In 2010 the Government enacted the Equality Act. This is designed to protect the rights of individuals, including disabled people. Somebody is classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if there is a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on the ability to do normal daily activities.
It is a now legal requirement to have disabled access to all new public buildings in the UK; there must be wheelchair access that are in line with wheelchair access regulations UK; owners of existing building can be fined and legal action can be taken against them if failed to make the necessary changes to structures. This would allow people with wheelchairs and mobility scooters to access public buildings with ease.
In a city such as Bristol, legislation such as the above has allowed people with impaired abilities to have the same level of access to public places as able bodied people. Bristol is such a historic city with many spectacular buildings which can now be seen by people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
It is also important that any equipment to be used by disabled people is not only safe and functional but that is also comfortable and easy to use; a wide range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs in Bristol can be found at companies such as at Pearce Bros Mobility Scooters Bristol.