nwlinks + disability   78

Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants
At last, UK Govt retreating in its war on disabled.
disability  ukpolitics 
october 2016 by nwlinks
Paralympics hopeful Carly Tait: ‘My lifeline is being taken away’
Britain's war on its own disabled citizens continues, despite Duncan-Smith's departure.
ukpolitics  disability 
april 2016 by nwlinks
Cuts to employment and support allowance 'considered'
"Helping" the sick and poor by giving them less money?
ukpolitics  disability 
october 2014 by nwlinks
Heart-attack victim in cash-axe shock
Man has heart attack during health test, is fined for not completing it.
ukpolitics  disability 
january 2014 by nwlinks
Disabled people win living fund case against government
A rare defeat for the UK government in its war on the disabled.
ukpolitics  disability 
november 2013 by nwlinks
Spain's Down Syndrome councillor makes history
...though many with her condition barred from voting.
disability 
july 2013 by nwlinks
Atos Slated by DWP...
Why the fall of ATOS is not automatically a good thing...
ukpolitics  disability 
july 2013 by nwlinks
UK govt "taking action to improve the Work Capability Assessment"
Struggling to pass the buck, on a good day to bury bad news.
ukpolitics  disability 
july 2013 by nwlinks
Disagree With An Atos Decision? Then Starve Says DWP
The UK government decide that severely sick and disabled people will have no benefits at all if they appeal their assessments.
ukpolitics  disability 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Tartaglia attacks 'injustice' of Coalition benefit reform
News flash: Catholic Archbishop makes compassionate and sensible statement!
ukpolitics  disability 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Woman was incorrectly assessed as fit to work - twice
More news from the UK government's war on the disabled.
ukpolitics  disability 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Government spends £37m fighting benefit cut appeals
Might it not be cheaper just to give people the money?
ukpolitics  disability 
may 2013 by nwlinks
Two win sickness benefit test legal challenge
"Work Capability Assessment puts people with mental illness, autism and learning difficulties at a substantial disadvantage." But the UK government defends its position in the war on the disabled.
ukpolitics  disability 
may 2013 by nwlinks
Disability benefit assessments 'unfair', says ex-worker
An Atos whistleblower's tale of the war on the disabled.
ukpolitics  disability 
may 2013 by nwlinks
Handless Kazakhstan Man Denied British Visa for Lack of Fingerprints
Taking the British government's war on the disabled to a new front.
ukpolitics  disability 
may 2013 by nwlinks
This disability ruling reveals new depths of political dishonesty
"an inaccessible courtroom, so the people who brought the action couldn't get into the room to hear the verdict."
ukpolitics  disability 
april 2013 by nwlinks
DWP Services and benefits online
"designed to work with the following operating systems and browsers. Many of these are no longer available."
ukpolitics  disability 
april 2013 by nwlinks
Atos apologises to long-term sick wrongly assessed as fit for work
Rather a non-apology, if you ask me. "If we get something wrong then I'm very happy to say sorry."
ukpolitics  disability 
april 2013 by nwlinks
Notes from an unemployable person
More reports from the front line of the war between the UK govt and the disabled.
ukpolitics  disability 
february 2013 by nwlinks
ATOS declare Richard III fit for work
"The dead monarch, Richard Plantagenet, was called for a reassessment of his fitness for work by ATOS – which carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - after it was discovered the deposed King had spent years lying in a Leicester City Council car park doing absolutely nothing."
ukpolitics  death  funny  disability 
february 2013 by nwlinks
On Being, Or Not Being, Adam Lanza’s Mother
A third-party defence of the piece I linked to above.
Disability 
december 2012 by nwlinks
You are not a scrounger: a letter to a disabled reader
What to say to someone driven to consider suicide by the British government's policies.
ukpolitics  Disability 
december 2012 by nwlinks
Despite Bob Dole’s Wish, Republicans Reject Disabilities Treaty
Harry Reid: “It is a sad day when we cannot pass a treaty that simply brings the world up to the American standard for protecting people with disabilities because the Republican Party is in thrall to extremists and ideologues."
disability  uspolitics  ushealth 
december 2012 by nwlinks
Why Doctor Who isn’t just for kids
Said to Tom Baker: "I’m such a big fan of your work that I’ve just named my baby son after you… but my wife can’t stand you!”
disability  doctorwho 
august 2012 by nwlinks
To the woman who accosted me on my way to the para transit van tonight. « Ballastexistenz
What it feels like if you treat someone like a child just because they cannot talk.
disability 
may 2012 by nwlinks
The man who saves Stephen Hawking's voice - opinion - 30 December 2011 - New Scientist
"the most interesting thing in my office is a little grey box, which contains the only copy we have of Stephen's hardware voice synthesiser. The card inside dates back to the 1980s and this particular one contains Stephen's voice. There's a processor on it which has a unique program that turns text into speech that sounds like Stephen's, and we have only two of these cards. The company that made them went bankrupt and nobody knows how it works any more."
disability  science 
january 2012 by nwlinks
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Tom Shakespeare on the nonsense poet and landscape artist who also had epilepsy.
life  disability 
november 2011 by nwlinks
Blind ten-year-old becomes European Parliament's youngest interpreter | Metro.co.uk
The headline slightly exaggerates - she was basically doing work experience with her MEP. And I'm aware of at least one professional interpreter at the European Parliament with a serious visual impairment - an Irish bloke who sometimes gets the same train as me - and would not be surprised if there are many others. But in any case it's a nice story.
eu  disability 
april 2011 by nwlinks

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