sex, whether they’re disabled or not. So we’ve asked our sex and relationships expert Tuppy –…

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A mother on great losses of her daughter’s disability – Daily Mail Online

When Sam Carlisle’s daughter Elvi was two, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that would go on to cost Sam her…

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Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

Recent research by charity Scope revealed that eighty percent of disabled people don’t feel they are well represented in the media. One of the…

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Sydney woman with one arm become a pole dancing champion – Daily Mail Online

A woman who was born with one arm has defied the odds to become a two-time pole dancing world champion. Australian Deb Roach was…

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Westminster Bridge attack policeman gets help from DIY SOS – Daily Mail Online

A police officer who was paralysed during the Westminster Bridge attack is to have his home renovated by the cast of TV show…

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Escort, 45, stole guitar and iPhone from a disabled client – Daily Mail Online

A former social worker stole from a disabled man after quitting her job to become an escort. Mother-of-three Michelle Kershaw, 45, from Mossley in…

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Accepting your disability and living your life – Disability Horizons

Disabled or not, we’re all susceptible to feeling emotionally low, self-conscious and suffering from anxiety. But if you have a disability, it can…

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MND & 22 Year Old Me – BBC Show on IPlayer

The youngest person with motor neurone disease in Scotland, Lucy Lintott, is becoming paralysed – she can no longer walk unassisted and she…

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Deaf baby hears her mother’s voice for the first time – Daily Mail Online

The heart-warming moment a deaf baby heard the voice of her mother for the very first time has been caught on camera. Lexi Daniella,…

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Protesters demand end to shared space ‘no go zones’ – DisabledGo Blog

Campaigners from across the country gathered outside parliament this week to call for an end to unsafe “shared space” street designs, which risk…

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Failed legal bid ‘shows UN was right to call for a right to independent living’ – DisabledGo Blog

The case of a man who lost his legal bid to reverse a drastic cut to his support package shows the United Nations…

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How a super-fit schoolboy rugby star coped with paralysis – Daily Mail Online

The first thing I noticed as I was brought into St Andrew Ward was the daylight. As the nurses settled me down and…

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UK is going backwards on independent living, says UN committee – DisabledGo News and Blog

A UN committee has told the UK government to make more than 80 improvements to the ways its laws and policies affect disabled…

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Woman is left paralysed after a night out – Daily Mail Online

A woman who ‘can’t remember’ breaking her back on a night out has vowed not to let her devastating injuries ruin her life…

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Amputee war hero is refused access to Virgin train – Daily Mail Online

A disabled war hero was refused access to a Virgin train and escorted off the platform at Euston Station after he was unable…

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Tréxō Robotics has exoskeletons to help disabled kids walk – Daily Mail Online

A Canadian startup has developed a device that allows children with disabilities to walk. A new exoskeleton from Tréxō Robotics consists of robotic legs…

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What Causes Yellow Teeth and What to Do About It – Health Ambition

Yellow teeth are not a great look in an appearance obsessed society raised on the photoshopped images of blinding white smiles. But what…

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The Surrey results are in! MCF Community Awards – Masonic Charitable Foundation

THE SURREY RESULTS ARE IN! Once again, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the MCF…

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Canute: a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader – Disability Horizons

Canute is a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader that uses specialist technology to make it easier for blind and partially sighted people to read….

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UK faces UN examination: Equality and rights bodies attack government failings – DisabledGo News and Blog

The UK’s equality and human rights bodies have attacked the government’s failure to protect disabled people’s rights. The assault came during a public examination…

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Lib Dem frustration at lack of disability debate at conference – DisabledGo News and Blog

Senior disabled figures in the Liberal Democrats have spoken of their frustration that the party is not set to debate key issues of…

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Three disabled people who will not let themselves be limited – Disability Horizons

When some people hear the word ‘disability’, thoughts of limitations come to mind—what a person can’t do, what they used to do and…

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Disability and travel: face your fears head on – Disability Horizons

We hear from our travel guru Carrie-Ann as she opens up about battling through anxiety issues every time she goes away. It can…

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PR industry ‘needs to confront failure to employ disabled people’ – DisabledGo News and Blog

The public relations (PR) sector needs to confront its failings over the employment of disabled people, according to new research by an industry…

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Blind voters unable to vote secretly and independently at election, says survey – DisabledGo News and Blog

Only one in four blind and partially-sighted people who voted in June’s general election was able to do so independently and in secret,…

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DWP rejects PIP claimant’s appeal… before she receives decision notice – DisabledGo News and Blog

Fresh concerns have been raised about the integrity of the disability benefits system, after a disabled woman’s appeal against having her benefits removed…

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Janine Shepherd: a broken body is not a broken person – Disability Horizons

Former elite athlete and now celebrated author, Janine Shepherd, shares her inspirational story in the best-selling memoir, Defiant: A Broken Body is not…

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Bus industry set to face fresh legal action over access to wheelchair space – DisabledGo News and Blog

The bus industry is facing fresh legal action over its failure to ensure disabled people have access to the designated wheelchair spaces on…

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Violinist performs again 30 years after horror smash – Daily Mail Online

A brain damaged violinist performed alongside her best friend 29 years after they last played together – after a computer turned her thoughts…

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Entrepreneurs with inspiring vision

Two dynamic, successful businessmen who have both been registered blind from a very young age, have developed a course…

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Video: Dog surfs with kids who need machines to breathe!

Surf Dog Ricochet and kids with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) broke barriers last week at a special surf session created especially for them….

