Actress hits out at battle for disabled
EveningTimes | February 7, 2011
River City star Eileen McCallum today spoke out about the battle faced by young people with a disability to achieve the life they deserve.
It comes as a new report found there were “shocking inequalities” in the jobs market and leisure industry.
People with a disabilities also face difficulties in using public transport – even though transport providers are legally required to make “reasonable adjustments” for disabled passengers.
The report was put together by campaign group Trailblazers Scotland, which is backed by charity the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
It found some 90% of people said they had been put at a disadvantage by the job application process, and half had never had a paid job.
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