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Carers are a Rare Sighting in the Countryside

We’ve all heard of the “postcode lottery” when it comes to health service provision, but until I moved house in November 2015, I had no idea that moving just seven

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Unreasonable Accommodation

I am 50, diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) in 1992. The condition affects my peripheral nerves, leading to muscular atrophy, chronic fatigue, and a lack of sensation from

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Cataract Surgery Postcode Lottery

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens, a part of the eye that lies just behind the coloured iris. Relatively common over the age pf 65, cataracts also occur in

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Ticket to Ride? Well, Yes!

On January 18th wheelchair user Doug Paulley saw the end of a five year legal battle. He wanted legal clarification around who had the right to use the wheelchair space

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Order, Order! Order a Lift!

Somebody pushed the irrepressible Martin Kelly over the edge when they asked him to do jury service in a building that lacks the access features necessary for that to be

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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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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

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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

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Seeing is Not Always Believing

‘When not seeing clearly is the reality, whilst what you do see clearly is not reality.’ This is the paradox faced in a life with Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). The