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Swansea Bionic Boy can finally use a knife and fork – Daily Mail Online

Riding a bike and eating with a knife and fork may seem easy activities for an 11-year-old to carry out. But for Alan Gifford,…

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The masseuse who pulled my arm out – BBC News

I was away at a fancy spa and thought I’d indulge in a nice relaxing massage as a treat. The softly spoken therapist, who…

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Labour MP to push for action on widespread claims of PIP assessment lies – DisabledGo News and Blog

A Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evidence of widespread dishonesty among healthcare professionals who assess disabled people for…

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DWP ‘is using lost benefit assessment letters to cut spending’ – DisabledGo News and Blog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is using lost appointment letters for face-to-face assessments as an excuse for turning down disabled people’s…

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Silent Witness’ Liz Carr stabbed in the head in London – Daily Mail Online

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr has thanked friends for their support after she was stabbed in the head by an attacker armed with…

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Recordings prove PIP report ignored near-fatal attacks, overdoses and blackouts – DisabledGo News and Blog

A nurse failed to mention a disabled woman’s near-fatal asthma attacks, accidental overdoses and repeated blackouts, in one of the clearest examples yet…

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Campaign seeks to Embolden disabled girls with Welsh role models – DisabledGo News and Blog

A new campaign aims to highlight the achievements of Deaf and disabled women in Wales, and provide role models for disabled girls. Disability Wales…

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Disabled peer continues three-month boycott of EHRC board meetings – DisabledGo News and Blog

The disabled peer chosen to be the equality watchdog’s new disability commissioner has still not attended a single board meeting, more than three…

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PIP investigation: 200 cases of dishonesty… and still DWP, Atos and Capita refuse to act – DisabledGo News and Blog

The government and its private sector contractors are refusing to investigate claims of widespread dishonesty in the benefits assessment industry, despite Disability News…

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Universal credit rules ‘could bar many disabled students from university – DisabledGo News and Blog

Many disabled students could effectively be barred from higher education because of the introduction of the government’s new universal credit, according to MPs…

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Disabled women raise concerns over peer’s disability abortion bill – DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled women have raised concerns about a new bill that would equalise the time limit for abortions for disabled and non-disabled foetuses. The private…

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What Is A TMJ Dysfunction? An Introduction To Causes And Effects – Positive Health Wellness

TMJ dysfunction or disorder is also known as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. While the medical world has advanced considerably over the decades,…

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The Ultimate Guide To Understanding Gestational Diabetes – Positive Health Wellness

Gestational diabetes is something that only happens during pregnancy. It doesn’t mean you will have diabetes after pregnancy, but you are more likely…

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The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting – Jen Reviews

Fasting is the practice of abstaining or reducing consumption of food, drink, or both, for a specific period of time. Everyone fasts for…

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Cannabis Legalisation in the UK: A Cost-Benefit Analysis [INFOGRAPHIC] – Cassiobury Court

In this inspiring infographic, we offer up a ‘cost-benefit’ analysis for legalising cannabis in the United Kingdom. We’ve decided to publish this infographic after…

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Hartford travel company makes dreams come true for woman with cerebral palsy – The Chester Chronicle

A woman with cerebral palsy has thanked a Cheshire travel business for supporting a charity that has turned her dreams of driving a…

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Launching: Disability Discrimination Quiz – Cardiff University

You are about to take a quiz developed by researchers at Cardiff University. It will ask you about your experiences at work, and…

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Disability and travel: travelling from Cambodia to Vietnam by boat – Disability Horizons

Alexa Huth, who is visually impaired, is an expat who moved to Japan from the US. Since then she has backpacked in Burma…

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Microsoft is testing a futuristic ‘eye control’ feature – Daily Mail Online

Microsoft is testing a futuristic feature that will allow users to control their computers using only their eyes. The program – which is in…

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Nerve transplant brings paralysed limbs back to life – Daily Mail Online

Thousands of patients with paralysed limbs could be thrown a lifeline by a revolutionary transplant procedure using nerves from dead donors. Doctors trialling the…

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Police force twice erased video footage before watchdog inquiries – DisabledGo News and Blog

A police force is facing questions over its treatment of disabled people, after two reports by the independent watchdog into the way its…

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What are your options for buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)? – GM Coachwork

If you’re new to the world of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV’s) choosing your first vehicle may seem a bit daunting. Whereas traditionally you…

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Why businesses need to think about disabled consumers – Scope’s Blog

Will Pike is a games developer from London whose parody of Channel 4’s Superhumans advert went viral last year. Tens of thousands of…

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Everything You Have to Know About Autism – The Babble Out

I first began to research autism when my daughter Daisy was diagnosed. We’d had her examined by a neurologist at age five, but…

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Tennis is a smash for blind and visually-impaired people – BBC News

“Everything about the game is fantastic – it’s given me my sport back” That is how Brian Lenehan describes playing tennis for blind and…

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Nasal sprays prevent deep vein thrombosis on flights – Daily Mail

Nasal sprays could prevent leg clots on long-haul flights, new research suggests. Anti-allergy drugs that suppress certain immune cells protect mice from deep vein…

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Blind man watches his football team for the first time – Daily Mail Online

A blind man has watched his football team play for the first time in 27 years thanks to pioneering technology – though he…

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NHS investigation reveals service is rationing wheelchairs – Daily Mail Online

The NHS is refusing to supply wheelchairs for tens of thousands of vulnerable patients, an investigation has found. Some health trusts are turning down…

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PIP is a disaster for disabled people. At last the full horror is emerging – The Guardian

When does reform become dangerous? Over three years ago the Conservatives began to roll out personal independence payments (PIP) – in essence, the…

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Supreme Court tribunal fees ruling: ‘I couldn’t afford to gamble on justice’ – DisabledGo News and Blog

A graphic designer who was prevented from taking a disability discrimination case against his former employer because he could not afford the tribunal…

