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Charity urges employers to become hearing loss confident

27 January 2017
Action on Hearing Loss urges employers to use their toolkit after research found one in three businesses would not feel confident hiring someone with hearing loss (Personnel Today)
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Report shows gaps in airport accessibility and ‘challenges for change’

27 January 2017
OCS research shows that assistance services often fall short for disabled airline travelers (OCS)
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Women's March on Washington fights disability discrimination

23 January 2017
Massive demonstration for women's rights also seeks to counter Trump's stances on disability and workplace discrimination (Business Insider)
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Eighty-eight per cent of people with mental health conditions have felt distressed at work

17 January 2017
Forty-nine per cent also reported going to work with suicidal feelings, according to survey (Employee Benefits)
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Premier league clubs could face point deduction if they do not improve disabled facilities

17 January 2017
English Premier League clubs could face heavy fines and even points deductions if they fail to meet an August deadline to become compliant with disability access requirements (The National)
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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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