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  • Bus Access For Wheelchair Users Update

    Bus Access For Wheelchair Users Update

    Although the final Supreme Court ruling fell short of making it a legal requirement for bus companies to compel non-wheelchair passengers to move from the space, the Government has now said it aims to implement new measures including clearer signs saying wheelchair users have priority and powers for drivers to eject passengers who refuse to move.

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  • 'Not Equal' Deaf Access Workshop

    'Not Equal' Deaf Access Workshop

    Healthwatch Sheffield is hosting a workshop with Citizen’s Advice Deaf Advice Team and Disability Sheffield, where commissioners and providers of Health and Social Care can share their responses to the recommendations of our ‘Not Equal’ Report. The workshop will take place on Friday 23 March from 10am to 12noon at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.

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  • Blue Badge Consultation on Extending Eligibility

    Blue Badge Consultation on Extending Eligibility

    People with ‘invisible’ disabilities and non-physical disabilities could soon be eligible for blue badges, thanks to a planned change in government policies. The Blue Badge consultation is taking place until March 18th, if you wish to give your views.

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  • Not Equal: The experiences of Deaf people accessing Health and Social Care in Sheffield

    Not Equal: The experiences of Deaf people accessing Health and Social Care in Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with Citizens Advice Sheffield and Disability Sheffield has carried out an investigation into the experiences of Deaf people accessing health and social care services in the city.Deaf people’s needs are often disregarded when it comes to provision of health and social care in Sheffield, their new report – entitled Not Equal – has revealed.

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  • How to Create an Accessible Tourism Guide

    How to Create an Accessible Tourism Guide

    VisitScotland and VisitEngland have teamed up to encourage venues in the two countries to advertise their accessibility through creating their own access guides via a new website.

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  • Help the Home Office to Test their new Digital Service

    Help the Home Office to Test their new Digital Service

    The Home Office in Sheffield is looking for disabled people to trial a new digital service we have designed. We are offering £40 of shopping vouchers, per hour, as a way of saying thank you for your help.The trial will start from the end of November.

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  • Access Event at Sheffield Theatres

    Access Event at Sheffield Theatres

    Get to meet the team on a familiarisation tour on Friday 29 September in the Lyceum and Crucible Theatre accompanied by Audio Describers, BSL Interpreters and live captioning, plus tea and cake!

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  • Department for Transport Consultation

    Department for Transport Consultation

    The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for disabled people. The consultation will run until 15 November 2017.

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  • Chinley and Buxworth Transport Group Petition

    Chinley and Buxworth Transport Group Petition

    The group is asking for your support to sign their petition to the Department for Transport to make Chinley station a station with step-free access.

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  • Access Event

    Access Event

    Sheffield Theatres’ are holding an Access Event on Tuesday 27 June from 3.30pm until 5.00pm at the Crucible Theatre.

    Sheffield Theatres event for individuals and groups who use Audio Description, Captioning or Sign Language services to get to know the venues at Sheffield Theatres. They will be holding familiarisation tours in the Lyceum and Crucible accompanied by Audio Describers, BSL Interpreters and live captioning.

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