This unmoderated group will be a forum for discussion of all
disability related items in the UK. There are a number of very
popular and high volume groups in the main series, with many UK
members. However, the UK communication and local interests are
overwhelmed by the volume of North American traffic. Because of the
high traffic, people tend to focus on their own specific disability
A UK wide general disability group would complement the main groups
by allowing discussion of topics of local interest by disabled
people and their friends and carers. In
particular, such matters as medical insurance, health care, events,
social services requirements, benefits policy, and other localised
topics wold be better discussed by UK
members in a local newsgroup with common interests even if
different disabilities are involved.
Unsolicited commercial advertising is not welcomed on
uk.people.disability. Sensible answers to queries about products or
services are permitted provided that detailed product description,
price, and place to enquire about the product are not all included.
The whole point of the newsgroup is the provision of
information and postings made in the spirit of this objective will
Posters are asked not to post binary files e.g. pictures and
executable files i.e. programs. People wanting to make such files
available to others should post a message offering them by e-mail.
uk.people.disability Discussion of disability related topics in the UK