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Month: April 2017

Calls for more disabled role models on our screens

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There are not enough disabled role models on TV or in film, according to a recent column. With around 11 million people currently living with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability in the UK, there are very few roles played by disabled people on UK screens.

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Disability rights groups assisting UN with investigation of UK government

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has launched an investigation into the UK’s measures to support the rights of disabled people.

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University building plans rejected over disabled access

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Plans to widen steps at Southampton University have been rejected over fears they would discriminate against wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

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Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

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Campaign groups for disability rights have welcomed a change in the law which demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users. Taxi drivers now face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair and mobility scooter users or attempt to charge them extra.

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Top accessible UK heritage sites

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From the iconic Stonehenge to the romantic ruins of Whitby Abbey, the UK is home to an array of incredible heritage sites. Today, many sites have been adapted for mobility scooter users, so there’s no need to miss out on a fascinating day trip at these stately homes, castles and famous ruins.

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New accessible UK attractions opening in 2017

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In 2017 some fantastic new attractions and exhibitions will be appearing throughout the UK. So far, announcements include the reopening of the iconic Tate St Ives in Cornwall and a stunning visitor centre at Pitlochry Dam. We’ve listed a few of the exciting new mobility scooter friendly attractions opening this year.

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