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'See the person, not the disability'

With a tough job market, what can disabled people do to make employers see what they can do instead of what they can’t? Reporter Freya Findlay finds out for the News and Star.

What must happen for the work, health and disability Green Paper to succeed

The Government’s recent work, health and disability Green Paper sets an ambitious target for closing the disability employment gap. Nick Pahl, CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine, looked at what needs to be done in Personnel Today.

Access Design Awards

Find out more about the recent Access Design Awards organised and sponsored by Bespoke Hotels

Paralympian forced to wet herself on train journey

Paralympic athlete and disabilities campaigner Anne Wafula Strike MBE was forced to wet herself on a CrossCountry train because it didn't have a working disabled toilet reports BBC News.

Plan to boost Scots disability support

The Scottish government aims to halve the employment gap for disabled people as part of an action plan to boost disability support reports BBC News.

Disabled toilets: When does accessible not mean accessible?

What would you do if you had to travel miles to go to the toilet, to avoid being changed on a dirty floor or in the back of a car reports BBC News?

Disability equality show hits the road

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams was joined by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of a nationwide Disability Equality Roadshow in Manchester reports the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

Ken Loach urges Government not to cut disability benefits

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Loach has warned Chancellor Philip Hammond not to target the disabled in next week's mini Budget reports AOL News.

UN report finds UK disability benefit reforms "violate human rights"

The investigation drew a link between welfare reform and the scapegoating of people with disabilities reports the New Statesman.

So what exactly is a learning disability?

Reports the Dorset Echo.