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Attitudes to disability need to change

Disabled people still experience serious barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society and feeling accepted, according to two new reports.

Manslaughter charge over peanut allergy death

The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) has announced that Mohammed Khalique Zaman, owner of the Indian Garden takeaway restaurant in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, perverting the course of justice, and an employment offence under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 reports Hospitality & Catering News.

UK businesses lose £1.8bn a month by ignoring the needs of disabled customers

UK businesses, including pubs, hotels and restaurants, are losing an estimated £1.8bn a month by ignoring the needs of disabled customers, according to a report by Scope and the Extra Costs Commission.

Students afraid to disclose disabilities to potential employers

More than three quarters of students and graduates with a disability feel they will be discriminated against by employers, a survey shows

Fire safety conference switches venue due to fire safety concerns

An international conference on ensuring the safety of disabled people in burning buildings, due to take place in Dublin Castle in April, has had to switch venue due to concerns over the safety of disabled delegates reports the Irish Times.

Harrogate cinema film-shun sparks disabled travel site

The mother of a boy with cerebral palsy who was unable to watch a film at the cinema had no wheelchair access has set up a travel review website for disabled people reports BBC News.

Public signs in hotels unwelcome, says hospitality guru

Public signs in hotels are unwelcoming and send out the wrong message to guests, according to hospitality guru Derek Taylor reports The Caterer.

Northallerton's Club Amadeus sparks race row after refusing entry to all Fijians

A NIGHTCLUB has sparked a race row after refusing entry to a group of Fijian friends on New Year's Eve because they were "not local".

Obesity can be a disability

The European Court of Justice has this month confirmed that obesity can amount to a disability if the usual criteria for establishing a disability are satisfied.

How to decide if obesity is a disability

The controversial issue of whether employees need special treatment

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