Disability news round up: mobile accessibility and action on 'hate crimes'
In a special Smart Accessibility feature in The Guardian this week there were several stories about how mobile phones are becoming more accessible to everyone, particularly people with disabilities.
Articles included mobile accessibility: setting the standard,smartphone technology as an accessibility platform, and how accessibility is vitally important for people with disabilities and older mobile users.
Elsewhere in the news:
Jimmy Carr blasted for 'sick' Down's syndrome joke (The Mail Online)
Disabled 'suicidal' over Welfare Reform Bill (BBC News)
Home care services to be inspected under new programme (The Guardian)
Legal aid cuts hitting the vulnerable (The Guardian)
Mental health services 'often inhumane' (The Guardian)
Disabled singers barred from karaoke night (The Mirror)
Disabled 'to lose out in Osborne's cuts on benefits (The London Evening Standard)
Cuts are pushing mental health services to the edge, says study (The Independent)