This is great and shows that having a disability does not mean you can’t engage in any aspect of Society. It may not be easy to engage, but Society has to make the reasonable adjustments to ensure there is equality in access.
It may be that Society, while it should, is not sure what reasonable adjustments are required and that again does not mean it can not be done. For if Society does not know then Society needs to ask those that do to achieve equality.
In effect good communication and working together needs to be part of the process, so everyone is engaged with each other.
If this was achieved would not, only, the UK be a better place, but this could be extended to the World at large.
Regardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that every member of society has an equal chance to participate in our democracy and to have their say.
Carly Jones MBE hosted an EqualiTeas event at Scope, inviting young disabled people to meet, talk about equality and democracy, eat cake and decorate biscuits! An event championed by UK Parliament, aiming to bring UK communities together to explore what equality means to people.
Carly is an autism advocate who has been tirelessly campaigning for equality for years after her own battle to get a diagnosis.
Here’s Carly’s story.
I asked Scope if they could support a celebration of the “equality of voting rights”, EqualiTeas event at their new Here East offices at Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. Here I am talking to the Scope team about the event.
Carly being filmed.
My hope in…
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