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Young disabled shoppers reported being put off shopping in the high street by the attitude they encountered from shop staff, a new poll has revealed.
The small poll of 500 people aged 16 to 30 who suffer from a disability also found that nearly half are put off revisiting local shops because of how staff treat them; some said they felt "invisible" after being ignored by staff who instead address their companions or carers.
The poll was launched as the charity's "Trailblazers", a group of disabled campaigners aged 16 to 30, released a list of top tips for high street businesses on how they could provide better practical support to disabled customers.
Young people polled by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign described the stress of a trip into town to buy new clothes requiring the planning and energy of a "military operation."
Teenager Laura Bizzey, from Snape, Suffolk, said that her muscle condition, minicore myopathy, means she "always" encounters problems when out shopping. The 17-year-old said:
Three quarters of disabled young people feel unable to go shopping because of a lack of access around their town centre, a new poll from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign found.
Seventy five per cent of those polled said they feel confined to shop online because they are unable to get around the town.