The Paralympic Games will help people think about the barriers stopping disabled people taking part in the things they can do and the things they want to do.
The 2010 British Attitudes Survey found that nearly 8 out of every 10 people thought that disabled people were treated
unfairly in some way. But the government knows that people find it hard to say if they treat people unfairly.
The way other people think about disabled people is not simply good or bad. It is more complicated than that.
A lot of people think
- Disabled people are not as good at doing things as non-disabled people.
- Disabled people need care.
- Disabled people need help from other people.
- Disabled people get more money from the government than they pay in.
The Games give the government the chance to change the way people think about disabled people. The government is paying half the cost of the Paralympic Games (2012). It wants to use this money to change the way people think and act towards disabled people in this country for ever.
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Reference : DCMS. (2011). London 2012: a legacy for disabled people. A report for 2011. London: Office for Disability Issues
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