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Disabled people 'only an afterthought', Lords report says

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Disabled people 'only an afterthought', Lords report says

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24 March 2016 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35888260" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Disabled people are only an "afterthought" for the government, a House of Lords report has said.Laws designed to outlaw discrimination in Britain "simply aren't working in practice", the peers said.The report highlighted taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs and wheelchair-using sports fans being forced to sit with opposing fans.

The committee examined the impact of the Equality Act 2010, which brought together reforms over the last 40 years and applies in England, Wales and Scotland. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 still applies in Northern Ireland but has been updated."

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Report of Session 2015-16 - published 24 March 2016 - HL Paper 117

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Re: Disabled people 'only an afterthought', Lords report say

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This is one of the things that has struck me (and one of a very small number of negatives) since leaving London and moving to Glasgow. I've always noted the little accessibility improvements that were constantly being made in London, and coming here feels like I've travelled back about 20 years. Stations are rarely accessible by anything other than a flight of stairs, doors are frequently far too narrow and plenty of stupid designs persist (A well-known sports clothing shop in central Glasgow, where the lift is only accessible via a flight of stairs springs to mind).

Makes me very appreciative that I'm in relatively good working order and very irritated on behalf of others.
We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we still have to make a study of 'and.'
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