Leighton, Esther

Esther Leighton
1 August 2018Feature

Esther Leighton explains why she's been forced to take to the courts to enforce the 2010 Equality Act

Esther Leighton

Currently, I’m suing a whole street. Or, at least, that’s what people say; the actual reality is more complicated than that.

I’m a disabled person; I’ve got several linked invisible conditions and also a genetic condition as a result of which I’m a powered wheelchair user. While the world has changed positively for disabled people, the pace of that change has slowed enormously in the last 10 years, and in some areas it’s gone backwards. The Equality Act…