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Disabled voters still being overlooked, finds new Revitalise study

Despite the closest election in a generation where every vote will count, disabled people are still being overlooked, finds study by charity Revitalise.  Wheelchair users denied fundamental right to vote in person by lack of information, finds charity’s research. Revitalise launches new video in support of wheelchair voters’ rights – which can be viewed here Wheelchair users wishing to exercise their right ... Read More »

Scottish independence: The voting influence of disabled Scots

Disabled people in Scotland have said they feel they’ve been ignored in Scottish referendum campaigning by both sides. But how are disabled people voting, if at all, and why? BBC Scotland reporter Ian Hamilton looks at the situation with just over a week to go until the polls open. The last UK census showed one in five of Scotland’s population ... Read More »

Disabled voters ‘feel underestimated’ by Yes and No campaigns

Disability campaigners have said both sides of the referendum campaign have underestimated the significance of their vote. About 400 disabled people attended an event in Glasgow to question representatives from Better Together and Yes Scotland, including Green MSP Patrick Harvie, actress Libby McArthur, Scottish Labour’s shadow health secretary Jackie Baillie and MP Anne McGuire. The main topics of discussion were ... Read More »