Airports branded ‘poor’ on access over lack of consultation with disabled passengers

From Disability News Service

 

One of the largest airports in the country has been branded one of the worst for accessibility, after it failed to consult with disabled people about how it could improve its services.

Manchester Airport is one of just four in the UK that were said in the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) annual review to be providing “poor” services to disabled passengers.

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Friday, 18 August, 2017

Celebrate The Difference With Pride! - An evening for LGBTQ disabled people

This is a safe space for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer disabled people.

The evening will be flexible. If people who come along just want to chat then that’s what we will do, but if you would like to share a song, poem or short piece of prose we will have a couple of ‘open mic’ sessions.

There will be non-alcoholic drinks and some vegan finger food to keep us all going (but not enough for a full meal each).

We will have a badge machine so those of us who like badges can have some fun making pride or campaign badges.

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Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Greater Manchester Law Centre AGM

 

 
 

Greater Manchester Law Centre AGM 2017

Fighting together to change Government
welfare reform policies

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017 6.30
Venue: Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, M1 6DD

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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Trafford CIL's Transition project activity day at Sale Water Park

Trafford CIL's Transition Project still have places available for their FREE activities at Sale Water Park on Wednesdays 16 and 23 August, 10am-12:30pm. Ages 11-25, accessible to all abilities.

So far they have made bird feeders, natural dyes, tie-dye fabrics and flower pressed fabrics.

To book please email transitions [at] traffordcil.co.uk or call 0161 850 0645

 

 

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Monday, 14 August, 2017

Unicorn Young Women’s Group

Unicorn Young Women’s Group – 2nd September 2:30-4:00pm @ LGBT Foundation http://lgbt.foundation/whats-on/event-detail/?event_id=1002245

Unicorn is a new social group for young women (18+) with learning difficulties, Autism and Asperger's who identify as lesbian, gay bisexual and/or trans, or questioning their sexual orientation or trans identity. This group will be a relaxed safe space where you can grab a brew have a chat and play some games (mostly cards, board games).

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Monday, 14 August, 2017

Live Webcasts from The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is meeting in Geneva from 14 to 31 August 2017 to review the following countries: Latvia, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Panama, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Friday, 11 August, 2017

Bear Grylls The Island is looking for contestants

Shine TV are looking for men and women for the new series of Channel 4’s The Island with Bear Grylls.
 
Do you ever secretly wonder what would happen if you were stranded on a desert island?  
 
Have you got what it takes to build your own shelter and catch your own dinner?
 
Stripped of 21st century comforts, do you think you could survive?
 

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Thursday, 10 August, 2017

Surveys to consider

At the moment there are two surveys it may be worth thinking of completing. GMCDP is not endorcing these surveys, but it is important that disabled people’s experiences are also taken into account.

Unfortunately, one of the surveys does not have a section to ask whether or not a respondant is a disabled person (Women’s Say).

 

  1. A national survey to understand the experiences of LGBT people, from the Government Office for Equalities is at:

National LGBT Survey

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Wednesday, 9 August, 2017

Review Claims Crisis Point in Services for Learning Disabled People

‘Back to Bedlam is a review of public policy and practice for supporting people with learning difficulties which has recently been published by the Centre for Welfare Reform.

The report highlights an increased reliance on institutional services, often run by large profit-making corporations, along with a decline in support which it argues has been exaserbated by austerity measures. It is also stated that the changes in policy have not been challenged by charities, advocacy organisations or academics, which has led to the general public not being aware of the crisis.

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Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

Seeking disabled user testers for a PAID project! - AbilityNet

From AbilityNet:

 

Seeking disabled user testers for a PAID project! - AbilityNet

 

We are seeking savvy technical, disabled users and over 55’s, for exciting new paid projects! AbilityNet wants to PAY users, to test websites and mobile apps for accessibility and usability purposes, at locations in the North West.

 

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Thursday, 3 August, 2017

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