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News and opinion on travel for people with disability.

Air Travel: TSA Agents Humiliate Wheelchair Using Olympic Champion

A wheelchair user was subjected to an embarrassing, intrusive and excessive security scan.

Gatwick Airport launches lanyard for passengers with hidden disabilities

A trial scheme to help people with invisible / hidden disabilities to get help at the airport has been launched and seems worthwhile expanding including to Australia.

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care...

Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap a policy that prevents disabled people with complex healthcare needs receiving the benefits they need to stay mobile if they are living in residential homes.

Disability and accessible tourism: the ultimate guide

Learn about the ultimate guide to accessible tourism & how to have a fun and accessible holiday or trip.

Ratings sticker scheme could transform access in Wales

Disabled campaigners are seeking to persuade the Welsh government to introduce a new scheme that would see service-providers displaying stickers that show how accessible they are.

TransPennine performs sharp U-turn on train access after protest threat

TPE said in a statement that, following discussions with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership, it had decided not to introduce any Mark Three trains (without any provision for wheelchair-users) into passenger service.

How To Access Air Travel: 3 Top Tips For Making Your...

3 quick tips on how to make your next air travel less stressful and more accessible.

A fresh take on accessible air travel for wheelchair users

A very detailed discussion on the problems and possible solutions for air travel for wheelchair users and electric wheelchairs.

Equality watchdog calls for court action over BA’s PA ticket discrimination

The equality watchdog has called for the courts to decide if airlines are discriminating against disabled people by refusing to allow them to make simple alterations to tickets bought for their personal assistants (PAs).

Motability row sparks anger and demand to use huge reserves to...

Disabled campaigners have reacted to the political row over the Motability car scheme by calling for the organisation that runs it to use part of its huge financial reserves to increase support for disabled people.

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