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Supreme Court tribunal fees win, but minister hints charges could be reintroduced – DisabledGo News and Blog

The Supreme Court has ruled that the government broke the law by introducing fees for disabled people and others who take cases for…

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PA employers are facing probes into ‘sleep-in’ minimum wage back-pay – DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled people who employ personal assistants (PAs) are being investigated by the government for failing to pay their PAs the minimum wage during…

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Fraudsters bought £6m of supercars using VAT loophole – Daily Mail Online

Fraudsters cheated taxpayers out of nearly £1million by exploiting a VAT loophole designed to help disabled drivers. In a nationwide scam, blue badge holders…

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The nine dementia risk factors that could be tackled – Daily Mail Online

One in three dementia cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes to reduce nine risk factors, a major global report will reveal today. It…

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BBC’s Nikki Fox ran up £10k debt trying to get TV work – Daily Mail Online

Nikki Fox, the BBC’s disability correspondent, has learned the hard way never to get into debt. While struggling to find regular work as a…

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Man with genetic disorder lifts 152 lb tire nine times – Daily Mail Online

A 21-year-old man with a rare genetic disorder was filmed lifting a 152lb tire nearly a dozen times across his Tampa, Florida gym. The…

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Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball – BBC News

A US boy who made history as the world’s first child to have a double hand transplant is now swinging a baseball bat…

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Life expectancy rises ‘grinding to halt’ in England – BBC News

Rising rates of life expectancy are grinding to a halt in England after more than 100 years of continuous progress, says a leading…

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NHS ranked ‘number one’ health system – BBC News

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its…

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Butterfly device MobiusHD can cut the risk of stroke – Daily Mail Online

A tiny titanium ‘butterfly’ implanted in the neck could give hope to half a million British patients blighted by drug-resistant high blood pressure,…

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DPAC set for week of protests over social care, Atos and access to transport – DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled activists are set to lobby MPs this week on the urgency of the social care crisis, as part of a week of…

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Inclusion London set to test social model job support, after £775k grant – DisabledGo News and Blog

A pan-London disabled people’s organisation (DPO) has been given the chance to test “exciting” and “important” approaches to supporting young disabled people into…

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Bob and Jon representing Abacus Healthcare raise over £800 for Young Epilepsy by completing British 10k – DisabledGo News and Blog

Bob Gibbs, Regional Sales Manager and Jon Nock Marketing Consultant for Abacus Healthcare have run the British 10k in London to raise funds…

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Cellist makes emotional return to stage to raise money for Epilepsy Society – Epilepsy Society

Sixteen years ago Anna made the difficult decision to give up her career as a full- time professional musician when her then six-year-old…

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Wheelchair-bound man experiences virtual reality flight – Daily Mail Online

A wheelchair-bound man who has never walked a day in his life was able to fly thanks to virtual reality glasses, and the…

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Sign language turned to text with new electric glove – Daily Mail Online

An electric glove which can convert sign language into text messages has been unveiled by scientists. The $100 (£77) device will will allow deaf…

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Disability and sport: how a little exercise can have a big impact – Disability Horizons

If you’re disabled, exercise can make a big difference to your life, and help to minimise some of the physical difficulties you experience….

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NHS bosses warn of mental health crisis with long waits for treatment – The Guardian

Mental health services are so overwhelmed by soaring demand that patients are facing long delays to access care, a powerful group of NHS…

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Unpaid carers save economy almost £60bn each year – BBC News

Unpaid carers save the UK economy almost £60bn a year, suggests a new analysis of official figures by the Office of National Statistics. About…

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First Ever ‘Best Practice Guide For Accessible Ticketing’ Launched By Star, Attitude Is Everything & Nimbus Disability Consultancy – DisabledGo News and Blog

STAR (the Society of Ticketing Agents and Retailers) has today announced the publication of the first ever Guide on accessible ticketing for the…

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Top 5 accessible cities for wheelchair users – Disability Horizons

With the sunny weather and summer well and truly on its way, it’s time to start planning your holiday. So to help you…

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Third Thumb printed prosthetic provides fine motor control – Daily Mail Online

Prosthetics of the future will not be limited to helping people with disabilities, if a bizarre creation by a young artist is anything…

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New disabled MPs back fresh call to reopen access fund – DisabledGo News and Blog

The two newest disabled MPs in the House of Commons have backed a call for the government to reopen a fund that helped…

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Foodbank study suggests disability benefits should rise – DisabledGo News and Blog

The authors of a major new study have called on the government to launch an inquiry into whether disability benefit payments should be…

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Billy Monger crash: Amputee teen racer back behind wheel – BBC News

A teenage racing driver who had to have both legs amputated after a high speed crash has got back behind the wheel. Billy Monger,…

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Blind daredevil completes incredible Wing Walk for charity – DisabledGo News and Blog

He’s registered blind, but 35-year-old Mark Baxter, from Crayford, England, didn’t let that stop him this weekend, when he stood on top of…

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Top Flight Football Clubs Set To #fillthestadium At The World Para Athletics Championships – DisabledGo News and Blog

• Six clubs from the Premier League and four from the English Football League will be sending supporters to the World Para Athletics…

0467

Vulnerable told to expect cuts to council care – BBC News

The elderly and disabled in England are being told to expect cuts to care services and rises in charges after council chiefs unveiled…

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Five-time Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft Joins British Greats In Supporting #fillthestadium – DisabledGo News and Blog

• Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft throws support behind #FillTheStadium ahead of World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 • Championships kick off the Summer…

0543

Arthrogryposis Awareness Day: have you heard of it before? – Disability Horizons

Like most people, you probably do not know what Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is. Well, Arthrogryposis Awareness Day on 30 June 2017 is…

0498

I Complained Against Atos and Won – Disability United

Not so long ago, I received the dreaded brown DWP envelope. Fully expecting yet more bad news, I tore open the envelope ready…

0633

Young stars prepare for Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships – DisabledGo News and Blog

On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior…

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Come along to DisabledGo’s Sheffield Work Experience Day – DisabledGo News and Blog

You are invited to come along to DisabledGo’s Work Experience day in Sheffield on 26th…

0746

London 2012 legacy scheme questioned over links to local DPOs – DisabledGo News and Blog

Source: http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2017/06/london-2012-legacy-scheme-questioned-over-links-to-local-dpos/ A new research centre that plans to create a centre…

0646

Queen’s speech: Government will consult on social care funding, but silence on needs of working-age disabled people… again – DisabledGo News and Blog

Source: http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2017/06/queens-speech-government-will-consult-on-social-care-funding-but-silence-on-needs-of-working-age-disabled-people-again/ The government has confirmed in the Queen’s speech that it plans to consult…

0643

Prostate cancer blood test ‘helps target treatment’ – BBC News

Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The…

0604

Top healthcare tips for travelling abroad with a disability – Disability Horizons

Many of us disabled people have a list of medical requirements and tablets we need to take the length of our arms. So…

0605

Bionic hands for children could soon be available on NHS – Daily Mail Online

Advanced 3D printed bionic hands for child amputees could be available in Britain on the NHS following a world first trial. Thanks to pioneering…

0504

How to prepare for a PIP assessment – Scope’s Blog

Preparing to attend a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment can be a difficult time. Scope has created…

0593

‘Monumental U-turn’ on cancer drug – BBC News

A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a…

0595

Birmingham Hippodrome to launch new season of Accessible Performances with first ever Relaxed Performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time – DisabledGo News and Blog

• The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog…

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Disability and music: WIN disabled singer James Ian’s album Labor of love – Disability Horizons

James Ian is a soulful singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. All songs on his album, The Labor of Love, were written and sang by…

0807

Accessible taxis: get £15 off your first uberACCESS and uberASSIST ride – Disability Horizons

Sadly, if you have a disability, public transport is rarely easy to access, and taxis can be an expensive alternative. But with uberACCESS…

0686

Theraposture’s new funding guidance for care cots proves popular at Kidz-to-Adultz-South – DisabledGo News and Blog

Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable beds and care cots for disabled children, has experienced high levels of interest at the Kidz-to-Adultz-South…

0699

Care home directors convicted over ‘horrific’ learning disability regime – The Guardian

Thirteen directors, managers and carers have been convicted over a regime at residential homes in which adults with learning disabilities were imprisoned in…

0676

Assistive apps to help you get around London – Disability Horizons

London is a bustling city filled with culture, history and entertainment for all ages. But how easy is it to navigate if you’re…

0715

DPAC protesters march through May’s constituency to highlight austerity impact – DisabledGo News and Blog

Activists have taken to the streets of the prime minister’s constituency to highlight the impact of Tory austerity cuts on disabled people over…

0682

Labour pledges ‘transformation’ of social security as it fleshes out disability policies – DisabledGo News and Blog

Labour has pledged to “transform” the social security system and to set out a bill to repeal cuts to disabled people’s benefits within…

0621

New TGA Whill Powerchair Generates Inspirational Celebrity Interest at Mobility Roadshow – DisabledGo News and Blog

Inspirational disabled racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, brother of F1star Lewis, has test-driven the pioneering WHILL powerchair from TGA at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow…

0579

Honda donates new car to Surf dog who helps disabled kids & veterans

SAN DIEGO HONDA DEALERS DONATES BRAND NEW 2017 CR-V TO SURF DOG RICOCHET’S WAVES OF EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM The program provides…

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WheelAir®, the cushion that cools all manual wheelchairs

The WheelAir® is the world’s first cooling wheelchair backrest cushion to cool all manual wheelchairs. It is ergonomically designed to provide more support,…

0873

Online voting “necessary” to prevent breach of disabled voters’ human rights

www.webrootdemocracy.org Introducing an online…

0697

Visually impaired man denied the right to vote on June 8th

A visually impaired man has found himself the victim of discrimination when he asked his local authority if he could vote…

0969

Election 2017: Greens call for infrastructure focus on access barriers – DisabledGo News and Blog

The Green party has called for investment in national infrastructure to be focused on addressing the access barriers faced by millions of disabled…

0600

Top 10 tips for accessible travel – Disability Horizons

Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All knows a thing or two about accessible travel, much of it because she’s learnt the…

0668

Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter – June 2017

DR UK response to Good Practice Framework: supporting disabled students consultation The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) sought comments on draft good…

0660

Election 2017: Labour ‘will take a rights-based approach’ to protecting disabled people – DisabledGo News

Labour has promised that it will take a “rights-based approach” to protecting the interests of disabled people, if it wins power at next…

0525

Summer tour dates for ‘The Awakening’ | East African Collaboration | European Inclusive Choreography Lab

‘The Awakening’ Summer Tour   The Awakening is back this summer and touring to a small number of Street Arts Festivals. Summer tour dates: 10th June…

0715

Feeling anxious makes it harder to read the emotions of others, claims study – The Guardian

Being in a state of anxiety makes it harder to read the emotions of others, researchers have claimed. Difficulties in interpreting the facial expressions…

0658

Conservative MP dismisses disabled woman who tells him ‘tens of thousands of people are dying’ – Independent

A Tory MP has dismissed a disabled woman on live television after she told him tens of thousands…

0803

Report reveals scale of food bank use in the UK – The Guardian

There are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, giving out emergency food parcels on a weekly basis to people in…

0771

Police force launches review of hate crime procedures, after activist’s complaint – DisabledGo News and Blog

Police have been forced to launch a major review after refusing to treat online attacks against a leading disabled activist as disability hate…

0643

Flying solo: my first experience of travelling alone as a disabled passenger – Disability Horizons

Blogger Tracey Ebbs recently discovered that navigating through an airport with Multiple Sclerosis, on her own, comes with a fair few challenges, especially…

0581

The cost of being disabled – Disability Horizons

Lynley Adams, who recently wrote for us about becoming disabled later in life, has discovered just how much it costs to be disabled….

