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Ministers have 'learnt a lot' after 'living with a disability' for a day

The group started their day in St Helier Photo:

Three Jersey Minister have spent the day 'living with a disability' after being challenged by an islander.

Stroke survivor Antony Lewis was the one who asked politicians to see the challenges people with disabilities face.

Senator Andrew Green, who wore glasses that simulated sight loss, says he 'learnt a lot' from the experience.

He explained he now realises the importance of contrast for islanders who have sight problems and the significance of the design of public buildings.

The Health Minister also took the bus with Anthony, adding he now understands why he takes a simpler route even if it's inconvenient.

Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier, used a wheelchair for the day.

He told ITV News he wants it to be make him aware of the challenges people face on a daily basis.

And you can see his struggle below, when he couldn't mount a pavement in his chair.

Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore spent the day without speaking or using her right arm, to see what it's like to be a stroke survivor.

Tracy O'regan, from the Stroke Association which support Antony, says it's important that policy makers understand the things which can be 'huge obstacle' for people with a disability.