By Sara Spary in BuzzFeed News.
It’s 2017 and disabled shoppers are still being “ostracised” from the high street thanks to a lack of access. Meet the woman who thinks it’s time to change that for good.
Sophie Morgan, a 32-year-old TV presenter, was shopping in London’s busy Covent Garden recently when she decided to check out the Charlotte Tilbury makeup store, which is right in the heart of the cobbled shopping district.
Morgan is a TV presenter for the BBC and Channel 4, including for the documentary series Unreported World. She is also director of a property investment company, a trained artist, a model, an ambassador for the charity Scope, and a wheelchair user.
When she approached the luxury store, which is fronted by a beautiful maroon and gold facade, she realised there was no ramp. This presented a problem for Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down in a car crash at the age of 18.
She waited outside the store and a shop assistant asked her what she wanted. When Morgan explained she wanted to come into the store, they said there was nothing they could do to help her in because the store did not have disabled access.
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