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Nicola Sturgeon pledge over disability rights

The First Minister will pledge to safeguard the rights of disabled people when she speaks at a conference this week reports The Scotsman.

Is your website accessible to the blind and vision impaired?

How would you react if you received a letter from a law firm alleging that your hotel’s website is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it discriminates against persons who are visually disabled reports e-hotelier?

CAMPAIGN: Disability works in Sheffield

The Sheffield Star is launching a campaign to help disabled people into work - and needs your assistance

Neil Heslop: Loud and clear on protecting disability rights

The new chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes the U-turn on benefits assessment, but is ready to talk tough on the government’s record reports The Guardian

Scotland to host global disability empowerment conference

The world’s foremost international forum on furthering the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people is taking place in Edinburgh from 25 to 27 October 2016, and will attract some 1000 delegates from more than 60 countries reports Charity Today.

'Not funny!' EastEnders bosses under fire from outraged fans over controversial joke about disability as Carmel brands Donna a ‘munchkin’

Viewers have gone online to complain about the use of the Wizard of OZ term in reference to the character with dwarfism reports the Sun.

EastEnders fans praise the soap for raising disability awareness: 'EastEnders writers need recognition for that brilliant takedown scene'

EASTENDERS fans have praised the BBC One soap for raising awareness about disability reports OK Magazine.

Disability charities praise Tory welfare minister for ending benefit tests for the long-term sick

Welfare boss Damian Green won praise from disability charities yesterday for ending medical assessments for the long-term sick reports the Daily Mirror.

Disability in advertising shouldn't be something we only see once every four years

The Paralympics is over for another four years and I for one am feeling a little bereft. And also a bit uncomfortable. Says Jo Arden in The Drum.

Employers Still Lag Behind When It Comes To Disability

U.K. Government research shows that disabled people make up 19% of the U.K. population yet the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and the whole population in the U.K. stands at 33 percentage points.