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What a great article, I love that they used some of my comments about what it's like being a disabled person trying to exist in the world!

Anyway, sign the relevant petition: change.org/MachCoopFrontDoor (And maybe share it if you know people in Wales?)

RT @CountyTimes@twitter.com

The Co-op store has come in for some heavy criticism from disabled campaigners.

countytimes.co.uk/news/2015198

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CountyTimes/status

Q abt disability and law (UK) 

It's good that the court is available when people deserve to be compensated for discrimination. But it doesn't actually have any effect on the ongoing or future access issues.

What can we actually do to make people install a legally-required wheelchair ramp?

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

So I only have two options:

1. Ask nicely if they would pretty please make these adjustments voluntarily? At least my local community might not hate me for it. They also probably won't do anything about it.

2. Take them to court for breaking the law. Turn myself into a target for hate crime in my local community, and become known as the jerk taking money from - maybe harming or even destroying - local businesses. Even then, they might not do anything about it?!

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

The law provides NO way to independently or anonymous address access issues. The ONLY way to enforce legal access requirements is to personally sue the business regarding a specific discrimination event, and demand financial compensation from them.

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

But I don't really want money. I don't want to make these businesses suffer. And this town is SMALL, everyone knows everyone. I don't want to have to make myself into a local villain just to improve accessibility.

I just want to be able to get into my lovely local indie shops!

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

I live in a small, old town, full of wonderful independent shops and small businesses. The vast majority of them have front steps or other barriers that prevent wheelchairs from even entering.

These would presumably be very clear-cut cases to win compensation in court.

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

UK people and users - has anyone ever had success taking a small/independent business to court for discrimination (e.g. no wheelchair access), and it actually resulted in them improving access?

I've been reading
this guide which brilliantly lays out the process of getting compensation from businesses who discriminate.

But what if you don't care about the money?

kingqueen.org.uk/dart-text-ver

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I chatted with Jane Perrone about tradescantias for her podcast On The Ledge 😁 The episode just came out today so you can listen here: janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/t, and there's a bonus section for subscribers on her patreon too!

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Please choose one:

yesterday I saw horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) flowers, somehow for the first time ever

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Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro

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Here's a petition to the @CoOpUK@twitter.com branch in in Wales, asking them to re-open their front door so that people with issues etc. can get in without having to go all the way round to the back door.

chng.it/N5byjkFC

good tiny flowers from my garden today 

Rabelera ?holostea / stitchwort,
Veronica serpyllifolia / thyme-leaved speedwell,
Oxalis corniculata / creeping woodsorrel,
Vicia hirsuta / hairy vetch.

I collected the stitchwort and speedwell and transplanted them here last year, the vetch is from seeds I collected last year, and the woodsorrel volunteered 🌱

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