The outside world can present barriers for disabled people: one such barrier is having help forced upon you from non- disabled people. One woman is trying to combat this, encouraging well-meaning members of the public to Just Ask, Don’t Grab.
Across the country the high-street is a buzz with shoppers. However, the disabled community are distinctly lacking representation within stores. Purple Tuesday is changing the face of disabled shopping, founder Mike Adams OBE reveals why.
In 2018, the discussion on the benefits of medicinal cannabis reached a crescendo with the UK Government ultimately legalising the use of medicinal cannabis. One year on: doctors are continually being discouraged from providing the prescription.
In a bid to continue increasing access to air travel for the disabled community, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is hoping to review and improve regulations over the allowance of assistance dogs on flights.
Building crucial life skills, meeting new people, to giving back to your local community: volunteering is an enriching experience all round. Volunteer Nicola Taylor shares her journey.
Island life is unlike any other. However, with a disability, living on a remote Scottish island poses some challenges. We speak with Skye and Lochalsh Access Panel to discover disability and accessibility on the Isle of Skye.
NorthLink Ferries operate the lifeline service between the Scottish Mainland and Orkney and Shetland. With three passenger vessels carrying around 300,000 passengers annually it’s vital that the service is accessible for all and each vessel has been designed with this in mind.
Today (8 July) the government has announced a new fund of £20 million to improve accessibility on rail networks throughout the UK.
Leading furniture company, IKEA have released an accessible range of furniture to ensure every house becomes an inclusive home.
Government proposals have called on new, or majorly refurbished buildings used by the general public to have mandatory Changing Places toilets installed.
A bi-annual event, Disabled Access Day (DAD) is back for 2019 with the vision of celebrating accessibility across the disabled community. From humble beginnings, DAD is breaking down barriers.
On 1 March there is an annual celebration of wheelchairs and accessibility during the worldwide event, International Wheelchair Day.
Last year the inaugural Purple Tuesday event took place. The day highlighted the power of the purple pound. But, more needs to be done.
On Friday night (14 December) we were lucky enough to see Sir Paul McCartney at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
To celebrate International Day of Disabled Persons, we spotlight the countries improving care, understanding, and inclusivity for disabled people worldwide.