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Transport Three women, sitting in their wheelchairs, with their assistance dogs

The government appears to be ignoring pleas to clamp down on significant areas of discrimination against disabled air passengers. The concerns arose after the Department for Transport (DfT) issued a progress report on its new aviation strategy. It included suggestions that it could “make flying more accessible for disabled passengers”, including improving assistance on
Transport A blue badge parking sign

Disability charities are facing questions over why they helped the government disguise the reason it had to change “discriminatory” guidance that was preventing thousands of disabled people with invisible impairments from securing blue parking badges. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced this week that it was proposing alterations to guidance that would “herald the
Transport A young woman talks to the camera

A significant number of local Welsh trains will almost certainly not be accessible to many disabled people by the legal deadline of 2020, according to a new report. All passenger rail vehicles have to meet strict access standards by 1 January 2020, but a report by the Welsh Assembly’s petitions committee says that about
Transport Campaigners with shared space placards and guide dogs outside parliament

Campaigners from across the country gathered outside parliament this week to call for an end to unsafe “shared space” street designs, which risk turning public spaces into “no go zones” for many disabled and older people. The protest (pictured) was organised by the National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK), and attended
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