COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Disability charity in Assembly vote call for Northern Ireland

Disability Action is calling on Northern Ireland's 300,000 disabled people to use their vote to raise awareness of disability issues among politicians in the upcoming Assembly elections.

The charity has launched its 'Polls Apart' campaign to encourage disabled people to demand more focus on disability issues from politicians canvassing for votes in the lead up to the elections on 26 November.

It has drawn up an election manifesto that calls for potential political representatives to help bring disability issues further up the political agenda.

Disability Action is also surveying disability access to polling stations after a 2002 research project found that 57 per cent of Northern Ireland polling stations were inaccessible to wheelchair users.

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