Adapted Car Hire News Updates: Goodwill from Paralympics not enough, says Disability Horizons
The goodwill and improved attitudes towards disabled people from the Paralympic Games still needs to be converted into positive changes, according to Disability Horizons.
Co-founder and co-editor of Disability Horizons, Martyn Sibley, has told BBC Breakfast that while the Paralympics improved the public’s image of disability, many disabled people still feel marginalised due to a lack of transport, few employment opportunities and inadequate accessibility.
BBC Breakfast invited Mr Sibley on the show last week to discuss the legacy of the Paralympic Games which saw a raft of disabled athletes become household names due to the team’s great success.
Despite this nationwide celebration of ParalympicsGB, Sibley believes there is still more to be done. He said: “I think attitudes have changed for the better but we need to turn this goodwill into improved transport, public building and employment for disabled people. There’s still a lot to do.”
Research carried out by Adapted Vehicle Hire and Tourism for All UK earlier this year found London to be the best place in the UK for disabled access and facilities. However, a massive 87 percent of disabled people across the UK said they have been prevented from travelling because of their disability.
In other news, the tourist board VisitEngland has announced plans for a national campaign to promote accessible holidays for disabled people.