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

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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

At last, an activity tracker for wheelchair users!

The market has been flooded in the past few years with all sorts of different activity trackers for fitness buffs. But a company called ‘Chaotic Moon Studios’ has just announced they are testing a prototype for a different kind of activity tracker. It’s called Freewheel, and it is designed for people in wheelchairs. Continue reading At last, an activity tracker for wheelchair users!

Why the tube strike is good for disabled people

Unless you’ve really been avoiding the news, you’ll know that there was a tube strike this week, and whilst the vast majority of commuters made alternative arrangements and many others took to social media to complain about their lot – for those of us who are wheelchair users it was just another day in paradise. Right?

Continue reading Why the tube strike is good for disabled people

The force is strong with this one

Here’s a little something to brighten up your summer holidays; feel free to share around social media with a link to our petition to government. This image will also be available in the downloads section.

Chris Welch
Founder of Want My Space? Take My Disability!

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DMUK campaign for better car parks

Have you seen DMUK’s latest campaign? It calls for many of the things we have outlined in our petition to government. We support this wholeheartedly! Have a look at the short video starring Helen Dolphin:

Continue reading DMUK campaign for better car parks

Bay abuse comes in all forms

It isn’t just ignorant people parking in disabled bays. Sadly many companies think it is okay to use this resource as a place to put products.

Continue reading Bay abuse comes in all forms

Are disabled footy fans short changed?

 

Are you disabled and a fan of ‘the beautiful game’ and have found yourself thinking out loud that your clubs support for their disabled fans falls woefully short? This article may well interest you.

Continue reading Are disabled footy fans short changed?

The fight for freedom

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

– Ronald Reagan Continue reading The fight for freedom

Accessible Britain

Just how accessible is your local town? Do you prefer your local High Street to your nearest shopping centre?

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The UK’s 12.2 million disabled people make a noticeable contribution to employment and local economies. The Accessible Britain Challenge in aims to encourage shops, businesses and local authorities to work closely with disabled people and their organisations to break down barriers and make services more accessible and inclusive. Continue reading Accessible Britain