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Man behind DDA disillusioned it's still not fully implemented

A former politician who was instrumental in bringing the Disability Discrimination Act into being says he's disillusioned that it still hasn't been fully implemented.

The Act, which received Royal Assent in 2006, makes it unlawful to discriminate against disabled people in areas from education to transport and access to buildings .

In Tynwald this week, South Douglas MHK Kate Beecroft had moved to have the Act implemented as soon as possible, with a timetable published by June.

But the court approved an amendment by Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw, which allows for a phased implementation of the Act with a progress report by the end of the year.

George Waft, who's current chairman of the Mental Health Association, says it's disappointing the Act still hasn't been brought into force and he has a suggestion of his own . .


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