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New charter to improve disabled passengers experience to be implemented

New charter to improve disabled passengers experience to be implemented

Activism, Society, Specials, Travel
A new charter might be adopted to improve disabled passengers flying experiences. The new proposition include the scrap of the £ 2,000 pay-outs limit to all passengers whose wheelchairs were damaged during flights and new training for airline staff such as cabin crews and baggage handlers. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has in fact recently revealed  that  more than half of the disabled passengers found travelling through airports difficult. See also: Motability boss bonus leads to backlash James Taylor, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs for Scope, a disability equality charity, told exclusively to The Voice of London: “It’s high time air travel is improved for disabled people after years of unacceptable difficulties." Passengers have been complaining on soci
Clubbing with a disability

Clubbing with a disability

News
People with disabilities often stay home in the weekends because they struggle to get into clubs. Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Shingirai Mupfupi For people with disabilities, it is a huge challenge to go out on weekends. Apart from having to face discrimination, assumptions caused by lack of information and problems of communication; they also have to deal with physical barriers. The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability? Sometimes, trying to go out with their friends is a terrible experience. George, 23, a wheelchair user told Voice of London: “It starts with finding a place which has accessibility, if the venue is ‘inclusive’, whether the toilets are accessible or even travelling there”. Umesh Raichada, the development officer at the Harrow As
The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability?

The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability?

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People with disabilities might be facing exclusion as London Underground night tube offers less than a third of the 24-hour stations with step-free access.  Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Shingirai Mupfupi For people with disabilities, it is a huge challenge to travel at night. Apart from having to face discrimination, assumptions caused by lack of information and problems of communication; they also have to deal with physical barriers. The night tube service was long-awaited by some Londoners. It put an end the need to leave early to catch a train, get an expensive taxi or have to commute for hours in buses. However, people with disabilities have not found it so useful. Currently, of 76 ‘night stations’, less than a third of them have step-free access. "No one imagines that on
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