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More Disability-Friendly Places Needed On Yorkshire Coast

More Disability-Friendly Places Needed On Yorkshire Coast

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 3rd December 2019.

The Yorkshire Coast and Ryedale Disability Forum is urging for better treatment for disabled people.

It is asking local businesses and organisations to be more disability-friendly.

The group is speaking out as part of International Day of People with Disabilities.

Eleanor Gabriel, Chairman of the Trustees at the Yorkshire Coast and Ryedale Disability Forum, said:

"There are a lot of people with a lot of problems that aren't seen.

You have the mental health problems, you also have the hearing problems which is not being taken seriously and yet it's very isolating.

A lot of the disabilities that you don't see that need to brought to the forefront."

Eleanor says they just want to be treated the same as everyone else:

"Why are blind people still getting post? Why are the nine million people that have got hearing impairments going into a building, and there isn't a form of hearing systems?

Physically impaired people can't use their local pool because there's no equipment in place.

They can't get to their favourite restaurant just because there sin't a portable ramp to go up that one step."

She has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Karen Liu:


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Fileyman, on 3rd December 2019 8:21am
I'm sure a lot of business owners are doing everything possible to cater for disabled.

It's not for example a case of a ramp, end of problem.

The ramp has to be safe without a steep incline.
It has to be safely stored when not in use.
There has to be enough room in the premises to accommodate the wheelchair.
There may be a need for a smaller ramp inside the premises..

And some premises are old and cannot be adapted.

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