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Access for all


MJ Hampton in his letter (NCE 27 April) has obviously never heard of social inclusion. His comments are also extremely insulting to anyone who is disabled.

Disabled people have had to ght hard for the changes in legislation that will allow them to move freely among society without the need for a helper who stands beside them like a flag, marking them out as different. Therefore to call a disabled person who wishes to access 1 Great George Street by the front door as 'an odd selsh disabled person' is incredibly thoughtless.

I personally would demand that the ICE maintains its integrity and treats all its members without discrimination and I would suggest that the aesthetics of the building must take second place when dealing with a matter of this nature.

Who is to say that the ICE will not employ a member of staff who requires the use of sticks or a wheelchair to aid their mobility never mind the 'occasional disabled visitor', and sending them around the back of the building like some Victorian servant is most de itely small minded and antiquated.

Michael Woods (M), 48 Chesser Crescent, Edinburgh, EH14 1SP

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