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Thursday, 20 April, 2000, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Disability in depth
BBC News Online looks at some of the issues connected to disabled access to health, social services and education.

Disability and the internet
Disabled people are using the internet in greater and greater numbers. Some say that, for people with mild autism, it is as significant as sign language for the deaf.

Disability and society
Discrimination against people with learning difficulties is still common, despite greater awareness of disability issues as a result of high-profile public campaigns. They have also suffered as a result of cutbacks in council budgets.

Disability and health
Autism has hit the headlines over a study claiming a link with the mumps, the German measles and measles vaccine. Experts say the link is not proven. BBC News Online looks at this and other health stories on autism.

Disability and education
Standards in special schools for the disabled are rising, according to government reports. Parents are also taking matters into their own hands and pushing for improvements.


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