The ladies of our Access Group, say that ladies like to have evening out, where do they go?
What about wheelchair users and people who need the assistance of a carer?
We need more accessible loos!
We need more loos in the day time too.
NDC figures show a large number of people with a continence disabilty may benefit under the DDA , see below.
Our Health Authority says that the figure is near 4% of the population
Probably more people with continence disabilties than there are wheelchair users!
How and when do they take action?
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Who Benefits ?
Groups benefiting from improved access
The table below shows the number of those people who experience the functional problems listed in paragraph 4 of Schedule I to the Act:
Type of disability Number
Lifting and carrying 7m
Physical co-ordination 5.6m
Learning and understanding 3.9m
Seeing and hearing 2.5m
Manual Dexterity 2.3m
Perceptions of risk 0.7m
Source: The Disability Discrimination Act: Analysis of Data from an Omnibus Survey;
In-house report 30, Grahame Whitfield, DSS, 1997
Although not shown in the above table, people who have or have had clinically recognised Mental illnesses are included under the Act