This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) becoming law in Britain.
The DDA, which became part of the Equality Act in 2010, has improved the lives of many disabled people, making it against the law to discriminate against a person due to their disability. It became law after a hard-fought civil rights campaign, led by activists such as Baroness Campbell, Mike Oliver and Agnes Fletcher. They fought tirelessly and fearlessly to make life fairer for disabled people.
Throughout November the BBC is focusing on this remarkable moment in disability history, with a series of news pieces, films, drama and music featuring and led by disabled people.
CAMPAIGNING ON ISSUES THAT MATTER
The story of the DDA becoming law shows the power of campaigning to change and improve lives. Contact has a proud history of campaigning on the issues that matter to families with disabled children.
From ensuring disabled children can get Disability Living Allowance while in hospital to stopping cuts to tax credits, we have successfully campaigned on important issues. And we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with families and other organisations campaigning for more funding for health and social care and greater fairness for carers through financial support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: Article from Contact (www.contact.org.uk)