Book Exposes ‘Horrifying’ Levels Of Abuse Faced By Disabled People On Public Transport

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By John Pring in Disability News Service.

 

A new book by a disabled researcher has detailed the “horrifying” levels of disability hate crime that take place every day on public transport across the UK.

David Wilkin says the results of his research are “sometimes startling and almost always distressing” and illustrate the “ongoing hostility faced by disabled people using public transport in the UK”.

As part of his research, Wilkin (pictured) interviewed more than 50 survivors and witnesses of disability hate crime on various forms of public transport, as well as putting questions to local authorities and public transport providers, and interviewing transport staff.

 

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