Cash will help with access to schools

Schools minister Catherine Ashton has
announced £70m to improve facilities and access to mainstream
schools for disabled children.

The money is the second phase of the
£220m schools access initiative. It will be used to fund items
such as ramps and lifts and adjustable lighting for partially
sighted children.

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995,
from September schools will be required to increase the
accessibility of their schools to disabled pupils.

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