Disability Rights UK
Disability rights in the UK mean that certain areas and access are protected by laws. These laws are in place to ensure that no person should ever be discriminated against because they have a disability.
Disability rights protect all sorts of areas and are in place to help protect disabled people from discrimination, some of the major areas covered are employment, education and dealing with the police.
The Equality Act 2010 and the United Nations (UN) Convention on disability rights help to enforce, protect and promote the rights of disabled people.
What About Areas That Aren’t Covered by Law
For areas that aren’t covered by law, disability awareness campaigns highlight issues and challenges that disabled people face in the hope that either laws will change in the future or that business owners or local authorities consider these challenges and make positive changes.
One such example is Changing Places toilets. There are no laws that enforce the installation of these fully accessible bathrooms, yet so many people in the UK can benefit from them.
By law, buildings must provide standard accessible toilets, yet there is no specific law that demands a Changing Places toilet is installed; it is currently a ‘recommendation’.
Since these bathrooms can improve the lives of so many people, raising awareness of their existence and how they can help people with profound disabilities is extremely important. The Changing Places Consortium are the official face of the campaign for CP toilets but there are many other charities, such as Access for All UK, plus individual families, who seek to raise awareness.
As a provider of Changing Places toilets, it’s also a campaign that we fully stand behind and want to raise awareness of.
Changing Places is just one example of awareness – disability affects many areas of life for thousands of people every day, and by continuing to highlight these challenges it is hoped that one day, everywhere will be accessible for everyone.
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iHUS supply and install many products that improve and enrich the lives of people living with disabilities.
From sensory rooms to Changing Places toilets, we can help make your business more accessible and attractive to disabled visitors.
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