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My PIP Diary Part Four - The Stacked Deck

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Mik Scarlet

They are who PIP was designed to help. Yet we are thrust into a situation where we are having to fight to prove our impairments, battle to describe what that they mean to our lives and give out deeply personal and private information to anyone who asks.

Mind the Gap: It's Still Too Hard to Get Around London If You Are Disabled

Mark Atkinson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Atkinson

This move by Uber represents an expansion of choice for disabled people in London - choice that other commuters and passengers already have. There are of course lots of other providers - particularly the word-famous London black taxis cabs - whose vehicles are accessible.

Struggling to Catch a Tube Today? Wait Until Even Taxis Ignore You

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK
Rosemary Frazer

I live in a part of London not well-served by accessible public transport. My commute would take over two hours each way and involve three buses, as no local tube stations are accessible. Trying to get on a bus as a wheelchair user in rush hour - especially when so many have unreliable ramps - is often an impossible task.

We Are All Consumers Now

Mark Atkinson | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

Today is World Consumer Rights Day. But since this awareness day started back in 1983, there has been a group of consumers that are continually overlooked. That group is disabled consumers, and while the Government puts their spending power at over £200billion a year, rarely are goods and services developed with them in mind.