Voices

Disabled people shouldn't be forced to shop on the internet. The high street should be available and accessible to everyone

Why is it acceptable for Sophie Morgan to be turned away from an Easyjet flight for being disabled?

Disabled Paralympics presenter Sophie Morgan was told she couldn't fly with Easyjet unless she had a companion with her.

The overall cost of the Games is forecast at £8,921 billion from a budget of £9,298 billion

London 2012 Games come in UNDER budget - by £377m

Ministers expect to return nearly £400m of unspent contingency funds to the Treasury after the accounts were made public today.

A police officer with a Taser weapon

'I thought I was going to die': Blind man who was shot with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun by police launches compensation bid

A blind, double stroke victim is launching a bid for compensation after police mistook his white stick for a samurai sword and shot him in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser gun.

One of Scotland’s best-known and most popular mountains has been declared “wheelchair friendly”

Scottish peak declared wheelchair-friendly

One of Scotland's best-known and most popular mountains has been declared "wheelchair friendly".

Disabled tall ship crew begin around the world voyage

Crowds gathered to wave off a tall ship as it set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to voyage around the world with a crew of disabled sailors.

Hate-crime cases failing in court, says CPS

Increasing numbers of hate-crime prosecutions are collapsing because victims are backing out or their stories unravel in court, a new report from the Crown Prosecution Service reveals today.

Why did the BBC use real footage of disabled people being tortured in a trailer?

The original Panorama investigation was brave, honest, and crucial. How disappointing then to see such serious material replayed in a cheap advert

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson headed the inquiry into the Government's new benefits scheme

Half a million disabled hit by Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform, says Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson inquiry

The changes could make it harder for disabled people to remain in work, claims inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Snowsports for all: accessibility is vital

Disability skiing: The rise of accessible ski resorts

Think pistes are just for the able-bodied? Not so, says Mary Novakovich

How many more, George? Ruth Anim and Liam Barker - different disabilities, very similar situations

Ruth Anim was fortunate to have a high-profile parent fighting her cause as Atos removed her benefits, but what about others whose voices won't be heard?

Enough is enough. Disabled people are driven to suicide because of the Government's welfare reform

As a survey reveals that disabled patients have been driven to suicide due to the Government's fitness to work test, it's time to fight back.

If only Top Gear and the BBC had the guts to tell Jeremy Clarkson to stop talking for once

As it's been ruled that the presenter's remark that a car looked like 'person with facial growths' breached Corporation's guidelines, and he's compromising their values.

The miracle of driverless cars

I was born disabled and cannot drive on my own - these inventions could be life changing.

A disabled woman with an unwanted pregnancy wants a choice, too

Some believe that all disabled people would disagree with abortion, but that's simply not the case.

Down's Syndrome abortion is a complex discussion, but at least it's being talked about

The Archers ran a poll asking whether characters should abort their disabled baby. Although the decision is far from simple, including the storyline is encouraging.

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