Survey shows discrimination continues despite Paralympics

Great Britain's David Weir was one of many Paralympians who achieved success Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Paralympics were the games which were meant to change our views of people with disabilities. But 100 days since they ended, a new survey carried out by Scope shows that discrimination continues.

While Paralympians themselves continue to enjoy celebrity status, two-thirds of people living with disabilities feel that the games have done nothing to improve how they are treated and spoken to.

  • 72% said that the Paralympics had a positive impact on attitudes towards the disabled in general

  • 53% said they still regularly experience discrimination

  • 67% said that the Paralympics have done nothing to improve the way they are spoken to

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has called for more to be done about the number of hate crimes against those with disabilities.

Read: Latest CPS disability hate crime statistics

Read: Equality and Human Rights Commission report into disability harassment

ITV News' Social Affair Editor Penny Marshall reports.

Watch more interviews on the impact of the Paralympics on disability attitudes.