Under the Equality Act, all public spaces must be accessible to everyone equally, including those with disabilities and people with reduced mobility. According to the Act, reasonable adjustments and changes should be made to ensure disabled people are not at a disadvantage compared to others, and these adjustments should be anticipatory, meaning readily available. The responsibility to make these considerations often falls on local authorities. These authorities are usually responsible for schools, hospitals, recreation centres, and a host of other spaces which should be accessible. According to the Equality Act, local authorities must consider the following when designing or reviewing public spaces:
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