4th October 2002
The number of people with disabilities legally supported by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) increased by more than half in the past year.
Discrimination claims were made against a range of businesses and services. They included restaurants, airlines and nightclubs. Many of the claims were successful.
The DRC arranged representation in 64 new cases and more than 2,500 disabled people were helped through its casework team.
The Commission's chairman, Bert Massie, said: "The figures and cases speak for themselves.
"Disabled people continue to face discrimination in all areas."