Skip to Full Menu

Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Dental Offices Off Limits To Wheelchairs
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 13, 2006

NORWICH, ENGLAND--Disability rights advocates in the Norwich area are protesting the fact that many people cannot go to the dentists near their homes because their offices are not accessible.

According to the Norwich Evening News, some dentists are turning away patients because their offices are upstairs, and they have no wheelchair lifts, elevators, or ramps.

"Disabled people already feel discriminated against," said George Saunders, treasurer of the Norwich Access Group. "Not being able to access services makes people like us disabled."

Under the United Kingdom's Disability Discrimination Act, business that violate the access rights of people with disabilities could face criminal prosecution.

"Disability campaigners anger at dentists" (Norwich Evening News)
Norwich Access Group


©2018 The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
 370 Centennial Office Building  658 Cedar Street   St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 
Phone: 651.296.4018   Toll-free number: 877.348.0505   MN Relay Service: 800.627.3529 OR 711   Fax: 651.297.7200 
Email:   View Privacy Policy   An Equal Opportunity Employer 

The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.