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Jul
20
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The company that looked to be on the verge of revolutionising the concept of minicabs has lurched from one disaster to the next in recent months. Now, it has a lawsuit from Washington’s Equal Rights Center to add to its catalogue of woes.
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Jul
20
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For anyone with a disability, it can prove arduous to plough through the lists and work out which ones represent a viable option when it comes to accessibility. Fortunately, the tourist boards of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales have finally managed to put their heads together and compile a list of accessible tourist attractions.
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Jun
28
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There are an estimated 11.6 million disabled passengers in the UK, and of this figure, one fifth report having difficulty accessing and using public transport. New technology is helping these passengers navigate travel access points more successfully. The traditional method of assisted travel is the door to door method; this can be costly and at times unreliable for regular service users who have reported late arrivals and an occasionally confusing booking system. New apps from Wayfindr and Uber aim to make commuting and excursions easier for disabled passengers.
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Jun
28
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The new train station at Cambridge North is expecting up to 3,000 passengers, and with 450 parking spaces, the staff expects everyone to be catered for no matter what the length of their stay or the reason for their visit. Of these 450 spaces, there are a large number of long-term-stay bays, a small number of 20-minute short-stay parking spaces for pickups and drop offs, and 24 new disabled parking bays along the front of the station building, providing easy access for disabled drivers. The new parking space has been constructed with 600,000 paving stones laid across an area of 12,000 square metres, the equivalent of two football pitches.
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Jun
28
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New road tax regulations came into force earlier this year, but they only affect vehicles registered after 1st April 2017. However, despite all the speculation and misinformation that always seem to surround announcements like these, the new regulations will not affect your ability to claim road tax exemption as a disabled person.
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Jun
28
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Tips
These days, there seems to be more choice when it comes to almost everything. Of course, the problem can sometimes be that extra options just make things more complicated. From deciding what to watch on TV to choosing a takeaway, things seemed so much easier when there were three options to choose from instead of 30 or more!
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May
30
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Although it might not be easy to exercise, wheelchair users still need to engage in physical activity. Evidence shows that taking part in physical activity has a lot benefits for the body and mind. There are also a lot of options you could choose depending on your condition and fitness levels.
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May
25
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TFL have launched a new badge to help people who are less able to stand to get a seat across their transport network when they need one.
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May
24
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In order to address the problem of challenging access to off-street car parks Disabled Motoring UK introduced the Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA)
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May
23
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Gone are the days when people with disabilities could hardly enjoy a road trip and long distance travels. With reputable companies like Premier Mobility Cars providing vehicles that are customised to facilitate smooth 'disabled travel,' it is now easier for people with physical limitations to go sightseeing and globe-trot.
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