Posts Tagged: disability news

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Canadian woman with epilepsy calls for better disability signage on public transport

A young woman who has seizures is asking the public transport system in British Columbia, TransLink, to update its priority seating signage to refl...
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Kelly Knox: The Model Championing Body Confidence For People With Disabilities

Written By: Ellen Wallwork  24/2/16 Body confidence has become synonymous with feeling happy with your dress size, but for many people it goes beyond...
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Is your business doing enough to be wheelchair friendly?

Some 54 per cent of disabled people have difficulty accessing shops, while 34 per cent face problems accessing hospitals. An incredible 63 per cent of...
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Ireland’s First Disability Confidence Project launched in Midwest

Written By: Mark Dumphy  6/2/16 The EmployAbility Services in Clare and Limerick have joined forces with the Chambers of Commerce in Shannon, Ennis a...
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Channel 4 launches Year of Disability

Written By: Stephen Chapman  19/1/16 Channel 4 will be doubling the number of people with disabilities appearing in 20 of its biggest shows, as part...
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Driverless Cars Could Transform the Lives of Disabled People

Written by: Edward Lowe  8/1/16  Much of the excitement and furore surrounding driverless cars is due to two potential benefits; reducing the numbe...
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Intriguing gender differences found in autistic friendships

Written By: Tim Newman   6/1/16  Could gender differences in the symptoms of autism mask their prevalence in girls? A recent study into autistic fri...
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Disabled Model Chelsey Jay ‘Humiliated’ As The Clothes Show Didn’t Provide Wheelchair Ramp

Written By: Ellen Wallwork  11/12/15 A disabled model has spoken about the outrage she felt when she couldn’t fulfill an invitation to speak a...
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New research compares disabled facilities at top UK airports

APH research compares disabled facilities at 20 airports across the country A recent study by the Civil Aviation Authority found that due to accessibi...
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Leeds hub helps those with disabilities

Written By: Laura Drysdale   19/11/15 A £2.5M specially-designed support hub for adults with learning disabilities has officially opened its doors....