A severely disabled UK boy is suing his favourite theme park for not providing him with a suitable “changing places” toilet.
Adam George, 11, was born with a genetic condition that weakens his muscles, leaving him confined to a wheelchair, reports Yahoo 7.
He requires a changing places toilet that includes specialist equipment – something that Flambards Theme Park in Cornwall does not provide.
Adam, from Redruth, Cornwall, now claims that the park has failed to make suitable adjustments for him and is doing them for discrimination under the Equality Act.
His mother, Rachel, told the BBC: “A place like Flambards, a theme park, where they expect people to arrive in the morning, stay all day, eat, drink, stay late for the fireworks show, I personally think it reasonable that I can use the toilet when I go there”.
“So why shouldn’t Adam? Why shouldn’t all disabled people be able to have their toileting needs met with dignity and safety?”
The Georges’ solicitor, Chris Fry, of Fry Law, said: “Adam’s growing up in a more inclusive culture where disabled people quite rightly expect more for their money – if a venue advertises itself as accessible then it really should be fully accessible”.
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