Values Into Action has demanded that the government acknowledge the
need for an accessible version of the Human Rights Act 1998 to be
produced so that public bodies and people with learning
difficulties can fully understand it.
Joanna Perry, project leader at the learning difficulties
organisation, said negotiations have started with the joint
parliamentary committee on human rights and the Lord Chancellor’s
Department over the matter.
Values Into Action wants to train public bodies and self-advocacy
groups on what the act means for them using “accessible tapes,
videotapes and pictures”. Perry also said it would help people with
learning difficulties to take public bodies to court if they fall
foul of the act.