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Covering the latest disability news and discussion in the UK or affecting people living in the UK.

DPOs ask May for meeting over lack of progress on UN...

Disabled people's organisations (DPOs) have accused the government of maintaining a "head-in-the-sand denial" of its failure to protect disabled people’s human rights.

Disabled music fans face premium phone charges to book live events

More than half of disabled people who have tried to buy tickets for live music events have had to call premium-rate phone numbers to arrange access, according to a new survey.

Why consumers need better protection from dodgy health care: the case...

The most distressing aspect of this story is the lack of any significant protection of consumers from these so-called health practices, not supported by any credible evidence and administered by practitioners with no medical qualifications.

Disability Pride events ‘allow disabled people to celebrate who they are’

It is essential that disabled people can have pride in who they are and that disability discrimination awareness continues to be raised.

Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me seeking disabled contestants

The TV program Come Dine With Me which I find very entertaining is embracing disability.

Disabled women celebrate vote centenary but warn of slow progress on...

Disabled activists have celebrated this week’s 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote but have warned that disabled women are still facing breaches of their rights in all areas of life.

Coach company’s wheelchair policy puts drivers at risk of criminal record

A coach company is ignoring access laws by refusing to allow wheelchair-users to travel on its services on the same day they buy tickets, while exposing its drivers to possible criminal charges.

Disability needs to be on the agenda for businesses now

Need to look at how we can seize the opportunities provided by technology and new ways of working to bring us closer to a world where disabled people, businesses and governments can work together without barriers.

Equality watchdog’s attempt to ‘mainstream’ disability ‘is failing disabled people’

Disabled people want a body that will not rest until it has brought about real change – not a body that has all the right words but not enough action.

DWP in disarray as fresh legal defeat could mean fourth trawl...

Universal credit is not working. It’s not working for [disabled people], it’s not working for parents, it’s not working for low-income and part-time employees and it’s not working for the self-employed.

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