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Transport More than 30 protesters, including Heidi Alexander and wheelchair-users, with placards about access in front of a sign for Hither Green station

A transport minister has announced £600,000 funding for seven digital projects to help disabled passengers access rail travel, days after her department confirmed another minister had rubber-stamped tens of millions of pounds in cuts to a separate rail access scheme. Nusrat Ghani, the transport accessibility minister, said this week that the seven “innovative, high-tech
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
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