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My experiences of using taxis and minicabs: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Extra Costs Commission, a year-long independent inquiry into the extra costs faced by disabled people, found that disabled people may often experience a number of challenges when using taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs), including overcharging, poor attitudes from drivers and an overall lack of accessible vehicles. 551 more words

Real Life Stories

61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

This is so true, my own experience is in respect of my adult daughter in Sheffield where we have found that some black hackney cabs, while proporting to be accessible are not. This is due to door widths not sufficient for some wheelchairs, the height of access as sometimes my daughter as had to tilt her head to oneside to gain access. Even when access is obtained safe clamping of wheelchairs is not possible in that they can only be clamped in a side way position, thereby creating unstabability. To be clamped safely you need to be able to face forwards or backwards. When all is OK the fare is usually 1 plus half of the normal fare. We now have to rely on Community Transport where we have to book a week in advance and there are time restictions, only Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm and only 2 journeys per week.

MAINTENANCE: Emerald Insight to undergo maintenance Tuesday March 22

We have received notification that Emerald Insight, one of our providers of numerous e-journals will be undergoing essential maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday March 22. This work will impact upon some of the functionality on their site, but you should still be able to gain access in “read only” mode. 171 more words


Primo at risk between 9am and 11am on Wednesday 13 January

Tomorrow library staff will be carrying out vital maintenance to Primo, the Library’s resource discovery tool, as essential updates are installed.

This will take place between… 89 more words


Digitool may be briefly unavailable on morning of Monday 21 December

Digitool, the University’s system for storing and presenting a range of digital materials, may be undergoing essential maintenance on the morning of Monday 21 December… 78 more words


Piecing Together the Password

You go to log into one of the million websites in which you need a password, and upon demand, you must contrive a password the is long as the Great Wall of China, as complex as Pan’s Labyrinth, as complicated as calculus, as unique as an individual’s voice. 154 more words


MAINTENANCE: Primo at risk on morning of December 1st

Tomorrow library staff will be carrying out vital maintenance to Primo, the Library’s resource discovery tool, as essential updates are installed.┬áThis maintenance work may also impact upon the Library Catalogue and DigiTool. 78 more words


Web of Science - access may be disrupted Sunday October 18 due to maintenance by supplier

Thomson Reuters, the publishers of the Web of Science database, have announced that they will be carrying out routine maintenance to their authentification system this Sunday, October 18. 32 more words