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‘Call for Evidence’ launched to help make voting more accessible

The UK Government is gathering public opinion to find out how accessible the country’s electoral system is for persons with disabilities. The Call for Evidence was launched online by the Cabinet Office to collectinformation about direct experiences of voters with disabilities inelections. The document claims that responses will “help identify if currentmechanisms to support disabled […]

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Consumer voices

A consumer reviews website focusing on products toassist independent living will be launched in spring next year by nationalresearch charity Rica, with reviews written by disabled consumers. The newsite, named Rate it!, is being funded by the Disability Research onIndependent Living and Learning (DRILL) programme, and will be shaped byresponses to a recent Rica survey, […]

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How to buy a hamburger without losing your self-esteem

By Mel Poluck. When the CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind)opened its community hub last summer in Yonge St., Toronto, it set itsambitions high. “We moved in, sat down and thought ‘how can we make this neighbourhoodthe most accessible in Canada?’” says CNIB’s Kat Clarke, SpecialistLead (Toronto), Advocacy and Government Relations (Ontario). […]

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