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  • Debbie's Rambling is Accessible

    Debbie's Rambling is Accessible

    Disabled rambler Debbie North, who was recently interviewed by Clare Balding for her Radio Four programme Ramblings,will be seeing the sights near Sheffield this summer as she leads an accessible and wheelchair-friendly adventure in the Peak District. Debbie, who lives in Cumbria was a keen hill walker until a spinal condition meant she now has to use a wheelchair. She is now passionate about making the countryside accessible.

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  • Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Congratulations to our very own advocate and Sheffield campaigner, Anne Everson ,who has spoken of her success in ensuring more of the city’s polling stations are accessible to disabled people. Anne started her campaign three years. Due to her efforts and just before the elections took place this week Walkley Library polling station was moved to Ebenezer Methodist Church and the Hallamshire Tiles polling station was moved to Crookesmoor Lifelong Learning Centre.

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  • Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    There should be no barriers to voting for disabled people. Everyone should have the right to vote on their own and in secret. You have the right to support if you would like to vote. In their new report ‘Elections for Everyone’ the Electoral Commission is calling on the UK governments, political parties and those who run elections to make voting more accessible. At Disability Sheffield we’re concerned that some polling stations in Sheffield are not accessible.

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  • The Census is Coming.

    The Census is Coming.

    The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It provides a snapshot of all the people and households in Britain – the most detailed information we have about our society – on one particular day. Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. It’s important you complete your questionnaire and lots of support is available should you need it.

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  • Access at Sheffield Mass Vaccination Site

    Access at Sheffield Mass Vaccination Site

    If you are invited for vaccination you will now have the option to use the mass vaccination site at Sheffield Arena. You must have an appointment to attend. Read the full article to find out more about the various aspects of accessibility considered at this vaccination site.

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  • Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Has your town or city centre been changed due to the coronavirus crisis and has this limited or affected your ability to access shops or services in any way? Activist group Disabled People Against Cuts is compiling a dossier that they hope to present to local authorities to encourage them to not make alterations that adversely affect disabled people.

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  • Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Pavement parking often presents major challenges for disabled people, especially for people with visual impairments , wheelchair users and people who use mobility aids, leading to calls to make it illegal. After years of campaigning the Government has set up a consultation on whether pavement parking should be banned and local authorities given more powers to challenge those who do so.The consultation closes on 22 November 2020.

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  • NHS Communication Methods Should Support Disabled People

    NHS Communication Methods Should Support Disabled People

    New research by Healthwatch England has found that some patients receiving remote consultations found them to be inaccessible. It suggests that there should be no blanket roll out of video conferencing and urged the NHS “to use the right blend of communication for specific patients, blending text, phone, email, video and in-person.”

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  • Concerns over Lockdown Easing whilst Access Barriers Remain

    Concerns over Lockdown Easing whilst Access Barriers Remain

    In her Huffington Post article “Lockdown Might Be Easing But Not For Disabled People Like Me”, visually impaired writer and activist Dr Amy Kavanagh expresses her concern that the new much-used label of “vulnerable” is obscuring the real societal barriers that will make exiting lockdown impossible for disabled people.

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  • Deaf And Blind People's Anger At Lack Of Access

    Deaf And Blind People's Anger At Lack Of Access

    People from blind and deaf communities say they have been left feeling isolated, scared and at risk due to a lack of access to vital information during the coronavirus crisis. A group of charities have told the Government they’re concerned over the way the particular needs of disabled people are not being taken into consideration in official communications.

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