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Campaigner defeats third government department on accessible information

The judiciary is not bound by the Equality Act and it is extremely difficult to get respondents and defendants and specifically the legal profession to correspond in an accessible format.

New memorial fund will empower disabled women

The Eleanor and Sophie Memorial Fund will provide financial support for disabled women to attend events such as conferences and concerts – both mainstream and disability-related – that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend.

Why short ‘unconscious bias’ programs aren’t enough to end harassment and...

These short programs must be part of a wider, broader and more comprehensive and ongoing program to make a real difference.

Commonwealth Games have better integrated para-sports, but society needs to catch...

It’s so frustrating when we see the political will to deliver an inclusive major sport event when the eyes of the world are watching. Yet the everyday lived experiences suggest an ongoing struggle for fair treatment in all areas of citizenship.

Listen and learn: The importance of parking our prejudice

To gain real traction in our fight for true inclusion of people with disability, we need as many people speaking up as possible. We need to call out injustice when we see it.

New campaign to fight barriers to elected office is tribute to...

A new campaigning organisation – named after one of Manchester’s "finest civil rights campaigners" – will fight to remove the barriers to elected office faced by disabled people in the city.

Handbook to help Labour address widespread discrimination in party

Disabled party activists are hoping a new handbook will force Labour to confront its failure to comply with its legal duties to prevent disability discrimination.

Visa policy for overseas students with a disability is nonsensical and...

if you are an overseas student with a disability or health issue, or have an accompanying family member with a similar condition, you are at serious risk of having your visa refused to study in Australia.

DWP U-turns on PIP mobility rules that were based on ‘unsupported...

A government climbdown over new disability benefit rules that were found by the high court to be unlawful and “blatantly discriminatory” demonstrates its failure to base its policies on sound research and evidence, say disabled campaigners.

Australian High Court sanctions discrimination against the deaf

The Australian High Court has delivered a judgment that permits discrimination against a deaf person who wished to be a juror in Queensland.