Disability news round up: the Hardest Hit and deaf woman hears
Last weekend protests took place around the country, organised by the UK Disabled People's Council and the Disability Benefits Consortium. The Hardest Hit events were held in cities including London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester one year after the Government's comprehensive spending review.
Organisers expected thousands to take part in the rallys against proposed cuts to disability benefits and said many more would do so if they were physically able.
After the protests, blogger Kaliya Franklin, created a video blog describing "what it costs" for disabled people to attend such events.
Elsewhere in the news:
Gene therapy: new hopes to halt blindness (BBC News)
Immune system defect may cause ME (BBC News)
Giving young learning disabled people a break (The Guardian)
Deaf woman hears her voice for the first time (Telegraph.co.uk)