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Public feedback push for Isle of Man disability act

The Isle of Man government is encouraging residents to add their voice to the disability act debate.

The Disability Discrimination Act 2006 aims to protect disabled people against discrimination - both in employment and when using a service or facility.

Earlier this year the government commissioned a report into the economic impact of the legislation.

Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw said there was enthusiasm for equal opportunities but concern about costs.

He added: "We are committed to introducing this legislation, to do so we need views from organisations across the public, private and third sectors so we can fully assess the impact it may have on those stakeholders.

"Only after a full assessment can we look at the implementation plans and timescales for this important legislation in a manner that is achievable for all involved".

More information about how to contribute to the consultation is available from the department of social care.

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