Wheelchair user win partial victory over bus firm
“Absolutely delighted”: that’s how Doug Paulley feels after winning a partial victory against a bus company at the Supreme Court in a battle over wheelchair spaces.
Are football stadiums no-go for disabled?
Britain has long been a nation of football obsessives. But for many disabled fans, following their favourite team is a massive challenge.
Interview with Anne Wafula Strike
Award-winning British Paralympic athelete, Anne Wafula Strike has criticised CrossCountry train services. She says the company left her ‘profoundly humiliated’ by failing to provide a working disabled toilet on its service.
No Go Britain: disabled toilet facilities
It’s a matter of basic human dignity, but for a quarter of a million disabled people, finding appropriate places to go to the loo is often an undignified struggle. We’ve already reported on the lack of proper facilities in public places around the country. Tonight, in the latest in our No Go Britain series, we…
No Go Britain discussion
Richard Shakespeare, a disability consultant, and Heidi Allen, chair of the all- party parliamentary group for young disabled people.
No Go Britain: disability employment gap
While 80 per cent of the general population is in work, that figure is just 48 per cent for disabled people. But if you have a disability and are looking for work, finding an employer willing to give you a chance is easier said than done.
Disability campaigners protest over cuts
Disability campaigners took their fight to the doors of parliament today to protest against the government’s decision to scrap the independent living fund.
Disabled campaigner loses bus case – but ‘battle not over’
A disabled man says he will continue his fight for wheelchairs to be given priority over buggies on buses, despite losing his case at the appeal court.
Why is shop access so bad for disabled people?
The government says access to more than 30,000 shops for disabled people is “shocking”. 19-year-old George Fielding, who has cerebral palsy, tells Channel 4 News why things are so bad.
Braille to cutlery: why a disability costs £550/month extra
Thousands for braille displays, £31 for a knife, a fork, and two spoons, and £4,000 for a wheelchair. Disabled people tell Channel 4 News why everything costs more, just to live a normal life.
Football clubs ‘failing disabled fans’
It is time to cough up some cash to improve access to football stadiums for disabled people, Minister for Disabled People Mike Penning MP tells the big clubs.
Wheelchair ‘would give my son his life back’
A mother says her disabled son, who has a severe muscle wasting condition, is being denied the chance to leave the house because of lack of funding for an appropriate wheelchair.
No Go Britain: wheelchair user wins landmark victory
A disabled man wins a discrimination case against a transport company which refused to let him board a bus because a parent with a buggy was occupying the wheelchair space, writes Kate Ansell.
MPs say ‘No Go Britain’ must end for disabled people
Access to public transport for disabled people is still unacceptably poor, despite the hoped-for Paralympic legacy, a committee of MPs warns.
Councils urged to improve disabled access to beaches
Local councils are being encouraged to improve access to beaches and other tourist locations across the UK in a bid to increase the enjoyment of disabled visitors and boost business.