September 27, 2016 9:11 am
“Disabled people are still being treated as second class on public transport” – The title of Frances Ryan’s recent article for the Guardian. Frances Ryan’s article explains in depth how public transport is a valuable lifeline for many disabled people and that bad cuts and poor planning are preventing them from using the services. In
September 23, 2016 9:15 am
Southern Vectis have announced that they will be trialling audio and visual announcements on their services. The system has been put in place on two of their most popular routes, route 1 (Newport – Cowes) and route 9 (Newport – Ryde). They are hoping that they will eventually implement the new initiative across all bus
June 23, 2016 9:21 am
MP for Denton and Reddish Andrew Gywnne, will be introducing a Bill to Parliament to make sure all taxi and minicab drivers are trained in disability equality. He announced this after attending the Access All Areas Lobby of Parliament last month where he heard from guide dog owners who told him that taxi and minicab drivers often to carry guide dogs.
June 19, 2016 9:24 am
A Stafford man is campaigning to get disability hoists installed in all hotels and the issue has now been raised in Parliament. 31 year-old Daniel Baldawi, who has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair, is determined to get laws changed so that hotels have to provide ceiling hoists. His campaign ‘Disability Hoists In Hotels’ was launched as an online petition