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Policy paper: Disabled people’s rights: the UK’s 2019 report on select recommendations of the UN periodic review

Policy paper: Disabled people’s rights: the UK’s 2019 report on select recommendations of the UN periodic review

The UK's response to select concluding observations from the United Nations' first periodic review of the rights of disabled people and wider progress report.

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Seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

Seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking people to join the new Regional Stakeholder Network in 9 regional groups across England.

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Seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

Seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking people to join the new Regional Stakeholder Network in 9 regional groups across England.

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New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

Five new disability champions have been appointed by the government to ensure businesses are not forgetting about their disabled customers.

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New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

Five new disability champions have been appointed by the government to ensure businesses are not forgetting about their disabled customers.

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Seeking disability sector champions for 2019

Seeking disability sector champions for 2019

The Office for Disability Issues are seeking disability sector champions in 7 sectors.

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Seeking disability sector champions for 2019

Seeking disability sector champions for 2019

The Office for Disability Issues are seeking disability sector champions in 7 sectors.

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Guidance: Inclusive communication

Guidance: Inclusive communication

How to produce communications that include, accurately portray, and are accessible to disabled people.

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Office for Disability Issues announces its new regional stakeholder network

Office for Disability Issues announces its new regional stakeholder network

The regional stakeholder network will bring the views of disabled people and local disabled organisations across England closer to government.

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Disability champions set to open industry doors

Disability champions set to open industry doors

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) the government is announcing that it will be recruiting 6 new disability champions to help tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers.

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'Purple Tuesday' is the UK's first accessible shopping day

'Purple Tuesday' is the UK's first accessible shopping day

Today launches ‘Purple Tuesday’, the UK’s first accessible shopping day, organised by the disability organisation ‘Purple’.

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Disability Confident one year on: over 5,000 organisations now signed up

Disability Confident one year on: over 5,000 organisations now signed up

Today, 2 November 2017, marks the first anniversary of the launch of the revamped Disability Confident scheme.

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Disability Confident one year on: over 5,000 organisations now signed up

Disability Confident one year on: over 5,000 organisations now signed up

Today, 2 November 2017, marks the first anniversary of the launch of the revamped Disability Confident scheme.

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Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

In his new role, Professor Francis Davis will work to promote social enterprise and improve employment opportunities for disabled people.

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Business champions recruited to lead a ‘war on inaccessibility’

Business champions recruited to lead a ‘war on inaccessibility’

A new campaign to promote accessibility and inclusivity in UK shops and services has been launched today by the government.

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Seeking disability sector champions

Seeking disability sector champions

The Office for Disability Issues are seeking business people to champion accessibility of products and services for disabled people.

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Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

The Disability Action Alliance is developing a new strategy focusing on its long term sustainability and more collaborative working.

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Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

The Disability Action Alliance is developing a new strategy focusing on its long term sustainability and more collaborative working.

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Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its second anniversary

Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its second anniversary

The Minister for Disabled People celebrates work to change the way people learn about inclusive places and spaces.

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Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its second anniversary

Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its second anniversary

The Minister for Disabled People celebrates work to change the way people learn about inclusive places and spaces.

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Minister: MPs must help 'open doors' for disabled jobseekers

Minister: MPs must help 'open doors' for disabled jobseekers

The Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, calls on politicians to help more disabled jobseekers into work.

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Ministers highlight ‘inexcusable’ lack of disabled access at some sports clubs and venues

Ministers highlight ‘inexcusable’ lack of disabled access at some sports clubs and venues

Ministers have urged sports clubs and venues to step up their game on access for disabled fans, after the launch of a government report.

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Justin Tomlinson: the Built Environment Professional Education project (BEPE)

Justin Tomlinson: the Built Environment Professional Education project (BEPE)

The Minister for Disabled People welcomes the work the BEPE project is doing to embed inclusive design into the profession's education.

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Justin Tomlinson: the Built Environment Professional Education project (BEPE)

Justin Tomlinson: the Built Environment Professional Education project (BEPE)

The Minister for Disabled People welcomes the work the BEPE project is doing to embed inclusive design into the profession's education.

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Groups honoured for ‘life changing’ work at House of Commons ceremony

Groups honoured for ‘life changing’ work at House of Commons ceremony

Organisations that have helped transform the lives of disabled people have been recognised at an awards ceremony to promote accessibility.

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£100,000 boost for tech innovators seeking to improve disabled people’s lives

£100,000 boost for tech innovators seeking to improve disabled people’s lives

Ground-breaking ideas on the shortlist for the Inclusive Technology Prize.

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Accessible Britain Challenge Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Accessible Britain Challenge Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Disabled people across the UK are benefitting from the work of 12 organisations shortlisted for DWP's Accessible Britain Challenge Awards.

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Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its first anniversary

Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its first anniversary

The Minister of State for Disabled People celebrates work to change the way people learn about inclusive places and spaces.

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Bid to improve disabled access at sports stadiums

Bid to improve disabled access at sports stadiums

The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain.

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Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its first anniversary

Support for the Built Environment Professional Education project on its first anniversary

The Minister of State for Disabled People celebrates work to change the way people learn about inclusive places and spaces.

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High street could be boosted by £212 billion ‘purple pound’ by attracting disabled people and their families

High street could be boosted by £212 billion ‘purple pound’ by  attracting disabled people and their families

Thousands of high street businesses could be turning away the custom of 1 in 5 people by not attracting disabled people.

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