Campaigners have slammed the UK for its record on equality for disabled people [Image: Getty/PA].

Disability rights groups have submitted a “shadow report” to a United Nations committee, criticising the UK for breaking the promise it made when it signed up to its international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009.

Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK (DRUK) who led the report, said it drew on experiences of disabled people to show “the impediments that prevent so many fulfilling their potential and living full, independent lives”.

Source: UK is not moving quickly enough towards equality for disabled people

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