Disability cannot be regarded as a marginal issue, as it affects 1 in 5 people in the UK directly and many more indirectly.
The disability rights movement has come a long way in terms of public attitudes to disability, access to buildings, transport and employment. But as this report shows, disabled people are still experiencing disadvantages in almost all aspects of life.
It is important to note that the number of disabled people in the UK is widely under reported. In many cases, the actual number of disabled people will be higher than the figures in this report suggest.
March 7, 2013