Tag Archives: Disability

Disability Access to all Railway Stations by 2030?


On Wednesday in the House of Commons two MPs participated in a meaningful debate on the theme of access by disabled people to railways stations. The debate covered far too many words to include in this piece but there are … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of …..


The idea that each day begins the rest of our lives is always easier to say than to apply to our behaviour. If that is the case on a personal level, imagine how hard it must be on a national … Continue reading

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Disability Pride


The vital role that Pride plays in our annual calendar and the size of the crowds it attracts means that inevitably some who attend or some of the people running premises on one of the busiest weekends of the year … Continue reading

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Will Network Rail come good?


This morning there is an article in the Guardian which suggests that Network rail will come good on many years of unmet challenges for their disabled passengers, whilst their budget is being cut in the areas concerned. So assuming that … Continue reading

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Travelling, but not in style


Last week I got caught up in the travel chaos on the Brighton Mainline due to a signaling failure in Purley, it led to the journey to Victoria taking three-hours. When I arrived at my destination where I was due to give a talk on … Continue reading

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Best education for all pupils


A question in the House of Commons on Thursday raised the issue of how our Trainee Teachers are prepared to educate pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The question was answered by Nick Gibb (Minister for Schools and MP for Bognor Regis and … Continue reading

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Why its important to use the microphone


At a recent public meeting I attended, one of the speakers politely asked if it was ok if they did not use the microphone, assuming that their voice would carry adequately to the back of the room. This was not … Continue reading

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