Theme Park discrimination, accessibility and Paralympics, all in one DysNet post!
DysNet's this week been on top of an important issue that is becoming more apparent as the days go by: cases of people who have a limb deficiency being banned from theme park rides. At the top of our story round up this week are the stories we've put out as well as an interesting development of two US amputees suing a theme park for discrimination over the issue.
We're following up cases of apparent discrimination so if this has happened to you or someone you know, get in touch.
Aside from this, there are lots of other stories of interest this week, check them out below!
- DysNet: Our news release: Theme Parks called on to clarify accessibility policy for people with limb differences
- DysNet: DysNet Theme Park Press Release - French Translation: Les parcs d'attraction sont appelés à clarifier leurs conditions d'accessibilité pour les personnes atteintes de malformation des membres
- Don't Hide it, Flaunt it: Reach UK member: Our daughter was banned from Disney Ride-but to us she's not disabled Thanks to Meg Zucker for covering this story from EDRIC member organisation, Reach.
- HuffPost: Universal Studios Sued For Barring Amputees From Coaster
- Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology: Assessing the prosthetic needs of farmers and ranchers with amputations
- The UK LimbLoss Info Cntre: May be of use if you find Keyboards and other devices hard to handle
- RareConnect's DysNet Forum: DysNet's launch video now subtitled in 5 languages: Here's the Spanish
- Able Magazine: Inaccessibility pushes disabled people further on to the edges
- HR Review: Amputee crane driver wins over £38K for disability discrimination
- Belfast Telegraph: Irish Thalidomide survivors head for courts for a better compensation deal from the state
- Born Just Right: Getting into the right mindset: Jordan goes to Camp Invention DysNet LOVES this blog!
- Living One Handed blog: How to Open A Pack Of Sports Cards With One Hand
- Birth Abnormalities of the Hand blog: Recurrent Radial Longitudinal Deficiency
- PressTV: 7000 disabled Britons lose support
- Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes blog: "The stairway to heaven will soon have a ramp"
- New York Times: 2012 London Olympics: Will Technology Solve Track's Debate Over Amputees?
- Guardian: Oscar Pistorius doesn't aim to just take part. Most disabled people do
- Mid Sussex Times: 'No limbs? No Limits!' says Olympic torchbearer Lorraine
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