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    The AA and VisitEngland introduce new Visitor Ready and Modernised Schemes

    The AA, the UK’s leading hospitality assessment scheme provider, alongside VisitEngland, the national tourism agency, have today announced plans to futureproof the hospitality industry with a modernisation plan which simplifies the current quality standards and introduces the new and free Visitor Ready scheme. 

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    UK government launches new Disability Action Plan

    The government has launched a new Disability Action Plan which highlights the 32 steps to making the UK the most accessible place in the world for disabled people to live, work and thrive.

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    Take part in this survey on Inclusive Environments

    This questionnaire has been prepared by Adrian Tagg who is an Associate Professor in Building Surveying at the University of Reading and it seeks to understand the disability specific requirements for accessing goods, services and employment. It can be completed by a person who is disabled, or their carer The questionnaire is directed to obtain responses from the person who is disabled. It is quite a long survey but it is important to obtain the opinions of those with a physical or mental impairment.

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    UK courts join the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

    HM Courts and Tribunals Services have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network to help people visiting court and tribunal buildings who may need additional support. It’s estimated that around 80% of disabilities are hidden and the HMTC are committed to making it easier for anyone visiting their buildings to receive the support that they need.

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