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# accessibility - Sunday 17 May, 2020

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

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

# accessibility - Friday 7 February, 2020

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

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

# accessibility - Thursday 6 February, 2020

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

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

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

# accessibility - Monday 25 November, 2019

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

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

# accessibility - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users Off The Rails This post contains videos

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

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

# accessibility - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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

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

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

# accessibility - Sunday 7 July, 2019

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

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

# accessibility - Monday 15 October, 2018

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

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

# accessibility - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge This is why Sinead Burke and others are adding image descriptions to their Instagram posts Insta For All

# accessibility - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

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

# accessibility - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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

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

# accessibility - Friday 26 January, 2018

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

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

# accessibility - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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

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

# accessibility - Friday 22 July, 2016

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

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

# accessibility - Sunday 8 May, 2016

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

And it’s easy to forget about.

# accessibility - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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

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

# accessibility - Sunday 20 December, 2015

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

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

# accessibility - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

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

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

# accessibility - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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

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

# accessibility - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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

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

# accessibility - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Is Twitter moving to a Facebook-style feed?

Say it ain’t so.

# accessibility - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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

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

# accessibility - Sunday 25 August, 2013

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

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

# accessibility - Monday 22 April, 2013

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

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.

# accessibility - Monday 11 March, 2013

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user

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

# accessibility - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

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