0648

Disabled people ‘forced into dangerous workfare that breaches health and safety laws’ – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people are being subjected to dangerous violations of health and safety laws after being forced to take part in government workfare programmes,…

0580

Paralysed man flies a drone using virtual reality – Daily Mail Online

Agustin Zanoli had always been an adrenaline junkie, racing across rough terrain on motorbikes and hurtling himself down mountain sides mounted on skis. And…

0978

Hospitals in England endured ‘one of worst winters on record’ – ITV

Hospitals in England have “endured one of the worst winters on record” which is set to become an all-year-round norm, new figures suggest. Waits…

0595

I still don’t have the support I need to live a full life – Scope’s Blog

Josie, from Bristol, was a nurse until 2008, when she developed a number of impairments which affect her health and mobility. She has most…

0816

Step Change Studios: Pioneering Inclusive Latin And Ballroom Company Launches New Classes In London – DisabledGo Blog

• Around 10.7 million people watch the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing • There are 11.2 million disabled people in the UK (that’s 1 in…

0620

ME and me: making films about disability to raise awareness – Disability Horizons

Disabled writer and actor Thom Jackson-Wood, who has ME, talks to Disability Horizons about his films, Awaken and The Black Box, both of…

0602

London 2017 Announces BP As Latest Partner Of The World Para Athletics Championships – DisabledGo Blog

Global brand BP has been announced by London 2017 as the latest National Partner for the World Para Athletics Championships. BP has been a…

0737

Apple’s Tim Cook tests sensor that tracks blood sugar – Daily Mail Online

Apple boss Tim Cook has been testing a device that attaches to an Apple Watch and could be revolutionary for people with diabetes,…

0731

Removing Barriers – The Board Game That Helps Organisations Recognise And Meet The Needs Of Disabled People – DisabledGo Blog

Focus Games Ltd and Equal Equality are delighted to introduce a brand new educational board game to help organisations recognise the barriers…

0638

The Individualism of Sex and People with Friedreich’s Ataxia – Peter’s Political Blog

I am a 55-year-old male, who was diagnosed at 14 with Friedreich’s Ataxia. This is a progressive neurological disorder, which eventually leaves the…

0780

Disability and travel: have you ever considered Cologne? – Disability Horizons

Thinking of heading off for a city break this coming May bank holiday? Have you considered Cologne in Germany? We here from seasoned…

0573

Be inspired by disabled photographer Alessandro Capoccetti – Disability Horizons

For many, photography is a passion. But it’s also a way to help change perceptions around disability. We speak to disabled photographer Alessandro…

0974

Dementia and cancer deaths set to soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

Deaths from dementia and cancer will soar between now and 2040, putting NHS end-of-life services under intense pressure, research has found. The number of…

0707

Dubai To Cambodia – A Short Film By Mitch St. Pierre

This is a short film made by Disability Today’s friend and fellow adventurer Mitch. Mitch has brittle bone disease but its never stopped him…

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This FDA Approved Drug Could Permanently Repair Brain Damage in Stroke Victims – Futurism

IN BRIEF ● Using a drug already approved for clinical trials,…

0567

General Election 2017: Disabled actor says national party role has given her a voice – DisabledGo Blog

A critically-praised disabled writer and performer says her election as a national spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party has allowed her to feel…

0563

Scrapping EHRC disability commissioner role ‘risks sidelining disability’ – DisabledGo Blog

The “rash” decision to scrap the role of disability commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will make it harder for…

0513

Texas Down syndrome boy takes photo of ‘guardian angel’ – Daily Mail Online

A photographer was left stunned when her nonverbal son with Down syndrome took a spectacular photo of what she believes is his guardian…

0799

Italian tourist crushed by concrete Gold Coast never walk – Daily Mail Online

An Italian tourist who was crushed by a concrete slab in a freak accident on the Gold Coast had to turn down her…

0842

The Disabled Parking Accreditation becomes a Certification Mark – DisabledGo Blog

What is a certification Mark? A certification mark is a specific type of trade mark which provides a guarantee that the goods or services…

0762

Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? – Research participation request

Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? – Research participation request If so, we are interested to hear from you about your experiences…

0611

Using a GlassOuse Assistive device to control a smart phone

   A GlassOuse is an assistive device which can be used to control a…

0724

Apple -We believe that technology should be accessible to everyone.

