On last year's International Day for Disabled People
, EFDS in partnership with Disability Rights UK, released the successful Being Active Guide.
Access to Work has provided thousands of Deaf and disabled people
with the opportunity not only to be in employment but to fulfil professional careers and break through the glass ceiling.
According to Eurostat, the share of disabled people
aged 16 and over being at risk of poverty or social exclusion is higher than for non-disabled people in all EU28 Member States.
Nearly one in C/ve (19.4%) of the disabled people
asked said they believed it had not improved perceptions compared to nearly one in 10 (9.4%) of non-disabled people.
Alf Morris' Bill placed a duty on local authorities to identity disabled people
and inform them of their entitlement to support services.
Around 20 per cent think it makes disabled people
appear second class.
"The main focus C* was to determine how we could C* help disabled people
access medical coverage and hospitalization," Abu Faour said, adding that disabled people
"are not recognized or taken seriously at most private and public hospitals," even when they present disability cards.
"We want to highlight more important issues such as laws that have not yet been implemented since this includes the ease by which disabled people
can get nurses, maids and drivers.
Nationally, the company found 5,200 jobs for disabled people
against 4,300 before.
Uthandakalai, who is wheelchair-bound because of polio, has gained qualifications in management and computing and is now desperately trying to raise funds to launch a desktop publishing centre employing fellow disabled people
. Since his father died of cancer 24 years ago, Uthandakalai has been the only man in his family, and his mother and sisters depend on him.
Over three years ago Birmingham City Council gave assurances that disabled people
would get their homes brought up to standard, that it would put central heating in and disabled people
would be in low level accommodation.
"Technological advances open up totally new opportunities for disabled people
in terms of how they lead their lives at home, at work and in their free time.