Not ready

October 2004
Cabinet Maker;10/22/2004, Issue 5411, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a cabinet maker survey that reveals that some retailers still do not offer sufficient access for wheelchair users. A survey of High Wycombe furniture stores reveals a serious lack of awareness of the legislation. But furniture retailers are not alone. A survey by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) of 11 major high streets across the country conducted on the eve of the legislation's introduction, found that 80% of all retailers were not ready. On some high streets, that figure rises to 90%. Agnes Fletcher, DRC assistant director of communications, is surprised by how little the retail industry has done to become compliant. INSET: What to do.


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