New drive for disabled access work at Welsh tourist sites

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An organisation promoting access for disabled people in Wales has urged that more work is needed to make popular tourist sites accessible for people with disabilities.

Disability Wales claimed that people and their families were being excluded due to a lack of accessible toilets, facilities and services, according to the BBC, which asked the Welsh Local Government Association for comment.

Services provided by local authorities and business are falling short, according to Rhian Davies, chief executive of the Disability Wales.

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“One of the basic principles of independent living is for disabled people to have choice and control over how they go about their day-to-day lives,” she told the BBC.

“This includes having access to cultural opportunities such as visiting tourist attractions and accessing other recreational activities.

“Local authorities should do more to ensure accessibility of tourist attractions and events, as should local businesses.”

Ms Davies added: “Disabled people and their families are currently being excluded from finding accommodation, places to eat, and visiting events, locations and attractions due to lack of accessible toilets, facilities and services. It simply isn’t good enough.”

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