With the General Election being held on 8 June 2017, it’s a great opportunity for our members to talk to their political representatives about the issues that matter to disabled people.  We surveyed our members and produced a list of pledges we hope will help address the issues closest to our members

We ask that all political parties commit to the following:

(Our General Election Manifesto 2017 is also available in the following alternative formats: Word, PDF, Plain Text, Audio)

Access to Human Rights

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum want clarity and consultation on the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and any impending regulation on the rights of disabled people.

Access to Planning

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum want legislation changed so Access Panels become statutory consultees for all planning applications lodged with local authorities across Scotland.

Access to Education

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum will encourage colleges and universities to ensure that the barriers to learning which disabled students face are addressed and overcome.

Access to Justice

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum want to raise awareness of disability hate crime; what hate crime is; how it can be recognised and reported.

Access to Employment

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum want to improve employment opportunities for disabled people by making disability equality integral to the working environment.

Access to Information

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum will promote our Inclusive Communication Hub to support anyone with an interest in improving their inclusive communication tools and processes.

Access to Transport

On behalf of our members, Scottish Disability Equality Forum will continue to work with Transport Scotland. Our members will be informed and included in implementing Scotland’s Accessible Travel framework, improving accessible transport in Scotland.