Consultation on bill is not user-friendly

People with learning difficulties warned this week that the
consultation on the draft Disability Discrimination Bill is
inaccessible to service users.

Michelle Chinery, co-chairperson of the Learning Disability Task
Force, said that the Department for Work and Pensions’ so-called
accessible version of the consultation was “absolutely terrible”
and “not very accessible at all”.

Chinery also warned that the deadline for responding to the
consultation did not give people with learning difficulties
sufficient time to digest the information and formulate a

David Congdon, Mencap’s head of external relations, said the
learning difficulty charity was “disappointed” the government had
failed to make any accessible version of the draft bill available
until nearly two months after the non-accessible bill was

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