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Disability charity appeal to help with funding for Elfin the Shetland pony

According to the Daily Echo a new member of the therapy team has joined Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus. Elfin the Shetland pony is now working with children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county, and the charity is asking for help from the public to keep funding the therapy.

Five free coffee time chats

You can try before you buy AccessChamp by downloading up to five free coffee time training chats. They cover areas like the business case, the facts and figures; how to guide a blind person; learning to identify a deaf person; Fire, creating a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan; Alarm cords, why are they so important and the need for them to swing free and stretch to the floor.

World Travel Market blog puts forward the three 'O's of accessibility

A recent blog on the World Travel Market website suggested there were three stages for the accessibility market. AccessChamp calls them the “Three principles of O”.

Boro Taxis 'will not take disabled people' in fares row

The boss of Teesside's biggest taxi company has revealed the firm will no longer transport disabled passengers following a row over pricing reports

Deaf prisoners sue, claiming rights violated

Two US prison inmates, one deaf, one hearing impaired, are suing the Kentucky corrections department, claiming that they are being discriminated against because the department is not providing the

The Wolf of Wall Street attracts new complaints from disability groups

Martin Scorsese's epic account of stock trading excess starring Leonardo DiCaprio under fire from disability-advocate organisations for mocking cerebral palsy

Police fail again on disability hate crime

Another police force has admitted failing to treat repeated, targeted, violent offences against a disabled person as disability hate crimes reports

Doubt cast over accessible transport progress report

The Disability News Service website reports that a Government progress report paints fa

Criminal law ‘could be next weapon in bus access war’

Bus-drivers who prevent wheelchair-users travelling on their vehicles are potentially committing a criminal offence and should be prosecuted, according to a disabled campaigner.

Disabled? Sorry, Christmas is CANCELLED

When Sophie Morgan wanted a night at the Ritz, she couldn't even get in through the door... but it was far from the worst culprit