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Disabled leisure facilities under scrutiny

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is carrying out an undercover investigation of disabled facilities at leisure venues nationwide.

The initiative will involve a group of 150 young campaigners with disabilities visiting randomly chosen leisure facilities to assess the accessibility of the venues to disabled users.

The Trailblazer group will apply a star rating system to each venue according to the ease of accessibility to those with disabilities. Businesses earning the maximum number of four stars will be awarded a badge to testify to their excellence in this area.

The campaign aims to encourage all leisure, hospitality and sport venues – including pubs, clubs, restaurants, and entertainment facilities – to become fully accessible to disabled users in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Philip Butcher, CEO of the campaign, said: "Many people take for granted the ability to watch a film, visit a museum or support their local football team. This simply is not an option for some disabled people if leisure facilities fail to conform to the Disability Discrimination Act.

"We'd like the leisure industry to work with our Trailblazers to improve their facilities as much as they possibly can."

The group's ratings and recommendations will be published on 3 December - the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is carrying out an undercover investigation of disabled facilities at leisure venues nationwide.
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The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is carrying out an undercover investigation of disabled facilities at leisure venues nationwide.

The initiative will involve a group of 150 young campaigners with disabilities visiting randomly chosen leisure facilities to assess the accessibility of the venues to disabled users.

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"We'd like the leisure industry to work with our Trailblazers to improve their facilities as much as they possibly can."

The group's ratings and recommendations will be published on 3 December - the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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