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Last Updated: Friday April 15 2005 16:22 GMT

Disability laws not being obeyed

A CBBC investigation has found laws to help people with disabilities aren't being followed all around the UK.

Consumer show Short Change got kids to secretly film shops, banks and cinemas to see whether they were following the Disability Discrimination Act.

They found many places still didn't have the ramps, lifts and wide aisles required by the act, which was made law in October 2004.

The companies involved have apologised, and say they are doing what they can.

It's not all bad, as some companies they filmed had made a lot of changes.

That included special tills, and special offers for the people looking after children with disabilities.

But the investigation shows there still is more to be done.

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