The Equality Act and disabled people

House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disabilitycrowd-the-moor-sheffield

The Equality Act 2010: the impact on disabled people

Published: March 2016
Ranking: essential

In the committee’s words:

“The Equality Act 2010 is the legislative framework. We have been examining whether it adequately supports the fight against disability discrimination. Our conclusion is that much more needs to be done.”

The report highlights the view of many disabled people who felt it was better to attempt to deal with discrimination under a separate Disability Discrimination Act. It describes the issues disabled people face and why they come to this conclusion.

Some of the key built environment issues the y highlight relate to reasonable adjustments and the lack of access to licensed premises and sports venues, failure to enact the legislation to require taxis to be accessible and the lack of provision of alternative formats by all levels of government.

Follow this link to download a copy from the Parliamentary website

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability,
Committee Office,
House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.

Telephone: 020 7219 4384.

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