News round-up, week ending 10 May

News round-up, week ending 10 May

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week.

  • Leading figures from a Cornish town have defended their fellow-residents after they elected a former local councillor who suggested disabled children should be “put down” to save money.
  • Disabled activists have raised concerns about the accessibility of the UK’s visa system, after a prominent anti-nuclear campaigner – who has no arms – was denied permission to visit Scotland because he failed to provide fingerprints for his application form.
  • A new database that should make it easier for disabled and older people who want to use their mobility scooters on public transport is “a step in the right direction”, according to a leading user-led organisation.

For links to the full stories, please visit Disability News Service.

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 15 years.

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