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Coronavirus: Disabled people say ‘shocking’ new laws will strip away rights

Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) say measures in the government’s emergency Coronavirus Act – which became law on 25 March – will “run a coach and horses” through their rights to social care.

Bus and coach near Big Ben in London

Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme

The Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme aims to improve disabled people’s access to the transport system.

Liz Carr

Why are disabled people still being shut out of TV?

How many mainstream disabled actors or TV personalities can you name?

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Pavement parking could be banned in England

Parking on pavements could be banned in England to help pedestrians.

Changing Places facility

Budget 2020: £30million boost for Changing Places toilets

These facilities are designed to provide sufficient space and equipment for people who are not able to use the toilet independently.

Wellcome trust, Gibbs Building, London

Planning for an Inclusive Environment

Change of date to 25 June 2020
The first Access Association National Seminar of 2020, will focus on raising professional standards, securing access and inclusion via the planning system, and the use of planning to create an inclusive environment.

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‘Selfish’ bus passengers won’t move bags for wheelchair user

A wheelchair user has launched a petition calling for a change in legislation after she was left stranded because the wheelchair space on the bus she wanted to use, was taken up by a pushchair and other passengers’ shopping bags.

Blister tactile paving slab

Accessible public realm: guidance and research

Findings from research to inform updates to ‘Inclusive Mobility’ and ‘Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces’ documents.

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Housing Minister launches competition to deliver homes fit for the future

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has launched a competition to attract the best and brightest talents of the housing industry to design the homes of the future.

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Trainee Access Consultant

Evans Jones are seeking a Trainee Disabled Access Consultant, primary location in Cheltenham, but working nationwide, but other M4 corridor locations considered The Disabled Access division is looking to expand and is seeking a trainee to join the team and be part of their growth plans. Working with a Director, their aim is to take…