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We received a response from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists!

Remember Sam Heaton’s letter to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists asking that they routinely inform people about Charles Bonnet Syndrome? We received this reply: Hi @DUnitedUK, and thanks for your

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Assistance Dogs Have a Legal Right to Enter a Shop

A recent survey by Guide Dogs has shown that almost half (49%) of guide dog owners surveyed have experienced an access refusal in the last year. As an assistance dog

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Value Our Custom, All £249 Billion of It

The Government has announced plans aimed at tackling the inaccessibility on the high street for disabled people. They are recruiting business champions for key sectors in business to promote and

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Don’t Mess With a Disabled Commuter

Being a commuter is never easy or enjoyable, but when you’re a wheelchair user and the train has no wheelchair space, it adds insult to injury. I commuted from Cambridge

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Cornwall’s Disability History

Dr Theo Blackmore tells us about why he investigated Cornwall’s history from the perspective of disabled people, and what he found in those interviews. In 2014 I completed a video

Letter to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists re CBS Awareness

Remember Sam Heaton’s article about a lack of awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome? We decided to take action! Here’s our letter asking members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to

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NHS Staff Can Decide Where Disabled People Live, Even Against Their Choice

The 1970s saw the start (give or take) of the disabled people’s movement in the UK, with the publication of the Policy Statement of the Union of Physically Impaired Segregation

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Access All Areas Message Continues To Combat Barriers

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010 have been both pivotal in increasing access and opportunities for disabled people. Yet over two decades on from the implementation

Happy 2017 Everyone!

Last year saw a lot of interesting events take place. We’re not going to list everything, but here’s a few things we’re proud of: – Starting Disability United – Launching