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UK Government launches 'Disability Action Plan'

The UK Government has launched its Disability Action Plan, which sets out 32 practical actions intended to transform the everyday lives of disabled people.

Although many policy areas relevant to this plan are devolved, others are relevant to people in Wales, for example a new action to make government communications more accessible, using alternative formats where appropriate, and the need for a better understanding of the impact of rising costs on people with disabilities. You can read the Disability Action Plan here.

RNIB has welcomed some commitments in the plan, but has expressed disappointment that it isn't more ambitious. You can read their response on their website. The Thomas Pocklington Trust has concerns that the plan does not address some of the critical issues facing vision impaired people, such as transport. You can read their response here.