Last edited 30 Jul 2021

National Disability Strategy

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[edit] Introduction

The National Disability Strategy was launched by the Government in July 2021. It sets out plans to upgrade accessibility in employment, housing and transport as well as tackling access to justice, culture and the arts.

It was prompted by the findings of the 2021 UK Disability Survey which showed that many disabled people felt held back in their everyday lives by:

The National Disability Strategy is intended to address these issues, building on the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA - repealed on 1 October 2010 and replaced by the Equality Act 2010), which established protections for disabled people in relation to employment, transport, education and the provision of goods and services.

[edit] Employment measures

The strategy addresses inclusion in the workplace, tackling the disability employment gap through measures, including:

[edit] Home improvements

To Strategy plans to:

[edit] Transport initiatives

The strategy proposes technology to make rail journeys easier and more accessible including:

  • Enabling disabled passengers to contact staff from their seat on the train, with DfT supporting additional innovative projects that will improve communication for disabled passengers and others with reduced mobility on rail services.

Ref https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-disability-strategy-launches

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