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The rights of disabled people in the UK have slid sharply backwards over the last year, according to new international research backed by the government. The Zero Project Report 2014 details the progress made by 130 countries towards implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Last year, the Conservative minister
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Members of the disability movement believe they still have time to produce a solid, well-researched report on how the UK is implementing the UN disability convention, despite a looming deadline. Funding and technical problems, and the near-collapse of the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC), have delayed efforts to produce a single “shadow” report on
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The Sochi Paralympics will be “transformational” for Russia’s attitudes towards disabled people, according to the British president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Sir Philip Craven was speaking as he arrived in Sochi ahead of the start of the games tomorrow (Friday 6 March). He compared Russia today with the situation in 1980 when
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A new campaign aims to position England as a leading destination for disabled tourists. VisitEngland, the national tourist board, hopes that its Access for All marketing campaign will both champion and improve accessible tourism across the country. It has published guides highlighting accessible attractions and accommodation across four destinations: Bath, Brighton, Leicestershire and Newcastle-Gateshead.
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