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February 2018
Dwellings for Disabled People
Access All Areas
Be My Eyes: Lend Your Eyes to a Blind Person
New Technology Helps Blind People 'See' at Cinema
Headway Supper Club
Good Posture Is Important for Everyone
Here’s What We Think Altzheimer’s Does to The Brain
New Down’s Syndrome Screening Process
Deaf Actor Who Launched Deaf-Led Theatre Company
Dramatize
SCAM Awareness – Don’t Get Trapped
Spelthorne ParaSports Club Finally,
Recognition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Some Employers Won’t Even Lie to Pollsters About Not Wanting to Hire Disabled People
Houses of Parliament Not Wheelchair Friendly

April 2018
BAYWATCH 2017 Results
Call For 'Scores on The Doors' Disability Access Ratings
Disabilities Are Not Always Obvious. Don't Judge Us Without Knowing Full Story
Disability Benefit Assessors Fail to Meet Government Standards
Disabled People Are Not an Inconvenience
Guildford Cathedral Abseil
Happy Birthday Braille
HMRC Say Charities Miss Out on Gift Aid Every Year Motability Scheme Under Review
Ministers Back Down in Row Over Higher Disability Benefits
Operation Enable: Gardai Clampdown on Disability Cheats
PIP Assessments Are Having A Damaging Effect
Testing Mobility Scooters in Llandudno
The Secret Life of Some Antidepressants
Woman Refused Assistance Because She Didn’t Look Disabled

June 2018
Access to Work: Funding Increase for Disabled Workers
Ashford St Peter’s Staff Wear Pyjamas to help Patients out of Bed
Blind People Who Use Bat-Like Clicks to Sense their Surroundings
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Creates Training Place for Disabled Conductor
British Paralympian Told to ‘Prove’ She Has a Disability
Commuters Refuse to Give Up Seat for Blind Man and His Dog
David Blunkett Meets his New Guide Dog
Disability Won’t Stop Me Becoming A Barrister
Hidden Disabilities Lanyard
Hospitals Recruit More Managers than Doctors and Nurses
How Close is a Cure For Huntingdon’s Disease
New Data Protection legislation - We Need Your Consent
New Outbreak of Measles Blamed on Trips to the Continent
No Compensation for Delayed Disabled Passengers
TfL Launches Priority Seating Awareness Campaign
What is the Good Neighbours Network
Why Disabled People Fear Being ‘Warehoused

August 2018

“Who Put That There?“
“Yellow Card“ Scheme Trial for Disabled Benefit Claimants
A Year after Taxi Discrimination Laws Introduced… Not A Single Prosecution
ATOS, Capita Must Improve Delivery Of PIP
Bank Branch Closures Affecting Disabled People
Carers Don't Need to be Paid Compliments - Just to be Paid
Change4Life
Delay to Green Paper For Social Care
How Do You Learn the Trapeze If You're Blind?
Kew Gardens British Sign Language, Sensory & Dementia Tours
Lost Voice Guy Wins Britain's Got Talent
Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) Protesters Gather in London
People with long-term, progressive conditions will NOT be Retested for PIP
Performers Must Be More Tolerant Of “Funny Noises“
Proposal for Rail Services without Wheelchair Access Overturned After Protests
Realities of Living with Serious Brain Injury
Response to Report of Disability Benefit System
Stanwell Children’s Centre - Sensory Room
Universal Plastic Straw Ban - Bad for Disabled People
What Does the White Cane Mean?
Who Cares for The Carer When They're Bereaved?

September 2018
“Miracle“ Cure For Tremor Patients At NHS Hospital
Archbishop Justin Welby - Daughter's Disability Is Part of Her And She's Precious
ASOS Designing Clothes For Wheelchair Users
Blind Boy Helps Design Specialised Unit at GOSH
Disability Arts Movement
Hidden 'Shame' Of Elderly Scam Victims
I'm Visually Impaired But Please DON'T Grab Me
LED Masks Glow To Combat Toxic Air Crisis
Marianne's Community Cafe; - Staines
Motorists Across Wales Fined For Abusing Disabled Spaces
Newsreader Makes Debut Wearing Hearing Aid
Purple Tuesday' To Promote Shopping Access For Disabled
Red Cross Survey Reveals Severe Shortages of Wheelchairs for Short Term Use.
Student Helps Communication With Deaf/Blind Passenger. September
TfL Backs Campaign To Look Up & Offer A Seat
Travelling While Disabled Is Hell. We Need Major Change And Kindness
Turmeric Eye Drops Could Help Prevent Blindness
What Are The Rules For Mobility Scooters On Trains?
Wheelchairs Can't Fit On Bournemouth Wheel Gondolas