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Disability discrimination

by Philippa Willits Disabled people face discrimination in many areas of their lives. There are access issues with shops and restaurants, even hospitals and health care centres, there is disability discrimination in the employment market, and disabled people can also face prejudice from the people around them. Access to housing can be limited, it can be difficult to access customer ... Read More »

Wristbands for mentally ill: Tory candidate sparks fury

Tory election candidate, Chamali Fernando, has caused outrage by suggesting that people with a mental health problem wear wristbands to help people identify that they have a condition. She argued that it would help police handle situations more appropriately but has been accused of forcing attitudes towards mental ill health back to the dark ages. Read more at The Mirror Read More »

Disabled man reveals humiliation of strangers who constantly assume his pretty girlfriend is his nurse

A 22-year-old man in a wheelchair while on dates with his beautiful girlfriend is often asked, ‘is that your nurse?’ Columnist and author Shane Burcaw suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disorder that causes the nerve cells responsible for controlling his body’s muscle to deteriorate. Burcaw, who has been in a wheelchair since he was three-years-old, has been in ... Read More »

Some taxi drivers ‘overcharging wheelchair users’

Some taxi drivers in Stoke-on-Trent have been charging wheelchair users more than able-bodied passengers, a BBC investigation has discovered. The city council has said no extra charge is permitted for wheelchair accessibility. But undercover filming revealed a woman was told by one cab driver she had to pay more than “normal” people because her wheelchair “was heavy”. On average, the ... Read More »

One-armed cyclist fined for riding his bike using only one arm

A one-armed cyclist has received an apology after being fined for riding his bike – with only one hand. Bogdan Ionescu was hit with the ridiculous €25 (£20) charge because he only had one handbrake on the left side of his bike and no braking mechanism on the right. He was stopped by police while riding his bike in Cologne, ... Read More »