News from Ardoo

Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user made available

Apple has announced some new emojis – including a wheelchair user, people with walking sticks and a hearing aid. They’ve been released on World Emoji Day as part of a

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More than 30% of people with disabilities say they have experienced antisocial or discriminatory behaviour from other passengers. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Majority of passengers with disabilities report problems using trains

Two-thirds encounter barriers to travel such as discriminatory behavior and lack of toilets Two-thirds of passengers with disabilities still experience barriers to travel when using trains, government research has found.

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‘People don’t understand until they’ve seen it’: the power of disability sport

Disability is no bar to excellence – that’s the message of those working to bring physical disability cricket to a wider audience Hit hard, flat, true and with a whip-crack

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Kohl's has launched a selection of sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids. (Kohl's)

Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Kohl’s is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities. The US department

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Accessibility trial finds journeys on public transport in London take almost 50% longer for wheelchair users

An experiment testing the accessibility of public transport in London has found commutes take almost 50 per cent longer for wheelchair users. The Going The Extra Mile case study for

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The Irish Pilgrimage Trust Lourdes Trip

Ciara enjoyed her time in Lourdes to the fullest.

Ardoo portable hoists are delighted to have played a small part in ensuring the trip went smoothly for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. We look forward to working with the Trust

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Will the death of Malaysia Goodson finally lead to accessible city transport?

Last week, a mother died after falling down a set of subway steps carrying a baby buggy. Will it finally convince cities to improve access to transport? I’m halfway down

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Picture of wheelchair and carer

Changes to disability benefits cost £4bn in extra welfare payments

OBR’s figures will bolster disability groups’ calls for overhaul of PIP system Changes to the disability benefits system that has caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable

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One way of reducing theft of blue badges

Jonathan Myerson points out a simple local solution to the theft of parking permits for disabled people that could be applied nationally The high value of blue badges is inevitable as

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Airport picture with wheelchair users

How to Make Flying With Physical Disabilities Less Stressful: A Fully Accessible Guide

If you’re nervous or anxious about flying with a physical disability, it may not be as bad as you think! If you have one of the best airline credit cards, you’ll

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