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KramerrDEAFBLIND charity Sense has raised concerns at the Government’s lack of focus on breaking down barriers and building opportunities for disabled people.

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Richard Kramer, the charity’s deputy chief executive, said: “It is disappointing that no mention was made of a clear plan to build opportunities for people with disabilities.

“The Government made an admirable manifesto pledge to halve the disability employment gap by 2030, but the reality is that there are still a huge number of barriers that prevent many people with disabilities from securing meaningful employment, such as negative employer attitudes, inaccessible transport and inadequate work support programmes.”