Forty years after the first Disability Act was introduced, a new BBC survey has shown that people with disabilities still face discrimination.
The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act proposed ideas such as help at home, the right to proper assessment of people's needs, and the idea that making the environment accessible to disabled people was the responsibility of local councils.
A new BBC survey has shown that 40% of people believe that people with disabilities turn down jobs, even when they are physically able to do them.
What needs to be done to end disability discrimination? by By Peter White the BBC Disability Affairs Correspondent appeared on the BBC website today. A week of BBC features looking at the issues facing people with disabilities. To see this story visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11857490
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