London 2012 Paralympics 'ended taboo of disability'


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Two thirds of British workers believe London 2012 created a lasting legacy for disabled employees ahead of the anniversary of the start of the Paralympic Games.

Research by Nationwide Building Society found 65 per cent of Britons believe disabled people are better recognised as being able to lead normal lives and achieve at work, while 35 per cent said the barriers disabled people have faced in work, including access to work and promotion, are less significant than they were before the Games.

Giles Long MBE, the triple Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer, said: "The Games paved the way for people to start talking openly about these incredible athletes without feeling the need to sidestep the disability issue. It is no longer a taboo subject."