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
    response.

    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
    published.

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