Who hid the steps?

The new fountain in Wolverhampton City Centre could well be a source for civic pride, – we love the different water spurts, and the colour changes – but it’s a huge disappointment that the access is so bad – the steps have no handrails, no...

Disabled people’s rights: To boldly go….

…where everyone has gone before. You might recognise the slogan as a variation on Star Trek’s “To Boldly go where no one has gone before”. It used to be “To boldly go where no man has gone before”, but it was recognised that...

City Show – good in places!

Did you have fun at the city show – we did! The day was helped by Shop Mobility being there, so it was easy to hire a scooter and zip around. But if you were in a manual wheelchair it was a bit difficult to get into the tents because the grass was muddy and...

What does Parliament mean by equality?

What  is the likelihood that Parliament is truly commited to equality for disabled people? Even in prison, disabled people are treated worse than other prisoners, and denied basic human rights. An independent prisons inspection team has gone twice to Parkhurst prison...

Bins make access rubbish

Why should it be that bin day in an area is a no-go day for many disabled people? For many people with mobility or visual impairments, it is difficult to impossible to get around on bin day. Pavements are blocked, dropped kerbs are blocked and anyone using sticks or a...
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