Accessibility

New App To Help Mobility Aid Users “Take Back Their Streets” By Reporting Illegal Parking

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  By Calvin Barnett in Thiis.   A new app giving disabled people the power to report parking infringements to their local councils is hoping to stop situations where people using mobility devices are forced to make unsafe manoeuvres to get past illegally parked vehicles. Developed by brother and sister team Alex Mühlhölzl, Chief Operating […]

Disabled Actress Samantha Renke – What Does Accessibility Mean To You ?

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By Samantha Renke in AccessAble.   With almost 14 million disabled people living in the UK and as the fastest growing minority group, creating a world that is more accessible has never been more prevalent. Not to mention that excluding the disabled people from the consumer market is a big financial mistake as disabled people […]

What Is The NKS ?

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    NKS stands for ‘THE NATIONAL KEY SCHEME’! As the name suggests, located all around Britain, there are over 10,000 accessible toilets for disabled people, in public as well as commercial properties of all sorts, which are part of the scheme. The scheme also includes over 1000 Changing Places toilets, which have added specialist […]

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  From the Two Doughnts blog. on tuesday i travelled to birmingham nec for naidex. it’s a yearly convention for all things disabled. or as i like to call it – all things i can’t afford. i felt right at home of course with all my wheelchair homie’s rocking up for the occasion. it was […]

Company Praised For ‘First Accessible Parking Bay For Charging Electric Vehicles’

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Campaigners have welcomed the decision to install what is believed to be the country’s first accessible parking bay for disabled people who need to recharge their electric vehicles. Only holders of blue parking badges who also need to recharge their electric vehicles will be allowed to […]

Opinion: Disability Must Be Considered In Auto Development

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    By Henry Claypool In The Detroit News. Saturday marks the opening of the 2019 NAIAS Detroit Auto Show, led by its presentation series on the future of the automobile, Automobili-D. Conference attendees can expect panels on innovations such as vehicle to infrastructure connectivity, urban mobility, smart cities, building a mobility workforce, ride sharing, cybersecurity and […]

Disabled Peer Calls For ‘Heavy Fines’ For Air Travel Access Failures

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By John Pring in Disability News Service. A disabled crossbench peer has called on the government to start handing out “heavy fines” to the air travel industry when it fails to ensure that its services are accessible to disabled passengers. Baroness [Jane] Campbell asked the government on Monday what action it was taking to encourage all UK […]

Nationwide Joins Purple Light Up Movement To Recognise Contribution Of Disabled Employees

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  By Sid Hayns-Worthington in the Swindon Advertiser.   The society’s Employee Disability Network organised sessions at the HQ to have open conversations about obsessive compulsive disorder, dementia, understanding anxiety and stress, and also included a mental health resilience workshop. The company held around 35 events across the country, coinciding with International Day of Persons with Disabilities […]

Woman In A Wheelchair Reveals Ordeal Of Simple Tasks Like Buying New Clothes

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  By Tanveer Mann in Metro.   Today is Purple Tuesday – and no, it’s not yet another day for crazy shoppers trying to bag a bargain. It’s actually pretty serious and is the first of its kind aimed at highlighting some of the challenges disabled people face while shopping. The national day was founded […]

Purple Tuesday: 6 Ways Disabled Shoppers Would Like The High Street To Change

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By Natasha Hinde in Huffpost.   Almost one in five people in the UK are disabled. That adds up to 12 million people with a collective spending power of £249 billion, yet neither the high street nor individual retailers are catering to them. “We are an untapped market and at a time when the high […]

UK’s ‘Most Accessible Region’ For Disabled Drivers Revealed

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  By Joe Peskett in Access & Mobility Professionals.   Edinburgh has been named as the most accessible region in the UK for disabled motorists when it comes to refuelling at petrol stations, according to new figures produced by an assistive tech firm. The city district has, per head, the highest number of petrol stations […]

Accessible Wheel Friendly Canal Walk In Ripon

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  From The Outdoor Guide.   Walk Details AccessTOG was asked by The Canal & River Trust to film a section of the Ripon canal walk, promoting wheelchair accessibility. Debbie North, AccessTOG’s Outdoor Ambassador was up for the project! This was my first proper visit to Ripon. Although I have passed through the area on […]

Have You Been Unable To Shop Due To Poor Accessibility ?

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    By Lottie Jackson in The Guardian.   We want to hear from less-abled people who have experienced difficulties with poor access when shopping in high-street or luxury fashion stores. Britain’s 11.9 million disabled people represent a potentially large untapped consumer market with a perceived spending power of £80bn, yet many clothes shops are completely […]

Brazil’s Wheelchair Tourism Guru

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    By Daniel Gallas in BBC News.   Ricardo Shimosakai has been to 25 countries and 200 holiday destinations. But he is sometimes sad to move around in his own home country, Brazil. Ricardo has been a wheelchair user since 2001, when he was shot after an attempted kidnapping. He is now a tourist […]

Travelling With A Wheelchair: The Pros, The Cons, And How To Plan

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  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well. A wheelchair can be both a blessing and a curse when you’re travelling with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or another debilitating illness. It might make travelling possible with far less pain, fatigue, or other symptoms, but it complicates things, too. Many of us who use a chair for travel don’t use […]

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