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How well is the UK Government upholding disabled people's rights?

In 2017 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will conduct its first examination of the UK, looking at the steps it has taken to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. The Committee, the majority of whom are disabled people, is a body of experts, nominated and elected by governments. Disability Wales has been funded to report on the experiences of disabled people in Wales, and is holding three events where you can give your views.

Details of the events are as follows:

For more information and to book a place, visit the Disability Wales website. Places are limited, so please book early if you are interested.

How Accessible is Access to Work in Wales?

A report has been published by RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind highlighting disabled peoples' experiences of the Access to Work service.

This report, gathered from service users' views, reveals considerable shortcomings with the service since it underwent changes. The report gives recommendations for actions to be taken to make improvements. It's available for download from here in PDF format and here in Word format. A press release is available at the RNIB site.

This report has fed into a UK-wide report due to be published soon.

Roundup out now - Your retail experiences

The latest edition of Roundup is coming off the press and is online here. This edition looks at retail outlets on the high street and online.

You can also listen to Roundup by going to our Soundcloud page.

To read past editions of the magazine, visit our Roundup page.

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