The government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding. The cuts would have a “significant adverse effect” on the education and job prospects of disabled children.
A company that would treat disabled passengers with such contempt was not worth having as a franchise delivering public transport in this country.
EHRC will examine the new policies to ensure they are lawful and adequately consider equality and human rights implications for their patients.
The suspicion will mount that DWP and its ministers took deliberate steps to cover up evidence of the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people.
From July, TransPennine Express (TPE) is to introduce two extra trains, each with four carriages, all of which will be inaccessible to wheelchair-users.
We see disabled people being treated with suspicion, disrespect, being denied basic rights and even being driven to suicide.
The release of the Audio Description Working Group report this week by the Department of Communications and the Arts illustrates the Australian Government’s clear inability to provide services for the blindness and low vision community.
The level of reserves held by Motability Operations – at £2.4 billion – is “out of proportion to the risks it faces” and it calls on the company to cut its prices or make “very substantially higher charitable donations”.
Transport service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that everyone is able to use those services.
Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay £200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons.