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Disability, discrimination and access

Disability, discrimination and access

For disabled people one of the major sources of discrimination is the lack of access to facilities. This was illustrated pointedly in Auckland during the Human Rights Film Festival in May 2006. Comedian Philip Patson, who uses a wheelchair, was unable to attend the opening night event as the wheelchair access was blocked.

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Paul Rishworth, 'Human rights - Freedom from discrimination', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34482/disability-discrimination-and-access (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Paul Rishworth, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 28 Jun 2016