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Five things the next government should pledge for older people - The Guardian

Five things the next government should pledge for older people - The Guardian | Disability | Scoop.it
Whoever wins the next election should do more for older voters. Stephen Burke suggests how they can start to make society fit for ageing
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Disabled people block Whitehall and lobby MPs to save the Independent Living Fund

Disabled people block Whitehall and lobby MPs to save the Independent Living Fund | Disability | Scoop.it
Will add to this: Disabled people and campaigners blocked Whitehall today and lobbied MPs to protest at the government's plans to close the Independent Living Fund in just six months' time. Here ar...

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Inspiration porn and the objectification of disability: Stella Young at TEDxSydney 2014

Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC's Ramp Up website, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Au...
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Disabled men lose high court bid to stop Independent Living Fund closure

Disabled men lose high court bid to stop Independent Living Fund closure | Disability | Scoop.it
Judge rules that Mike Penning, former minister for disabled people, had not breached equality laws over ending support to live in the community

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World Facts and Statistics on Disabilities and Disability Issues

World Facts and Statistics on Disabilities and Disability Issues | Disability | Scoop.it
World health and disability statistics and facts including country and state population numbers with disabilities.
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Disabled man forced off bus by refusal to move pram sparks equality test case - The Guardian

Disabled man forced off bus by refusal to move pram sparks equality test case - The Guardian | Disability | Scoop.it
Appeal court weighs legal duty of transport operators to enforce wheelchair users’ priority over other passengers
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3 Hours of Walking In The City With a Disability - Social Experiment 2014

Please share and like to shed some light on the ongoing harassment of people with disabilitys. They need your support. Subscribe to my channel for more funny videos ➨ goo.gl/ABcqeF Creator:...
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Choice and control are still key for people with disabilities

Choice and control are still key for people with disabilities | Disability | Scoop.it
The challenge now is to find new and creative ways to deliver care and support
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If you're disabled, it's not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt - The Guardian

If you're disabled, it's not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt - The Guardian | Disability | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: The lives of Britain’s most vulnerable people have been hit far harder than any other group by austerity cuts and vilification
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The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too Long - Huffington Post Canada

The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too Long - Huffington Post Canada | Disability | Scoop.it
Though the movement for disabled rights began in earnest in the early 1900s, it wasn't until the mid-century civil rights movement that this group made great gains.
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93% of disabled people would revisit good accessibility venues - Hospitality & Catering News

93% of disabled people would revisit good accessibility venues - Hospitality & Catering News | Disability | Scoop.it
An overwhelming 93% of disabled people would revisit a venue that has good accessibility, according to a new survey carried out by the organisers of Disabled Access Day.
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A Couple Gaining Independence, and Finding a Bond

A Couple Gaining Independence, and Finding a Bond | Disability | Scoop.it
After a federal inquiry in Rhode Island turned the workplace of their repetitive jobs upside down, a couple with intellectual disabilities is marrying, learning to budget and adjusting to a new freedom.
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UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ... - UN News Centre

UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ... - UN News Centre | Disability | Scoop.it
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Disability campaigners protest over funding cuts | Channel 4

Disability campaigners took their fight to the doors of parliament today to protest against the government's decision to scrap the independent living fund. Subscribe to Channel 4 News: http://bit....
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Disability campaigners protest over cuts - video

Disability campaigners protest over cuts - video | Disability | Scoop.it
Disability campaigners took their fight to the doors of parliament today to protest against the government's decision to scrap the independent living fund.
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People with disabilities in Egypt demand more rights

People with disabilities in Egypt demand more rights | Disability | Scoop.it
Disabled people in Egypt are asking society and government to help them fight for their rights as individuals, as guaranteed by the constitution. teleSUR.
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Obesity can be a disability, EU court rules

Obesity can be a disability, EU court rules | Disability | Scoop.it
Decision at EU’s court of justice in Luxembourg establishes precedent that could affect employment rights across Europe
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Pupils' wheelchair access concerns - children's commissioner - BBC News

Pupils' wheelchair access concerns - children's commissioner - BBC News | Disability | Scoop.it
Many secondary schools are not accessible to pupils who use wheelchairs, according to Wales' children's commissioner.
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Quentin Blake: We need more disabled children in picture books - BBC News

Quentin Blake: We need more disabled children in picture books - BBC News | Disability | Scoop.it
Known for his pictures in the Roald Dahl stories, illustrator Blake focuses on inclusion in a new book.
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Blind passengers swap seats with Grimsby bus drivers

Blind passengers swap seats with Grimsby bus drivers | Disability | Scoop.it
A GROUP of blind and partially-sighted people swapped places with bus drivers to experience the difficulties they both have to face on a daily basis. The event, entitled Swap With Me Day, was part...
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Disabled students: 'I wish I'd known that' - BBC News

Disabled students: 'I wish I'd known that' - BBC News | Disability | Scoop.it
As part of BBC Ouch's series on disabled students, graduates give their tips to future students.
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Disabled students: Molly goes to university - BBC News

Disabled students: Molly goes to university - BBC News | Disability | Scoop.it
BBC Ouch follows a deafblind student over her first month at university to see how she has settled in.
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Survey shows people with a learning disability turned away at polling stations

Survey shows people with a learning disability turned away at polling stations | Disability | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five people with a learning disability say they were turned away at the polling station in the recent local elections, according to a ne
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Over 90% of disabled people would revisit venues with good accessibility - ITCM

An overwhelming 93% of disabled people would revisit a venue that has good accessibility, according to a new survey carried out by the organisers of Disabled Access Day.
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More integration for those with disabilities urged - Irish Examiner

More integration for those with disabilities urged - Irish Examiner | Disability | Scoop.it
Community placements for older people with intellectual disabilities has not brought about greater integration, a report has found.

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Stephanie Holland's curator insight, October 5, 2014 1:40 PM

“We promised that movement to the community would improve the quality of people’s lives,” said Prof McCarron. “Unless the community is truly organised and resourced to support people with intellectual disability when there are complex health issues, their experience may instead be one of social isolation, loneliness and new forms of institutionalisation.”


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