The Legacy of the London 2012 Olympics for People with Disabilities

Duncan MacKay has done us all a favor with this coverage of a new report from the UK:

Companies should think of improving disability access ahead of the London 2012 Paralympics as a way of boosting business, a new Government report has claimed 

Up to a million disabled visitors are expected in London in 2012 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, bringing with them millions of pounds in business.

Disabled consumers are an often-overlooked market worth £40-£80 billion ($62-$123 billion) annually, according to the report - 2012 Legacy for Disabled People: Inclusive and Accessible Business - jointly commissioned by the Business Department and the Office for Disability Issues.

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