Re: [disabilitystudies] Re
I'm told Italy has this very advance law that favors disabled persons in
work force is it not the same in the UK?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Armstrong" <keitharm@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 3:49 PM
Subject: [disabilitystudies] Re
> Certainly our issues are not taken on board for a number of reasons.
> Today there is a concert in Trafalgar Square in support of Nelson
> Mandela (rightly so), however the whole of the West End in the centre
> of London has only two accessible toilets and the vast majority of
> disabled drivers are banned from using their parking badges and
> therefore are denied permission to park, none of the so called
> "Public Transport" in the West End is accessible to wheelchair users
> and other disabled people, although the U.K. is one of the richest
> countries in the world. The West End of London is almost a no go area
> if you are disabled. Most of the clubs are very inaccessible and most
> of other venues.
> Most of us (in Europe) are denied access to paid work and then there
> are those who forget us such as many cycle users although they
> wouldn't be riding their cycles if it wasn't for a disabled inventors
> modification of his wheelchair in the seventeenth century.
> Then there is the impairment phobia that so many nondisabled people
> have and is so often internalized by many members of the disability
> As Joe Hill once said "Don't mourn, organize".
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- In theory yes, however it does apply to the vast majority of employers
who employ less than 15 people and you have to add the factors of
discrimination in education and transport.
--- In disabilitystudies@y..., "Maria Barile" <mariab@c...> wrote:
> I'm told Italy has this very advance law that favors disabled
> work force is it not the same in the UK?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Armstrong" <keitharm@p...>
> To: <disabilitystudies@y...>
> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 3:49 PM
> Subject: [disabilitystudies] Re
> > Maria