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Eurostar launches new virtual guide to assist travellers with autism

Eurostar has launched a new 360° virtual guide to help travellers with autism have a smooth and stress-free journey. The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe worked with charity Ambitious About Autism to carry out a review of its travel experience for autistic passengers. The charity advised that customers with autism Read this story


A place of my own

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019 The Spinal Injuries Association 20% of people with Spinal Cord Injury are discharged into care homes Across these eight authorities, wheelchair users will have to wait an average of five times longer than non-wheelchair user for a home that meets their needs  London, UK: On Friday 17 May, the Spinal Read this story


Calls for ‘shared spaces’ schemes to be scrapped

They were hailed as a pioneering new approach to town centre traffic management. Barrier-free ‘shared spaces’ that could be used jointly by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. But, amid growing safety concerns, there are calls for schemes around the country to be scrapped – including one of the biggest – the £12 million project in Read this story


BBC Travel Show in Japan

The BBC Travel Show is in Tokyo as the city approaches the 500-day countdown until it hosts the 2020 Paralympics. Attitudes about and accessibility for disabled people. Available on iPlayer from 5 April for 29 days  


MSc Disability Design and Innovation

The MSc in Disability Design and Innovation is the flagship programme for the  Global Disability Innovation Hub.  The new master’s programme will bring together world leading expertise in disability, technology and innvoation from across the three founding partners: University College London Loughborough University London London College of Fashion Applications are now being accepted for entry Read this story


Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC examined

The Women and Equalities Committee has begun its scrutiny of the Equality Act 2010, following a request for written evidence, which closed on 5 October 2018. The Committee is holding the inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of Read this story


Changing Places Toilets: Building Standards Consultation

A network of Changing Places Toilets exists across Scotland but there is no current legislation requiring their provision within buildings. Regulation to require Changing Places Toilets in defined types of larger new building would increase the provision of such facilities nationally in a proportionate manner. Through consultation the Scottish Government seeks to determine a proportionate Read this story