The most powerful technology in the world is technology that everyone, including people with disabilities, can use. To work, create, communicate, stay in…

0803

Theresa May confronted by disabled woman angry over government cuts on campaign trail – Independent

Theresa May has been confronted by a voter protesting about cuts to her disability benefits, in her toughest…

0835

Disabled mother died days after benefits appeal rejected – Daily Mail Online

A disabled grandmother took a fatal overdose just two days after learning that her benefits appeal had been rejected. Susan Roberts, who was £4,000…

0835

5 things only siblings of a disabled person would know – Disability Horizons

Having a brother or sister can be amazing and frustrating in equal measure. But what’s it like if you have a disabled sibling?…

0575

Election 2017: we look at disabled people’s fight for the right to vote – Disability Horizons

With yet another general election just around the corner, editor of Disability United, Fleur Perry, looks back at the history of the fight…

0586

Benefit claimants take to social media to describe DWP ‘hell’ and ‘abuse’ – DisabledGo Blog

Disabled people have described how the “terrifying” and “abusive” benefit assessments delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have seriously damaged…

0606

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity wins funding for Interactive Technology Equipment – DisabledGo Blog

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity has been awarded £7936 by Sussex Community Foundation in its latest round of grant-giving. The grant will…

0685

EHRC confusion after minister appears to scrap disability commissioner role – DisabledGo Blog

The government appears to have secretly scrapped the post of disability commissioner at the equality and human rights watchdog, but is refusing to…

0609

Two-thirds of Britons have had mental health problems – survey – The Guardian

Two-thirds of British adults say they have experienced mental ill-health at some point in their lives, according to a survey. The World Health Organisation…

0745

LimbPower offers double sporting fun for young people in 2017 – DisabledGo Blog

National charity, LimbPower is pleased to announce they will host two events for young amputees and children with physical impairments in 2017. On…

0571

Disability and sex: would you fight for the right to see a sex worker? – Disability Horizons

In our series on disability, sex and relationships, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy – who runs Outsiders, a private club for disabled…

0641

Is the ‘yes you can’ mentality always best? – Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons Deputy Editor, Karen Mogendorff, explores the negative impact of the ‘yes you can’ mentality. Does it put undue pressure on disabled…

0583

Texas double amputee poses in a lingerie photoshoot – Daily Mail Online

A double amputee is hoping posing for a set of racy photographs will help to encourage others with disabilities that life still needs…

0860

Blind man Marc Bilton can see again due to Orcam glasses – Daily Mail Online

A father-of-four who has been blind for almost 30 years is finally able to read a book, due to his revolutionary glasses. Marc Bilton,…

0994

Bank finally admits it failed disabled customer, after three-year battle – DisabledGo Blog

A disabled activist has won a three-year battle with his bank over its refusal to allow him to communicate by email and provide…

0571

Come along to celebrate the launch of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals new Accessibility Checker! – DisabledGo Blog

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been working with DisabledGo, a leading provider of accessibility information for disabled people in the UK,…

0587

Quadriplegic mother abseils in Blue Mountains with son – Daily Mail

The incredible moment a former abseiling instructor who lost the use of her legs in 2013 after a ‘simple operation on a bulging…

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LimbPower launches new series of multi-sport events – DisabledGo Blog

LimbPower announces a new series of have-a-go sport events for people with limb impairments in 2017. Three new multi-sport events will take place…

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Online campaign ‘could enable disabled people to affect election outcome’ – DisabledGo Blog

Activists hope a new non-partisan online campaign – based on a successful US user-led movement – could finally enable disabled people to become…

0646

Researchers create first SYNTHETIC soft tissue retina – Daily Mail Online

Researchers have developed the first synthetic, soft tissue retina in a lab. It’s made of soft water droplets and biological cell proteins that…

0672

One-armed presenter Cerrie Burnell weighs in prejudice – Daily Mail Online

One-armed CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnel has drawn similarities between racism and the prejudice she received over her refusal to wear a prosthetic arm. The…

0853

39p skin patch ‘can halve the risk of death after stroke’ – Daily Mail Online

Putting a special skin patch on a stroke patient’s arm on the way to hospital could slash their risk of dying by half,…

0654

Boyzone star Keith Duffy talks about daughter Mia’s autism – Daily Mail

Boyzone star Keith Duffy has opened up about the living with an autistic child in a touching interview. The father-of-two spoke candidly about how…

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Signly British Sign Language Translation App (any sign languages)

This is my latest video about a new BSL Translation App – Free download to your…

0632

Sexabled – a documentary on sex, love and disability

A short documentary that explores the difficulties disabled people face in terms of sex and relationships.

0714

Bionic hand that ‘sees’ objects and grips is revealed – Daily Mail Online

A revolutionary bionic hand that ‘sees’ objects and instantly decides what kind of grip to adopt has been developed by scientists. For the first…

0682

Can photography change societies’ views of disabled people? – Disability Horizons

Photography student Dexter McLean, who has Cerebral Palsy, is passionate about telling the stories of disabled people through portraits. Originally from Jamaica, but…

0653

HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS: accessible trips to Devon and Scotland – Disability Horizons

Dreaming of heading off for a relaxing break? We’ve teamed up with Limitless Travel to offer you DISCOUNTS on two accessible holidays: a…

0685

The Man Behind the Technology – New Mobility Magazine

Rory Cooper couldn’t have known what to expect as he and his team from the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of…

0509

‘I went to the web to find a new kidney’ – BBC News

Eleven-year-old Matthew Pietrzyk can now…

0522

Therapy ‘has long-term benefits for mothers with depression’ – The Guardian

CBT has positive effects on mental health, financial empowerment and parenting skills, long-term study shows

0521

Utah Jazz help young fan see with ‘e-sight’ glasses – Daily Mail Online

Born legally blind and without irises, seven-year-old Landon Carter has never been able to see much past his nose. As a big fan of…

0531

Meet the Creators of Venice’s First Wheelchair-Accessible Gondola

Gondolas4all has opened up the city to wheelchair users. Tony Heaton will never forget his first…

0876

Removing Barriers: the board game that educates about disabling barriers – Disability Horizons

We all know that being disabled means life comes with barriers. But how much do people who aren’t disabled know about the challenges…

0608

Brighton Fringe Festival and The Jumblies Project: sensory theatre for all – Disability Horizons

