Browsing: access

Human Rights David Isaac head and shoulders
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The equality watchdog has asked the government for significant new powers, including the ability to inspect buildings that are flouting access laws. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it needed stronger powers to hold “powerful and well-resourced” governments and large organisations to account. But it also said that it should be made
Politics Theresa May speaking at a lectern
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A Conservative election promise to tackle some of the discrimination faced by disabled people appears to have been abandoned, with no mention of the pledge in yesterday’s Queen’s speech. The manifesto promise to “review disabled people’s access and amend regulations if necessary to improve disabled access to licensed premises, parking and housing” was absent
Arts, Culture and Sport One of the main stands at Old Trafford
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Long-overdue plans to improve access at the country’s biggest football club have divided its disabled supporters. Although the official disabled supporters’ association at Manchester United has welcomed the plans, which will eventually see the number of wheelchair spaces increase from just 120 to 277, a smaller group of disabled fans have raised concerns. They
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