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What to do if you don’t receive assistance on a train journey

What to do if you don’t receive assistance on a train journey

Rail companies are required by the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments for Disabled people to ensure they can use their services as everybody else. This includes assistance to get on and off the train, to find your way around the station, to buy or collect...
Improve your wheelchair skills and get more out of life

Improve your wheelchair skills and get more out of life

Learning how to use a wheelchair properly is an important part of the rehabilitation process after a serious injury in that helps to give a certain measure of independence and freedom. To an outsider it looks easy – just sit in it and wheel it – right? Wrong –...
Wheelchairs and a spinal cord injury

Wheelchairs and a spinal cord injury

We recently came across some research from the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada on the factors that spinal cord injury patients need to consider when choosing and using a wheelchair. Firstly, looking at how you should choose a...
New bill proposed to make air travel for disabled easier

New bill proposed to make air travel for disabled easier

Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, recently proposed a new bill in parliament to make air travel for disabled people easier. This would cover: The establishment of requirements about parking at airports for people with disabilities Requiring airports and...
Outdated technology causes pain and problems for wheelchair users

Outdated technology causes pain and problems for wheelchair users

90% of wheelchair users experience pain from their mobility devices An international study for the Toyota Mobility Foundation has found that 90% of wheelchair users in the UK, USA, Japan, Brazil and India experience pain from their mobility device. The research, which...