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The “extraordinary” failure of three court of appeal judges to protect the rights of wheelchair-users to travel on buses has left disabled campaigners “frustrated” and “appalled”. The judgement over-turned a county court ruling that wheelchair-users should have priority in the use of dedicated wheelchair spaces over parents with pushchairs, and that the “first come,
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Every rail station on the major new Crossrail project will now be step-free, following a successful two-year campaign by disabled and older people. Transport for London (TfL) had already announced in September that Crossrail would be step-free from street-level to the train at every one of its London stations from the day it opens
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Accessible transport campaigners were outside the Royal Courts of Justice this week to show support for disabled campaigner Doug Paulley, as he fought a transport provider over the right to use wheelchair spaces on buses. The one-and-a-half-day appeal should eventually provide a definitive ruling on whether wheelchair-users have priority in the use of the
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Websites for five of the UK’s top airlines are still “difficult and frustrating” to use for their disabled customers, 11 years after they were found to be failing to meet minimum accessibility standards. The technology and disability charity AbilityNet published results of a survey this week which showed that, of the top 12 carriers
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The government is to launch a competition for students aimed at finding a cheap but effective way to introduce audio and visual information into every bus in the country. The Liberal Democrat transport minister Baroness Kramer made the announcement at a parliamentary reception for the charity Guide Dogs, which was aiming to persuade more
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