Category: Disability Legal Action

Won: two cases against London Underground regarding info on lift closures

Today we won two cases against London Underground, over their failure to effectively promulgate information about lift closures and alternative step-free routes for disabled people. Westminster In October 2016, I attempted to get from Westminster to Kings Cross but was thwarted as both the lift at the main entrance and the alternative lift at Canon…

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No, Bns Williams, the Equality Act doesn’t work for me.

I have been made aware of Bns Williams’ positive mention in the Lords, of my enforcement of the Equality Act. There are good examples of disabled people enforcing the duty to make reasonable adjustments. Noble Lords will no doubt have heard of the case of Mr Paulley, who has successfully enforced the Act on many…

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West Yorkshire Police say: report bus drivers who refuse wheelchair users

I’ve got West Yorkshire Police to recognise that a bus driver who refuses a wheelchair user access to an empty wheelchair space on a bus is committing a crime and should face punishment. Disabled people, bus companies and drivers should all be made aware that such crimes should be reported to the Police. The Police…

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