Wales leaps ahead in superfast broadband availability

Ofcom’s 12th annual Communications Market report (launched 6th August) has stated that the surge in the availability of superfast broadband and the take-up of internet in Wales is largely due to the roll-out of the Superfast Cymru programme.   According to the report Wales has the highest availability of superfast broadband of any of the […]


Where are we now conference

Friday 11 December 2015, Cardiff Bay 10:00 – 15:30 This Conference will take stock of developments in the law and practice in Wales concerning the rights of disabled people and their families, with particular focus on social care health carers special education rights how to remedy failures by public bodies. The conference brings together many […]


Premier League ‘should be ashamed’ of treatment of blind fans

Most Premier League football clubs have inaccessible websites and fail to provide audio-described commentary for blind and partially-sighted supporters, according to a new survey by a user-led charity. The survey of the 20 Premier League clubs found only four of them provided in-house commentary by experts trained in audio-description. It is just the latest evidence […]


Campaigner publishes DIY legal guide to how he won 40 discrimination cases

An activist who has brought more than 40 legal cases against organisations that discriminated against him has published a new guide to help other disabled people take similar action through the courts. Doug Paulley, from Yorkshire, has sued organisations including Tesco, two pubs, a counselling service, a train company, a court, a snooker club and […]


Shakespeare defends assisted suicide, but admits to doubts

A prominent disabled advocate for legalising assisted suicide has defended his position, but has promised to reconsider his support if shown evidence that casts doubt on the safety of a similar law in the US. Dr Tom Shakespeare is one of the most high-profile supporters of Disabled Activists for Dignity in Dying, the group set […]


Give your views and help to improve Social Services

If you are vision impaired, deaf or deafblind, and have had contact with your local Social Services in Wales recently, Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and RNIB Cymru want to hear about your experiences. This request is part of a three-year, Welsh Government funded project, to improve access for deaf and blind people to public […]


House of Lords Select Committee to examine Equality Act

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability is to review the way that the Equality Act is serving disabled people, and has launched a ‘Call for Evidence’ from all interested parties.


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