There are 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, according to the NHS, and many of them are struggling
A survey of more than 1,000 workers across the UK has revealed that 27% of offices do not have wheelchair access.
The findings, a YouGov survey from Penketh Group, arrive just months after the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Scope released a good practice guide for employers to help them achieve equality for disabled people in the workplace.
The study also revealed that 30% of 18-24 year olds do not think their office caters for people with varying disabilities, with 34% of workers wanting wheelchair access to be improved in the their workplace.
In December, the BBC reported that data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that disabled employees are paid 12.2% less than their non-disabled peers.
Chris Birchall, workplace strategist at Penketh Group, said: "The results from our survey are deeply concerning. They shed more light on the inequality crisis that is apparent in the UK workplace today, especially for people with physical disabilities.
"Businesses need to realise that inclusivity is more than just a box-ticking exercise. If they want to get the best from the workforce, they need to start catering for all employees, regardless of their physical ability and fully understand what they need to do their jobs."
Referring to the survey results, Gem Turner, disabled blogger and consultant, said: "I am not surprised by this figure and think that it's probably higher, but so many employees don't feel able to share adjustments they may need.
"I've lost out on many jobs due to bad access. Not only that, but so many organisations never publish anything about their access facilities online, so wheelchair users end up feeling like investigators, finding out ourselves via Google Maps or images."
She concluded: "The best place I've worked that really took accessibility seriously were providers of disability support themselves! We talk about needing diversity, however, in order for us to have that, we need to be able to not only get in the room, but feel welcomed and wanted, too."
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