animals
Blind BBC Reporter Shows Off Digby, His Guide Horse

BBC journalist Mohammed Salim Patel, known to people in the north west as a face on its regional news output, has a quite amazing new friend. It's Digby, the guide horse. Read More >>

uber
Lawsuit: Over 99% of Uber’s NYC Cars Inaccessible to People With Disabilities

Getting rid of CEO Travis Kalanick has apparently not magically resolved all of ride-hailing giant Uber’s many, many problems, with the company now facing a lawsuit in New York over its near-total lack of cars accessible to people with wheelchairs. Read More >>

medicine
Failure to Bone Is Now a Disability, According to the World Health Organization

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” Read More >>

health
Disability Rights Group Outraged by ‘Spy-Like’ Job Coaches in GP Surgeries

A trial within one London council area that sees job coaches installed in family doctor surgeries is not going down well with disabled people, who say the concept is akin to spying -- and could lead to people with disabilities staying away from GPs out of the fear of having their entitlements challenged. Read More >>

lego
After 84 Years, Lego’s Made its First Wheelchair Figurine

Lego has finally yielded to public pressure to add a little more variety to its physical forms, showing, for the first time, an adult male minifig in a wheelchair. Read More >>

uncategorized
French Woman Gets Court to Agree She Has an Electromagnetic Radiation Allergy

People who claim to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity are enjoying a moment of international validation right now, thanks to a French court agreeing to grant disabled status to a woman who says she experiences discomfort when around modern things like routers, phones, computer displays and men with beards talking about Chvrches*. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s Eye Mouse Lets the Disabled Use Computers More Easily

Using a computer can be difficult or even impossible for some people with disabilities. Now, Samsung's eye-tracking technology allows people who would struggle to use a mouse to navigate their computer with relative ease. Read More >>

health
Scientist Hacks Together Eye-Tracker for £43

A pair of cheap webcams hacked together with some custom software can offer a similar level of motion-tracking as £20,000 pro systems, which one scientist says could revolutionise the lives of millions of disabled people. Read More >>