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Disability Wales has said that more needs to be done to make sure popular tourist locations are accessible to people with disabilities.
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Aug
30
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Ideas and Tips
Wheelchair accessible taxis are specially modified vehicles that allow a disabled person to travel in comfort along with their friends and family. The vehicles are designed with the disabled user specifically in mind, with their most important function being that they allow a wheelchair user to easily enter the vehicle and remain in the wheelchair throughout the journey, avoiding transferring into a seat as well as offering enhanced safety features, such as restraints that lock the wheelchair in place. Taxi firms across the country are beginning to recognise how important it is to have these types of vehicles within their fleet, it is time that your firm began to consider upgrading to these inclusive vehicles too, to avoid being left behind. Aside from keeping up with your rivals, however, what other benefits are there to upgrading your fleet?
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Aug
18
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Buying Guide
Purchasing an automobile to convert into a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) requires a great deal of forethought, planning and cost considerations in its design. The following are some considerations.
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Aug
16
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The number of drivers in the UK aged over 90 has topped 100,000 for the first time.
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Jul
31
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Buying a car is a complicated enough process at the best of times. After a house, it is the most expensive purchase that any of us are ever likely to make, and there are a huge number of factors to consider to ensure you make the perfect choice.
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Jul
31
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Brighton Pride is one of the biggest events in the year to celebrate the wonderful diversity of humankind. How startling, then, that at an event aimed at celebrating acceptance of people that were previously marginalised and discriminated against, one young resident was the victim of a sickening and traumatic event, just because she is disabled.
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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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