Disability

Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats

<b>A blind man claims he was made to sit on the floor for two-and-a-half hours on a Virgin train because passengers wouldn’t get out of the disabled</b> …

Boris Johnson

Why The Government Is Set To Push More People Into Poverty By 2020

It’s predicted that by 2020 families with a disabled member are set to be thousands of pounds worse off per year compared to families without a …

Benefits cheat who claimed he could barely walk carrying rolling heavy tyres while working as fitter - Mirror Online

A benefits cheat raked in over £50,000 of taxpayers money by claiming he could barely walk - when he was working full-time as a tyre fitter.<p>Michael …

Cheat

Amazon security camera could be remotely disabled by rogue couriers

Amazon security cameras which let delivery drivers drop off packages inside customers' homes can be frozen by cyber attackers, potentially allowing intruders to enter undetected.<p>The Amazon Key security system includes a smartlock and security camera, so users can allow a delivery driver remote …

Frozen

Visually Impaired Flyer Slams Lufthansa For Being Insensitive To Her, Shares Her Ordeal

Disability and gender rights activist Nidhi Goyal accused Lufthansa Airlines of being grossly insensitive as she claimed to have been "locked up" …

Airlines

Rethinking Summer Library Programs....in November

Summer 2017 may be over, but Summer 2018 planning has only just begun…we know it to be true! Our Summer Library Programs may be just 10 weeks out of …

Education

Poorest and most vulnerable hardest hit by Tory reforms, study shows

The poorest and most vulnerable in society will be hardest hit by Government changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, a major …

Social Justice

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Acquihire

Airbnb is acquiring Accomable, the two-year-old startup often referred to as the “Airbnb of accessible travel” for an undisclosed sum.<p>As part of the …

Hospitality

People with disabilities should be included in the society: conference

People with disabilities are a reality, they should be included in the society after a functional analysis is made of their capabilities to find they …

Transgender woman sues over placement in male prison

A transgender inmate in Massachusetts, who identifies as a woman, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the prison alleging that she was unjustly …

Prison

Airbnb just bought Accomable, a startup that helps travelers with disabilities find places to stay

• <b>Airbnb just bought Accomable, a London-based startup that helps travelers with disabilities find places to stay around the world.</b>• <b><br>Airbnb is also adding an "accessibility needs" checklist to its site to help people with particular disabilities search for accommodations that meet their specific</b> …

Business

John Lewis accused of not providing sufficient changing spaces for severely disabled people by mother

A mother from Worthing has hit out at John Lewis for not providing sufficient facilities for "severely disabled" people.<p>Laura Moore shared a …

John Lewis

'I was nervous but I nailed it': DJs with disabilities take to the air

Online station Direction Radio is giving people with physical or learning disabilities opportunities to develop skills in broadcast and production<p>John Crompton says he has “music in his blood”. Two years ago, when the rock fan heard about a new radio station launching near his home, he felt he had …

Airbnb acquires rental listing service tailored to disabilities

Airbnb (Private:AIRB) acquires start-up Accomable, which lists rentals that can accommodate physical disabilities.<p>No financial terms were …

Business

Designing for Access

<i>Editor’s note: Last year, we started designing features with a goal of making Airbnb more inclusive for community members with disabilities. To build</i> …

UX Design

Sign language is needed more than Irish: TUV's Allister

TUV leader Jim Allister has said Northern Ireland needs a Sign Language Act rather than legislation for Irish.<p>Speaking after meeting members of the …

News (Ireland)

What is life really like for disabled people? The disability diaries reveal all

We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists<p>Seven things you should stop saying and doing to disabled …

Race & Ethnicity

Seven things you should stop saying and doing to disabled people

Don’t ask someone what their disabilities are. Don’t give help without asking. Don’t tell anyone they are ‘brave’. Seven people reveal their everyday disabilism bugbears<p>What is life really like for disabled people? The Disability Diaries reveal all<p>1. Don’t call me ‘brave’<p>People think that if you …

UK News

Former officer gets 4 years for embezzling from disabled veterans

Updated: Nov 15, 2017 - 8:41 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>WHITMAN, Mass.</b> - A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to four years in prison for …

Internal Revenue Service

Burnout Prevention: Do We Need a Corporate Disabled list?

Employee burnout is a growing problem, and in the IT sector -- with its ever-evolving technologies and demands from business leaders -- is no …

Business Technology

Dalbeattie's Elaine Walker named as first winner of Crichton Trust's Sir David Landale Prize

The mature student was described as having brought a wealth of experience to the nursing programme and was a member of the staff-student liaison group<p>…

Education

Burglars target shop that helps people with learning disabilities for THIRD TIME in 18 months

Cold-hearted thieves broke into a shop that helps people with mental health and learning disabilities for the third time in 18 months.<p>Volunteers at …

News (Wales)

Arts hub's crowdfunding bid for disabled facilities

A Wigan town centre arts hub has launched a crowdfunding bid to help improve the disabled facilities at its historic building.<p>The Old Courts is …

Manchester

[Interview] Accessibility Matters: Relumino and Digital Inclusion with Robin Spinks of RNIB

After a year of hard work, a project team of C-Lab, Samsung Electronics’ in-house incubator program, has officially launched their visual aid …

French ski resorts that are accessible for everyone

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 12:45 15 November 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 13:43 15 November 2017<p>Handiski is available at a number of French ski resorts including Le Grand Bornand …

Skiing

8:43am: 8:43am: Did the government do enough accomodate disabled at D-SNAP registration? by WLRN - Listen to music

A law that would segregate disabled people? We must all fight to stop it

For nearly 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has protected the day-to-day rights of disabled people. A new bill threatens to take them away<p>Amid the chaos of US policymaking under Donald Trump it could be easy to miss all manner of damaging manoeuvres. However, when it comes to attacks …

Rights & Freedoms

Paralympian's specially adapted car was taken away after 20 years because of benefit changes

A world record breaking Paralympian said he has been left exhausted and on painkillers after his specially adapted car was taken away under …

News (Wales)

I Have Gained A Life-Long Friend Through Signing Up To Gig Buddies

Three and a half years ago Christian and I became Gig Buddies. A bit like a blind date, we were matched as people who lived close together and shared …

Learning

Why Justice League's Cyborg is so important to disabled fans

Comics and related media have a long and complicated history with the portrayal of disability. The most positive and well-known example is, of …

Comics