Disability in Scotland 2005-2020

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
2006
Author
Scottish Council Foundation
Abstract

Working with the Disability Rights Commission in Scotland the Scottish Council Foundation undertook research using existing evidence to describe the position of disabled people in Scotland today and how their position might be improved in the future. The study concludes that progress has been made in Scotland in recent years through legislation, policy and various initiatives to make the lives of disabled people better. However many of the defining features of an equal society are missing for disabled people. They still face numerous barriers in realising equal opportunities; environmental and access barriers and legal and institutional barriers which can result in discrimination and social exclusion.

 
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