Access

Brighton - A Mirror on a Broken Reality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last weekend I paid a trip to the seaside, to Brighton to take part in a literary event called Sea Changers. What struck me from the moment I arrived was how hard it was to get around in my wheelchair.

Reasonable???

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

This weekend an incident occurred that reminded me of what is is to be disabled in the UK in the 21st Century. I have been disabled since a few weeks after birth, having been born with cancer, but started using a wheelchair full time at the age of fifteen after a complication caused my spine to collapse.

My Own Paralympic Legacy or How Poor Access Can Kill

Mik Scarlet | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Better access for disabled people benefits everyone. I wonder how many of you have tripped while walking over cobbles or uneven Yorkstones? Now imagine what it would feel like if that injury might threaten your life... all in the name of liking old things!

Landmark Result for Disabled Ticketing Policy

Suzanne Bull MBE | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Suzanne Bull MBE

Last month a hugely significant legal precedent was set for Deaf and disabled music lovers when a man from Wetherby won a landmark case with the York Barbican over 'discriminatory' ticketing policies.

Getting Closer to No Boundaries

Jo Verrent | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Verrent

In 2013 I sat at home to watch the Arts Council of England's State of the Arts Conference online. within 20 minutes - not because of the content but because I couldn't access the content (I'm hearing impaired and need subtitles). This year there were a few changes...

Is This a Taste of Tomorrow's NHS?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mik Scarlet

Earlier this week I tasted my first experience of the NHS under the new regime of NHS/Private partnerships through the GP commissioning of services... and it wasn't good.

Barcelona - A City That Could Teach London a Thing or Two About Access

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have just returned from a holiday in the city of Barcelona. It is a wonderful holiday destination, and my wife and I love it so much we are looking into possibly relocating there. Part of the attraction for me is the wheelchair access.

Cross About Crossrail!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

On Thursday 29 August I attended the first event of a week of action by disabled people over the many issues currently facing our community. The protest I made my way to was over Crossrail and the fact that several stations along the route of this massive infrastructure project were not going to have step free access...

To be Here or Not to be Here, That is the Question!

Emily Davison | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The idea of a Guide Dog within a historical place is open to controversy as is using a mobility cane. The initial response is that I will either damage the furniture due to my not seeing it. Or that my Guide Dog will dirty the floor coverings with her paws.

Access Denied?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A university has called for widespread effort to boost attainment levels among applicants from poorer backgrounds as it warned of the "considerable ch...

Family Relations Strained by Mobile Technology's Great Leap Forward

Louise Halford | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Halford

Over the last six months, I and my colleagues at Pannone have noticed a steady stream of a new type of case, one in which estranged parents are being accused of using mobile video calls to their children as an opportunity to spy on their exes.