The majority of disabled people think that the 2012 Paralympic Games in London have had a positive impact on attitudes.
But the new poll from the disability charity Scope – the first to ask disabled people what they think of the Paralympics effect – also shows that many disabled people still experience discrimination on a regular basis.
The charity’s Chief Executive Richard Hawkes says that the poll shows that the Paralympics effect is real.
But he argues you don’t change attitudes in a fortnight, and charities, the media and the Government must now build on the momentum.
72% of disabled people think that the Paralympics have had a positive impact on attitudes. 20% say it’s changed the way people talk to them and 20% say it’s made people more aware of their needs.
However, 54% say they experience discrimination on a regular basis, with 84% of disabled people saying people patronise them and 63.5% saying they have experienced people refusing to make adjustments...
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