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Opposition wants greater accessibility for the disabled

Shadow Minister on Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities & Inclusion Denise Daley is concerned that there is still a lack of accessibility for persons with disabilities at public and private institutions. 
 
Ms Daley has noted that the two-year window for public entities, private businesses and institutions to retrofit their buildings for enhanced accessibility for persons with disabilities, as mandated by the Disabilities Act, ended on Wednesday.
 
Ms Daley says many facilities, including Gordon House, the building in which the law was passed, remain inaccessible to wheelchair users and those with permanent or temporary disabilities. 
 
She says the expiration of the compliance window to retrofit buildings raises questions about the commitment of Parliament to uphold the principles embedded in the Disabilities Act.
 
Ms Daley is therefore calling for immediate action, stressing that access to public spaces and services is a fundamental right for persons with disabilities.
 
                                     
 


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