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‘I feel like a second-class citizen’: readers on navigating cities with a disability

“Sandwich boards on pavements, a crowd of smokers blocking the disabled entrance, bins or vans parked over lowered pavement edges, disabled toilets being used as performers’ changing rooms or storage,

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Disabled man takes on Tube challenge

Ben Holt, who has cerebral palsy, bids to visit all 270 London Underground stations to highlight system’s accessibility problems and set world record Ben Holt aims to travel through 270

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Roman holiday: how Chester became the most accessible city in Europe

For disabled people, the difference between being able to visit a place and not often comes down to small details. Cities around the world are taking notes from the ancient

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These Irish sisters are on a roll with statement style for wheelchairs

Our latest Start-up of the Week brings a spark of style to wheelchair users’ lives with the help of some world-class designers. “The idea for Izzy Wheels was inspired by

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Airports are failing disabled passengers, and we are tired of it

by Elizabeth Wright Returning from Rome after a holiday, my plane taxied to its stand and I waited for all the more ambulatory passengers to disembark. I had wheelchair assistance booked

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What does Brexit mean for people with disabilities?

The European Union (EU) has been influential in the development of disability rights legislation in the UK. There is now a very real danger that Brexit will result in a

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MARKET OVERVIEW: Floor hoists remain strong amid ceiling hoist growth

Moving and handling solutions cover a very broad range of products and they are naturally one of the most in-demand segments of the mobility market. Everything from Changing Places to

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‘I was a citizen, now I’m nothing’: disabled readers on life under austerity

Lying on the floor for hours awaiting help, unable to afford both incontinence pants and food … This is the reality of disability cuts for Stephen, Alex and Elli When

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For disabled people like me, this election will be a life-changer

The progress of the past 50 years has stalled, and the government has stopped listening – that’s why we’re holding Tuesday’s disability hustings Next year I’ll be leaving school and

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What effect has the internet had on disability?

There are more than 10 million people living in the UK with a long-term illness, impairment or disability according to the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) and although medical treatment

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