Is enough being done to end disability discrimination?
It's 40 years since the first Disability Act was passed, giving rights to disabled people for the first time. But has enough been done?
The legislation encapsulated ideas such as help at home, the right to proper assessment of needs and crucially making it the responsibility of local councils to make the environment accessible to disabled people.
However, a new BBC survey has revealed that although 90% of those polled believed government should provide funds to make the workplace accessible for the disabled, 40% thought that people with disabilities turned down jobs, even when they were physically able to do them.
Do disability services need to be improved? Is disability discrimination still a problem? Do you have a personal experience to share?
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