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Airlines and airports are being threatened with prosecution unless they provide disabled passengers with assistance.
On Monday, the Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2014 came into effect, giving the Civil Aviation Authority the power to ensure both airlines and airports comply with European regulations to provide special assistance to passengers with a disability or reduced mobility.Read more
The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous".
Chris King, from Doncaster, lost both his hands, apart from the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago.Read more
One of Britain’s biggest stars from the London 2012 Paralympics has said she is “scared” that she will lose her independence when she is reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit.
Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft has yet to be assessed for personal independence payment (PIP), which was launched by the government the year after London 2012 with the aim of cutting spending on working-age disability living allowance (DLA) by 20 per cent.Read more
In 2017 the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be examining the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).Read more