Disabled employees: What does Brexit mean?

As representatives of the UK and the European Union (EU) negotiate about Brexit, our attention is focused on disability. Now, the spotlight is on how disabled employees may be affected by the country’s withdrawal from the EU. The Business Disability Forum says that disabled employees, including people with MS, potentially have a lot to lose. … Continue reading Disabled employees: What does Brexit mean?

Wheelchair-users not able to board ships at major cruise port – so much for equality

A woman whose husband was told that she could not board a cruise ship at Liverpool, England, has me thinking. The woman has a disability and was denied access because she could not leave her wheelchair to board her ship. When her husband tried to book the cruise, he was informed that the port of … Continue reading Wheelchair-users not able to board ships at major cruise port – so much for equality

Disney Disability Access Rules Don’t Break Law, Court Rules

Living with a disability, in my case multiple sclerosis, and having to rely on a wheelchair to travel further than 15 yards, I am more than a little interested in access issues. Access concessions for people with disabilities are, in reality, not about giving preference to such people. They are to enable those of us … Continue reading Disney Disability Access Rules Don’t Break Law, Court Rules

Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?

For the disabled, particularly anyone in a wheelchair, gaining access to buildings and all their facilities can still be more than a little difficult in the UK. The situation in other countries may be similar but, from what I have seen, Britain seems to be lagging behind other westernised countries. True, we have the Equality … Continue reading Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?