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A bus company has become the first national operator to sign a new charter that aims to ensure services are accessible to blind and partially-sighted passengers. First UK Bus has won praise from RNIB after joining local operators Reading Bus and Kinchbus in signing the bus charter, which was launched this week at First’s
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One of the UK’s two major disabled people’s representative organisations appears to have staved off the threat of insolvency. UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC) lost its last paid member of staff last summer, when its chief executive Jaspal Dhani was made redundant, and since then has been run by trustees and volunteers. It has
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Activists have staged demonstrations at scores of locations across the country to highlight how a government contractor has “humiliated” disabled benefits claimants, and to call for the abolition of the “fitness for work” test. The national day of action saw an estimated 60 protests outside offices used by Atos Healthcare, including actions in Bradford,
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Millions of disabled people have been thrown into poverty and social exclusion by the European Union’s attempts to recover from the economic crisis, according to Europe’s leading disabled people’s organisation. The European Disability Forum (EDF) spoke out as it launched its manifesto for the upcoming European elections, laying out six policy priorities that it
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