Access for all!

Access for all!

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Aisha Hakim started this petition to Manchester City Council

As of 2018, 13.9 Million disabled individuals are living in the UK, 1.2 million being wheelchair users, making up 22% of the population. These individuals struggle with their physical and mental conditions daily; this is not including the setbacks these disabilities cause such as lack of accessibility. The common man, woman or other can enter most shops and restaurants with no issue. In contrast, wheelchair users have the constant struggle of having to filter out establishments that have no ramp access for them and find somewhere that does not exclude their needs. There are articles listing the 'Top ten wheelchair friendly towns', or 'Best wheelchair friendly get away spots', should this not be the case everywhere? Why should many have to settle for less? This is not just an issue for those with wheelchairs; some new mothers and fathers struggle to enter individual buildings simply because of their pram, many have to settle with leaving their strollers outside to eat, or having someone wait outside with their child whilst they shop, this isn't always an option with single parents. Those with hidden disabilities such as autism have to face this too, as do those with illnesses. Many are simply not strong enough to attempt climbing stairs or walking an extra distance; this goes for any age. This is why we believe there should be more accessibility in Manchester, and everywhere in time. We created this petition in order to help those who struggle to find places where you are not only able to access, but are welcome too, as we have all suffered in similar situations. We hope in the future no one will have to feel the same. No one should have to miss out due to a minor disadvantage.

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