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'The right trousers': Wallace and Gromit inspire artificial muscle clothing

Smart trousers with artificial muscles have the potential to improve the lives of people with mobility problems, say researchers.

Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling organisers threaten to SUE Leicester arena for cancelling event

The organisers of a dwarf wrestling show are threatening to sue a Leicester venue for discrimination after the event was cancelled.

Anger over government’s ‘pathetic’ election access report

The government’s response to a consultation on how to make voting more accessible to disabled people has sparked anger among disabled campaigners, after it failed to offer a single new measure to improve access.

'Black hole' in youth mental health support

Three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support, according to a report by charity YoungMinds.

Minister snubs DPOs – and ‘breaches UN convention’ – by refusing meeting

The minister for disabled people is refusing to meet a coalition of disabled people’s organisations, in an apparent breach of the UN disability convention.

Autism dogs: Call for regulation as demand quadruples

Charities training support dogs for children with autism are calling for more regulation after figures revealed a quadrupling in requests for help.

Scientists 3D-print a 'bionic eye' that could soon let blind people see again

It’s a staple feature in many science fiction blockbusters, and now scientists have developed a fully 3D printed bionic eye for the first time.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK have self-harmed, report finds

Children’s Society analysis suggests tens of thousands hurting themselves on purpose

Disability Pride events ‘allow disabled people to celebrate who they are’

Organisers of some of the growing number of Disability Pride events being held across the country have explained why they are so important to disabled people.

DWP repeatedly breaches FoI laws ‘in bid to hide secret jobcentre reports’

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has repeatedly breached freedom of information laws in an apparent attempt to prevent the release of secret reports written by disabled people recruited to work within its jobcentres.