Question Time (Aug ’17)

We’re discussing the process of challenging those who abuse disabled parking facilities this month, join our twitter poll and let us know what you do. Just click on the bird  to join in.

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Blind Gent refused entry to restaurant

A blind man and his guide dog were refused a table at a Chinese restaurant in Glasgow after being told that his dog was ‘an inconvenience.’

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Disabled Access Day 2017

Here’s a date for your diaries, well actually, here’s 3 dates for your diary!  Continue reading Disabled Access Day 2017

Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessible locations

Good news everybody! One of the most popular map apps on Android and iOS now has an excellent feature: Wheelchair Accessible locations! Continue reading Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessible locations

A very unpleasant experience for a wheelchair user at Clapham Junction

Blog by TfA member Chris. This blog and its content reflect the views of the author only.

Clapham Junction is a busy and important transport hub in South London, and I’m pleased to say that it has step-free access to all platforms, and wheelchair ramps on every platform.

But lifts and ramps are not enough to make a station disabled-friendly. The attitude and behaviour of the station staff matter hugely. Continue reading A very unpleasant experience for a wheelchair user at Clapham Junction

Finding peace in a field

For most of us, day to day life with a disability is one of ‘routine’. Not that it is usually possible to keep a routine, by using the word ‘routine’ I mean that day to day the same things tend to happen; you wake up tired or in pain, you have a shower and feel exhausted, you get dressed and need a rest, and so on.

However, this article is not about chronic fatigue, or exhaustion, it is instead about how one goes about the task of gaining some relief from mental fatigue.

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Potential price increases at the pumps?

Drivers could face higher diesel and petrol prices as a result of the vote to leave the EU, retailers have suggested. Continue reading Potential price increases at the pumps?

Wheelchair User vs Buggies

Doug Paulley was told he could not get on a bus to Leeds in 2012 when a mother with a pushchair refused to move.

He says FirstGroup’s “requesting, not requiring” policy is discriminatory, but the bus operator says it is the most feasible that can be employed.

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Petition News

Thank you to everyone who signed our petition. Sadly we ran out of time and fell short of the 10,000 needed for a response from the government.
HOWEVER, we are not deterred and have launched a new petition which is live now!

We really need you to work with us and champion this, so please share it with all your friends and followers on social media, working together let’s get this going viral. Tell people why it is important to you, why these bays need protection, and why asking the local authorities or Police just doesn’t work. Explain to people WHY we need this law introduced.

As ever, thank you all for your continued support.

Chris, and the team.

Click here to sign and share our petition => https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131798

Shared spaces

One of the most frustrating things facing disabled people today is the amount of establishments that insist on creating shared toilet spaces. Continue reading Shared spaces