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Today Rob and Rasha talk about the attitudes of people in the UK towards disabled people.

40 years ago, the first disability act was introduced into UK law, forcing the government to provide key services and support to disabled people.

Prior to the disablity act, there was very little legislation to support disabled people.

There were no laws to protect them from discrimination, almost no financial aid and no rights for help in the home.

Disabled people had to rely on whatever their local council might have agreed to give them.

The man behind the disability act was Lord Alf Morris whose father suffered from a disability and was not offered any assistance from the state.

To mark the act's anniversary, the BBC commissioned a survey to find out people's attitudes towards disabled people.

The results were a mix of different attitudes towards disabled people; some agreed with state support of disabled people whilst others were more negative in their attitudes towards disabled people.

90% of the people who took part in a survey commissioned by the BBC said that the government is right to provide disabled people with financial support.

On the other hand 40% of those questioned believe that disabled people are workshy and turn down jobs that they are capable of doing.

Even though the laws surrounding rights for the disabled are far better than they were many years ago, Lord Morris still believes that a lot more can be done to help the disabled.

He told the BBC that even though much has been done, there still remains a lot before we reach total equality for disabled people.

What kind of support does your government offer disabled people? Is it enough? Write to us in English!
ما هو الدعم الذي تقدمه حكومة بلدك للمعاقين؟ هل هو كاف؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

Attitudes
مواقف
Disabled people
المعاقون
Disability act
قانون المعاقين
Key services
خدمات أساسية
Support
دعم
Discrimination
تمييز
Financial aid
مساعدة مالية
Anniversary
ذكرى
Survey
مسح/استطلاع
Negative
سلبي
Equality
المساواة

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

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