The Jumblies Project is sensory theatre experience, imagined and created by students with a range of learning difficulties from St. John’s School and…

0583

I’M IN Disability Gymnastics Taster Session – DisabledGo Blog

Date: Friday 5th May Time: 7pm-8pm Location: Kaleidoscope Gymnastics Centre Contact: dawn.dornan@btinternet.com Website: http://www.kscopegc.co.uk/ The class will have a structured warm up, then there will be lots of…

0553

‘Please offer me a seat’ badges launched on London transport network – DisabledGo Blog

A new badge specially designed to make travelling easier for people who find it difficult to stand has been officially launched by Transport…

0429

Eden Project wins national award for inclusivity – DisabledGo Blog

The Eden Project has been named the country’s best visitor attraction for inclusivity at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. It won the category for…

0650

New grants for disabled artists – get them while they’re hot! – Shape Arts

Apply for NDACA’s R&D Grants   Applications are now open for the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)’s new Research and Development mentoring grants…

0776

Disability and relationships: finding someone when you’re deaf – Disability Horizons

In our series on disability, sex and relationships, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy – who runs Outsiders, a private club…

0607

We try out two useful Android apps for disabled people – Disability Horizons

Regular Disability Horizons writer, Tom Housden, who has Cerebral Palsy, will be rounding up the latest apps and assistive technology. This month he…

0706

Mental health care cuts in England ‘to total £4.5m’ – BBC News

Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, new figures indicate. The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6%…

0630

The Queen hosts 40th anniversary of the Motability charity – Daily Mail Online

The Queen is never short of luxury cars to take her to get her from A to B, however, today’s transport was a…

0743

Mother with disabled son calls for curb on abortion law – Daily Mail Online

The mother of a child born with just 2 per cent of his brain has launched a campaign to change the law on…

0561

Billy Caldwell first person to get cannabis on the NHS – Daily Mail Online

An 11-year-old boy has been given medicinal marijuana on the NHS in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. Epileptic…

0681

Could THIS lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis? Scientists uncover the possible cause of the disease which has long been deemed a mystery

Scientists may be one step closer to…

0708

Speed Of Sight Charity 2016 Showcase

Welcome to Speed Of Sight Charity Our charity hosts driving days for disabled adults and children, their families and friends, inspiring self-confidence, social interaction,…

0683

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Show ‘it’s Ok To Say’ In Latest Film For Heads Together Series – DisabledGo Blog

A new film featuring The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry has been…

0617

China care centre workers caught beating disabled toddlers – Daily Mail Online

Workers at a Chinese speech therapy centre have been caught hitting, slapping and kicking deaf and mute toddlers who were being looked after…

0691

Simtee Few left bedbound after catching Lyme disease – Daily Mail Online

A mother-of-two has been left almost bedbound after she was bitten by an insect at a family barbecue two years ago. Simtee Few, 32,…

0621

Scientists have discovered the potential cause of MS – Daily Mail Online

Scientists may be one step closer to discovering a cure for the debilitating lifelong condition multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers have shown MS sufferers have…

0717

How to live the life you want and be a kick-ass disabled person – Disability Horizons

Fancy a shot of optimism and boost to your confidence?! We hear from Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley about how to be an…

0737

Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign – BBC News

Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman have posted selfies of themselves to show their support for a BBC mental health initiative. Tom Hardy…

0743

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops…

0463

Experts excited by brain ‘wonder-drug’ – BBC News

Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped…

0457

MS Trust funding new nurses to help more people understand and take on MS this MS awareness week – DisabledGo Blog

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Awareness Week 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of MS specialist nursing…

0541

Wheelchair User Lenin Moreno Elected President of Ecuador – New Mobility

Lenin Moreno was declared the winner of Ecuador’s April 2 presidential election, becoming the first person with paraplegia to be elected as a…

0513

Mayo Clinic Epidural Stimulation Trial Enables Movement and Stepping – New Mobility

On April 3, the Mayo Clinic published the results of a new trial that further validates the effectiveness of epidural stimulation for functional…

0465

Invisible disability: coping when everyone thinks you’re healthy – Disability Horizons

We hear from reader Gloria Persiani about her ‘invisible disability’. To many people, she looks healthy and ‘normal’. But inside, she’s struggling with…

0522

Cerebral Palsy: life as a disabled student – Disability Horizons

Chloe Tear, who has Cerebral Palsy, is currently studying psychology at university. Her blog, Life as a Cerebral Palsy student, has…

0517

Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

Housing problems in England are causing people to suffer anxiety, depression and panic attacks, says Shelter.

0578

Sanitation worker puts new socks on for a homeless man – Daily Mail Online

A sanitation worker has become an unassuming hero in China after being spotted putting a pair of new socks on a homeless man. The…

0572

Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day – BBC News

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal. Service providers warn that growing…

0497

5 Year Old Asked to Leave Play Area for Using Wheelchair – Disability United

Last week, play time ended when a 5 year old was asked to leave Berzerk Children’s Activity Centre in Northampton for…

0609

Tunbridge Wells Accessibility Checker gets its annual update – DisabledGo Blog

Thanks to support from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the DisabledGo surveying team have returned to update and add new venues to the online…

0672

National disability charity welcomes £55m childcare funding boost – DisabledGo Blog

Sense has responded to today’s Government announcement of an additional £55m of funding towards the implementation of the 30 hours free childcare policy…

0438

Autism Awareness Month: Reasonable adjustments are crucial to improving representation of autistic adults in the workplace – DisabledGo Blog

In light of figures released by The National Autistic Society, which reveal that just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid work,…

0504

10 awesome disability-related videos – Disability Horizons

In need of a good laugh over the Easter weekend? Disability Horizons reader and self-confessed YouTube video junkie, Emma Purcell, shares her top…

