Wheelchair access is not always as good as it should be. File photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Luke-warm reception to new law on disabled access

"We're not asking for a law that puts people out of business"
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The Swedish government has unveiled new plans to classify poor access for disabled people in public spaces as discrimination.

If a shop-owner, for example, refuses to install a ramp for wheelchair users, or doesn't clear shop aisles for easy access, they could be breaking the law. The minister claims costs for business owners will just be a one-off and price worth paying. But is the new law proposal enough?

We spoke to Rasmus Isaksson for his reaction to the plans. He is the head of DHR, a movement pushing for better access for the disabled.

He told Radio Sweden he did not think the plans went far enough, seeing as small businesses could be exempt from the rules.

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