Disabled people urged to give their views as part of research

THE views of disabled people are being sought as part of research being carried out on behalf of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

The research is studying what access to services is like for a disabled person living in or visiting Northern Ireland.

The work is being carried out by Adapt NI and they are keen to gather the views of people with sight, hearing or mobility impairments, learning disability, mental health support needs, hidden impairments such as epilepsy, autism, diabetes, arthritis, or long term illnesses or conditions like cancer, HIV or chronic heart disease.

Using a ‘shopping basket’ of 20 public services, the research asks how easy or difficult they are to use. Services include clothes shops, pubs, supermarkets, amusements, hotels, dentists, hairdressers, post offices and more.

You can add your views and share experiences of using services by completing the survey. It is online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Access2servicesNI. Contact points are project@adaptni.org or call 028 9023 1211 Mon to Fri between 9am and 5pm.

Responses are sought by next Friday, February 15.