According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
DY500 Currently, our built environment is one of the principal means by which society disables people. On taking office, the Green Party will require all central and local government bodies to instigate immediately the necessary structural and other modifications to all their buildings, so that these buildings do not reasonably exclude people with impairments.
DY501 Building regulations will be radically overhauled with accessibility in mind, including visitors’ access, access to public buildings, access to work premises, entertainment and sports, etc. Associated social measures will also be taken to open up previously inaccessible locations and activities to people with impairments.
DY502 A comprehensive plan for fully accessible transport will be implemented, so that public transport will be usable by all members of the public. In addition, the necessary arrangements will be made to meet any extra reasonable transportation needs of disabled people beyond that which can be provided through general services.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Disability an Enabling Environment policies in the comments below?