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No repeat of Paralympian’s train toilet experience – MPs

11 January 2017
No other disabled traveller will have to endure Anne Wafula Strike’s experience of have no access to a toilet, MPs have pledged (Same Difference)
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BBC journalist Frank Gardner criticises airlines and airports for inaccessibility

11 January 2017
A BBC correspondent has criticised airlines for long waiting times for assistance experience by disabled people (BBC News)
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Disabled actress speaks of ‘agonising’ journey on Virgin trains

09 January 2017
Star of Maltesers advert was unable to access disabled area, toilet or on-board refreshments for three hours (able2)
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Man uses ‘dogcam’ to record disability discrimination from staff and workers

09 January 2017
A visually-impaired man has fixed a camera to his guide dog, recording the abuse he receives from others (BBC)
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Money is enough incentive for pubs to be accessible

09 January 2017
There is no need to close down pubs for being inaccessible if they are made to recognize the ‘Walk Away Pound’ identified by BDF (InaPub)
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Companies 'should be fined' for failing to be accessible

04 January 2017
A Paralympian has called for 'huge fines' to be levied on companies who fail to be accessible for disabled people (Huffington Post)
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8.5% of people on Honours List have a disability

04 January 2017
Latest list of those to receive honours features good representation of disabled people (Gov.uk)
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Number of people with learning disabilities in work ‘shockingly low’, says Mencap

03 January 2017
Mencap have highlighted the low numbers of those with learning disabilities in work as they launch efforts to increase employment numbers (Leamington Observer)
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£180,000 payout after Employment Tribunal rules ‘misconduct’ arose from disability

03 January 2017
A school that fired a teacher for misconduct was forced to pay £180,000 after the incident was linked to disability (HR Director)
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Huge compensation payout for underpaid disabled workers in Australia

22 December 2016
A landmark ruling has seen the Australian government pay $100million in compensation to disabled workers underpaid under discriminatory policy (SBS)
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