The Disability Discrimination Act was launched in 1995, and later on in the year 2010 it was repealed and replaced by the Equality Act, which basically means the same thing. However, it has been noticed that the majority of the society has not changed their views towards disabled people much.
Many disabled children still go to special schools and they attend day care centres where they spend most of their times. Then, as they grow older, they have lack of experience of what it is like to have a 'normal' life. This is a worrying fact as, many disabled people are still in isolated conditions and the majority of the society under estimates them and stereotypes them as being unable to do ANYTHING and unable to speak. Not all disabled people are unable to speak and there are in fact a range of different disabilities. However, those who can speak but just can't physically do things are also under estimated.
It is understandable that many mainstream schools have yet to get funding for disabled access. However, it is thought that the reason for people's lack of understanding is the lack of knowledge.
Question: How can society be better in the future for disabled people? Should the subject of Disability be taught in primary and/or secondary schools? Or should people start taking enthusiasm and learn about the range of disabilities at their own pace?