This is not a ‘one-off’ as many venues are inaccessible and of those that are not all areas will be. You maybe able to get in the building, but not access the dance floor, or even toilets. Then if toilets are accessible will they be disability aware, with required adaptations.
I fear they will not be many nightclubs that conduct a full disability assessment and this should be a requirement. Then the results of the assessment should then be published in all media regarding the nightclubs.
We have had numerous Disability Acts, being Disability Discrimination Act 1995, then as amended in 2005 and the Equality Act 2010 .But none of them went far enough and gave too much time in which to comply. But many didn’t well not fully as there were too many areas, which could be avoided for many reasons. One of which was cost, and many others.
This is not how persons with disabilities should be treated, for all they are asking for is for them to lead a reasonable life with the same rights as others.
But to do so there needs to be adaptations and it is these that not all businesses and organisations adhere to. They may go part of the way, but not fully, but if they are not fully complying then they are not complying at all.
There should be no half measures.
A wheelchair user has expressed anger after claiming his chair was pushed off a dancefloor by nightclub staff.
Tyler Paul, 29, was on a basement dancefloor at Legends in Brighton when he said he was asked to leave.
A video on social media appears to show a bouncer grabbing his wheelchair to escort him off the dancefloor.
Legends apologised, but said the video only showed a “snapshot”. It also said its basement was not wheelchair-accessible due to fire regulations.
Mr Paul, from Worthing, has cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair, but can walk with support.
He visited the nightclub on Saturday, and walked downstairs to the basement dancefloor with the help of friends during the evening.
He said he was initially asked to sign a document saying he was happy to be downstairs.
But ten minutes later, Mr Paul said another bouncer asked him to leave.
He said when…
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