The 21st century has brought about positive sociocultural changes of diversity, inclusivity and equality. Sexuality, race and religion are among the many areas affected by the shift in attitude towards minorities.
People with disabilities are also a cause of focus, with television being a useful medium in helping to change peoples’ pre-conceptions. This year, English Paralympian Jonnie Peacock changed his trainers for dancing shoes as he took part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
However, there is still a long way to go for disabled people to gain true equality in many areas of life. Whilst accessibility for disabled people is improving, huge challenges and obstacles remain, meaning that there are still real barriers to disabled people being able to their lives to the extent and potential of those without a disability.
Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
A particular cause for concern is workplace disability discrimination – where workplaces