Monthly Archives: May 2014

Scope tackles some “awkward situations”

I was pleased to see one of Scope’s new adverts on TV yesterday, tackling the awkwardness that people still feel when interacting with someone in a wheelchair. This particular advert shows a gentleman bending down to greet someone in a … Continue reading

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Letter to David Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Making Great Barr great for Disabled People My name is Aideen Blackborough and I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth. Although I have some mobility, I use an electric wheelchair to get from A to B and … Continue reading

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Banging my head against brick walls

It’s now being three months since I wrote to the Minister for Disabled People, Mike Penning, about my campaign for better access in Great Barr. I had hoped that he would clarify who was responsible for enforcing the Equality Act … Continue reading

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