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Rights and responsibilities: The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and adults with learning disabilities

Stalker, Kirsten and Lerpiniere, Jennifer (2008) Rights and responsibilities: The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and adults with learning disabilities. [Report]

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine Part III (access to goods, facilities and services) of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 in relation to people with learning disabilities. Very little previous research has been done on this topic. The study aims, firstly, to explore how far people with learning disabilities, family carers and service providers are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Act; secondly, to examine what legal action has been taken by people with learning disabilities and thirdly, to identify any barriers associated with the Act and how these might be overcome.