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Everything Is Awesome in Lego Land... Now it's Barbie's Turn to Recognise Disabled Young People

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosemary Frazer

When I was a child, I hated being given dolls for my birthday or Christmas. Most of them were glamorous, blonde and pretty and that certainly wasn't me! Like many other young girls, I would enthusiastically mutilate my Barbie dolls.

Could You Hold It In on a Match Day

Martin Emery | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Sport
Martin Emery

Hopefully the #holditin Campaign will gather pace, and make the decision makers at football clubs realise that with the introduction of Changing Places, more fans can access the Matchday Experiance, which provides a great Business model for a stable future.

How to Make 2016 a Year of Social Change for Disabled People

Vicky McDermott | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

As we move into 2016 the charity sector requires renewed leadership that harnesses the innovative ideas that exist across the different causes that we champion. For me, I will be working closely with other disability and social care charities to ensure that 2016 is the year in which innovation helps to end institutionalisation for disabled people.

Disabled Sports Fans "Bum" TV Deals

Martin Emery | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Martin Emery

On the 14th September the 20 Premier League Football clubs got together and made a pledge that by 2016, All 20 clubs would be compliant with the Acces...

That Old Access Chestnut Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

For anyone who has an impairment that impacts on their ability get around easily, the concept of access is so much more than just getting into a place. Sure a world with as many ramps as steps would be a dream, but we also need what I would consider obvious, provision like toilets we can easily get into and use without endangering our safety.

Accessible Skiing in Catalonia

Martyn Sibley | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

It's not so surprising to hear that Kasia and I visited Barcelona again last week. We do love a little trip there! What is less known, however, are the reasons why we went this time and what we got up to.

Government Has Listened to Papworth Trust Over Work Choice - Now They Must Go Further to Halve the Disability Employment Gap

Vicky McDermott | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

Buried beneath the commotion of the tax credit u-turn and Chairman Mao's little red book that accompanied last months' comprehensive spending review, ...

The Department of Ability: Calling For Disabled Characters in Children's Comic Books and TV

Emily Davison | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The children's entertainment enterprise is a thriving industry with studies showing that 70% of children (between the ages of 0-8) spend their time watching nearly 2 hours of TV a day. The comic book industry is a multi billion-dollar enterprise with many popular annual events like Comic Con being dedicated to comic book fans and enthusiast alike.

Disabled People Have a Lot Still to Fight for - 20 Years Since the Disability Discrimination Act

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Rosemary Frazer

My hope on this 20th anniversary is that people will work with us, so that the in the next 20 years we make even greater progress in the equality of disabled people.

Derby Feste 2015 - Arts Fun For All

Mik Scarlet | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

I have a soft spot for Derby and have done ever since I visited the city for work, interviewing a local disabled photographer for a magazine. It is ...

Toilet Trouble!

Lauren West | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Lauren West

I'm sure we have all had toilet trouble in the past, and disabled people are no different. However for many disabled people, there is an additional meaning to 'toilet trouble' and this is the inaccessible accessible toilet.

Uber's Latest Venture Could Be A Game Changer For The Disabled In London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised service for disabled passengers uberASSIST to London. The service allows those with a d...

Amputees Show Off Unique Fashion Accessories For Prosthetic Limbs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Style

Amputees are showing off the intricate designs of a company striving to make fashion available for all. Alleles, based in Canada, aims to prove tha...

Accessible Cambridge with the European Network of Accessible Tourism

Martyn Sibley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

What a busy fortnight! I hope you enjoyed the posts on the Spanish conference, our trip around Madrid, and my views on improving air travel for disabled people. Today I'd like to tell you about my home town of Cambridge.

Accessible Air Travel

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Now before I continue, I want to be clear that despite some of the pit falls, flying is getting better and is very worthwhile. My love of new countries, people and culture will always beat the fear of flying with a disability.

An Accessible Whirlwind in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

In my last post I talked you through the Accessible Tourism conference I spoke at in Spain. Now I want to share with you how I got on in Madrid outside of my professional responsibilities.

Human Rights Act: Protecting the Rights of the Disabled

Sanchita Hosali | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Sanchita Hosali

As part of BIHR's 15 Days of Action to mark the 15th anniversary of the Human Rights Act (HRA), we are marking landmark moments in the Act's history. ...

Flying When Your Child Is Sick or Has a Disability

Carrie Bradley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Flying with children can be daunting for parents, and flying when your child is feeling ill or has a disability can only add to the stress. However, there are some requirements in place, depending on the severity of an infant or childs' illness or disability. The first point of call, is always to contact your airline directly.

The Importance of Health, Learning and Leisure

Martyn Sibley | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Fast forward to my twenties and after my university graduation; health, learning and leisure took a back seat. I'd wake up early, go to work in the office Monday to Friday 9-5, eat and sleep. Even after going self employed I'd spend every waking hour planning and executing how to earn enough money for my survival.

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Virgin Trains Change to Railcard Policy Will See a Hike in Rail Prices for Young, Disabled and Senior Citizens

Lauren Hawkridge | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Lauren Hawkridge

I had finally done it. Six weeks ago I started my very first full time paid job in London. The trouble was, like most young people, I wasn't in the position to move to the city straight away. So, I made the decision to accept the job and commute daily from Birmingham until I was in a better position to move...

Tory Welfare Policy Is Killing People

John Wight | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

Five years after they first came to power as part of a coalition government with the Lib Dems, there is no doubting the passion for making the poorest and most vulnerable in society suffer torment and despair to the point of suicide and premature death which resides in the heart of every Tory.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Park Your BMW In A Disabled Space

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy

In June we saw an excellent example of why you shouldn't park in a disabled parking space, but people just don't seem to be getting the picture. Ta...

Guy Who Parked In Disabled Space Gets What He Deserves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing most people agree on, it's the shared anger at someone who wrongly uses a disabled parking space. When some members of the pub...

Every Time I Go Shopping, I Am Patronised Because I'm a Wheelchair User

Julie Fernandez | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Julie Fernandez

The challenge of being a disabled consumer is not always just a physical one - it is also about the attitudes you face from shop staff. Without fail, every single time I go shopping, I am patronised because I use a wheelchair.