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Internet’s shock disability figures

DISABLED people are less likely to have used the internet than non-disabled people in every age group, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics.

Only four in ten disabled people use the Internet

ONLY four in ten of disabled people use the internet – and the majority of websites continue to fail to meet the legal minimum standards of accessibility.

Government back down over students allowances

THE Government has backed down over its plans to cut Disabled Students' Allowances. The decision has put a big smile on Zanna Messenger-Jones, 17, who hopes to start university in September.

Disabled students get green light for judicial review

LAWYERS have been given the green light to launch a legal challenge on behalf of disabled students who feel ‘ignored’ due to the Government’s failure to consult on proposed restrictions to grants which could prevent many others from accessing higher education.

Disabled students take on Government over grants cuts

DISABLED students are taking on the Government over proposals that will restrict grants that pay for essential equipment and support which helps people with disabilities to attend university.

£10,500 for YOUR invention that helps disabled people

AN INVENTION that allows those living with a disability to overcome a day-to-day problem is being sought in the Design for Life competition.

All aboard this accessible bus competition

TRANSPORT Minister Baroness Susan Kramer is calling on schools and colleges to get behind a new competition to help bus commuters who are blind or deaf.

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