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Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year
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Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year

Mar 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 13,190 Views 17 Comments

Disability activists have in recent years highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time.

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations
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Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

May 17th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,716 Views 36 Comments

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years
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Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years

Feb 7th 2020, 12:06 PM 8,868 Views 31 Comments

Disability activists have recently highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time,

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport From TheJournal.ie

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 8,930 Views 5 Comments

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
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Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,604 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users
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Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users

Sep 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,575 Views 9 Comments

Recent issues with lifts not working have left many wheelchair users unable to access certain stations.

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
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'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,641 Views 43 Comments

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
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'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

Aug 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,203 Views 49 Comments

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors
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Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,462 Views 24 Comments

The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.

Parking Mad: Filmmaker Paddy Slattery on attempting to access accessible parking
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Parking Mad: Filmmaker Paddy Slattery on attempting to access accessible parking

Oct 15th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,809 Views 39 Comments

Filmmaker and wheelchair user Paddy Slattery appeals to drivers to think before blocking accessible parking spaces.

This is why Sinead Burke and others are adding image descriptions to their Instagram posts
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This is why Sinead Burke and others are adding image descriptions to their Instagram posts

Sep 25th 2018, 8:49 AM 8,288 Views 1 Comment

Let’s keep it accessible, people.

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
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'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 34,413 Views 107 Comments

The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.

Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'
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Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:30 PM 1,234 Views 40 Comments

This is an issue that wheelchair users face on a daily basis, writes Linda Byrne.

New system on the Dart to slash the notice needed for wheelchair users to access service
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New system on the Dart to slash the notice needed for wheelchair users to access service

Jan 26th 2018, 10:46 PM 17,380 Views 25 Comments

Campaigners had long called for a change to the system of giving 24 hours’ notice.

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths
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'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

Jun 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,767 Views 95 Comments

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button
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There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button

Jul 22nd 2016, 5:00 PM 25,241 Views 26 Comments

Handy if your phone takes ages to wake up when you’re finishing a call.

Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand
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Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand

May 8th 2016, 11:00 AM 31,641 Views 12 Comments

And it’s easy to forget about.

Soon you'll be able to control your Android phone without using your fingers
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Soon you'll be able to control your Android phone without using your fingers

Apr 12th 2016, 10:00 AM 11,234 Views 17 Comments

Google has quietly rolled out the beta version of its Voice Access app, allowing you to navigate using speech.

Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need
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Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need

Dec 20th 2015, 11:15 AM 23,831 Views 7 Comments

If you worry about someone going through your phone when they only need it for one task, activating this will help.

Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys
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Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys

Dec 2nd 2015, 12:02 PM 11,680 Views 5 Comments

It’s handy if you find or someone else finds it difficult to hit combination keys like Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

There's a hidden 'low light' mode buried deep in your iPhone's settings
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There's a hidden 'low light' mode buried deep in your iPhone's settings

May 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 65,315 Views 29 Comments

And it’s easy to activate (once you know how).

How this Lego-like electronics system allows anyone to build DIY hardware
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How this Lego-like electronics system allows anyone to build DIY hardware

Nov 8th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,673 Views 7 Comments

littleBits allows both kids and adults to build their own DIY devices and prototypes using electronic blocks.

Is Twitter moving to a Facebook-style feed?
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Is Twitter moving to a Facebook-style feed?

Sep 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,290 Views 8 Comments

Say it ain’t so.

Midleton is a 'model town' for accessibility according to the EU
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Midleton is a 'model town' for accessibility according to the EU

Oct 19th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,311 Views 24 Comments

The town has received EU accreditation for accessibility after improving facilities and infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport services.

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)
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The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Aug 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,473 Views 14 Comments

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down
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Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 1,516 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Cluskey suffered an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down at the tender age of 18. Eleven years on, he explains how he learned to adapt to a new way of life and set up his own business.

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user
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Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user

Mar 11th 2013, 8:47 AM 40,287 Views 86 Comments

Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis
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€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

Jun 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,388 Views 2 Comments

Irish Wheelchair Association believes that, even with grant aid, VAT and VRT on accessible taxis and cabs are “prohibitively” high.