0545

Come along to talk about Bristol’s Accessibility Checker! – DisabledGo Blog

Please join DisabledGo and Bristol City Council to talk about the online DisabledGo Access Guide to Bristol. Bristol Access Guide has been live for…

0693

Double hand transplant patient able to pour his own beer – Daily Mail Online

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant is now able to write and even make a cup of…

0786

Apple hires secret team for treating diabetes – Daily Mail Online

Apple is known more for trend setting technology than for advances in medicine. But it seems a secret team of researchers at the company…

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Toyota unveils robotic leg that lets paralysed people walk – Daily Mail Online

Toyota is introducing an Iron Man-style robotic leg brace designed to help partially-paralysed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a…

0849

Martine McCutcheon reveals she now has LYME disease – Daily Mail Online

She’s spoken in the past about suffering from chronic illness M.E. and now Martine McCutcheon has revealed she has been diagnosed with Lyme…

0748

Mute autistic eight-year-old boy sings along to Hallelujah – Daily Mail Online

This is the emotional moment an autistic eight-year-old who is usually mute sang along to Hallelujah. When Patrick King from Lancaster, California played Tori…

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Warrington woman paralysed after lifting twice her weight – Daily Mail Online

A firefighter and mother-of-two has been left paralysed from the waist down after she snapped her back in two while weightlifting at the…

0989

World Health Day: Number of employees with depression increases 18% in ten years – DisabledGo Blog

In light of figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which revealed that the number of people with depression worldwide increased 18%…

0612

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say – The Guardian

0634

£2bn for Social Care: Where is the Money Going? – Disability United

After months of pressure from local government, campaigners, charities and others, Philip Hammond provided an extra £2bn for social care. It has been…

0714

Disability and travel: my new travel wheelchair – Disability Horizons

If you have a disability, travelling is rarely straight forward. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All,…

0493

Superhero Series: new disability sporting event for everyone – Disability Horizons

Paralympian Sophia Warner tells us about her Superhero Series, a mass-participation event open to disabled people from all levels of ability. Read on…

0738

Access to adventure – DisabledGo Blog

We’re a fun and friendly adventure holiday company, based in Scotland. We deliver a range of exciting and accessible outdoor experiences across Scotland’s finest…

0575

Disabled anglers now able to fly fish for trout on Draycote Reservoir

The first wheelchair accessible Coulam 16 Wheelyboat at Draycote Reservoir in Warwickshire will be launched…

0665

Shell Partners with fuelService to Make Refuelling Simple and Easy for the UK’s Disabled Drivers

Shell has joined forces with not for profit organisation fuelService to help drivers with disabilities receive assistance at the majority of its service…

0716

DWP presentation on ESA plans ‘confirms worst fears’ about green paper – DisabledGo Blog

Ministers have been accused of ignoring a public consultation and ploughing ahead with plans that will make their “fitness for work” testing regime…

0602

GP practices close in record numbers – BBC News

Record numbers of GP practices closed last year, forcing around 265,000 patients to move, data suggests. A Freedom of Information request by Pulse magazine…

0526

#Get Moving– Launching Limb Loss Awareness Month in April – DisabledGo Blog

Join us throughout the month of April to raise awareness of limb loss and limb difference, to support and encourage members of our…

0539

Special Needs Cafes in the UK – Disability Grants

All across the UK there are special needs cafes offering work experience and training to young people and adults with learning difficulties. They provide…

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Ketamine depression treatment ‘should be rolled out’ – BBC News

Doctors trialling the use of ketamine to treat depression are calling for the treatment to be rolled out. Ketamine is licensed to be used…

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Disability and travel: holidaying in accessible Spain – Disability Horizons

Regular Disability Horizons writer, Carrie Aimes, who has Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, tells us about her recent trip to Salou in Spain. Find…

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Top 10 things to consider when renting an accessible car – Disability Horizons

For anyone disabled, or for those caring for someone that is, choosing the right rental car can be a minefield. There are so…

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Mother faces jail fleecing brain-damaged son out of £400k – Daily Mail Online

Teresa Wright, 44, pictured outside Luton Crown Court, has been found guilty…

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British robot helping autistic children with social skills – Daily Mail Online

This is nice, it tickles me,’ Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of…

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‘Distrust’ in PIP system, says review – BBC News

Claimants of the government’s disability benefits programme have an “inherent distrust” of the system, an independent review has found. The second review of Personal…

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Limited life chances of disabled people in Britain revealed by damning report – The Guardian

Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights employment, adequate healthcare and independent living among areas of particular concern

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Disabled people ‘left behind in society’, report finds – BBC News

Disabled people in the UK are “left behind in society” and have “very poor” life chances, a report has found. The study by the…

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Keith and Caroline Baker jailed for ‘sex-slave’ crimes – BBC News

Keith Baker raped the woman repeatedly in his home and filmed his…

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Accessible Toilet at Risk of Being Flushed Away in Council Cutbacks – Disability United

Disabled people’s access to play provision and outdoor space is under threat as a council tries to balance its books, leaving the future…

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Meet the former teacher giving a voice to disabled children – BBC News

“No matter what, you’re always able to do anything. Never give up,” says Owen, who has the bone condition arthrogryposis. Owen cannot use his…

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Disability and travel: rehabilitation in accessible Tenerife – Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons Co-founder, Martyn Sibley, tells us about his recent trip to Tenerife and the accessible rehabilitation centre in the sun, Vintersol. For regular…

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Disabled EU citizens raise fears over post-Brexit residency rights – DisabledGo Blog

The Brexit process could see disabled people who were born on the continent but have lived here for many years unable to secure…