PIX: Sally Hyder’s humiliation at lack of bookshop ramp


Disabled author Sally Hyder has condemned a major bookseller after she was forced to get out of her wheelchair and walk to the official launch of her own memoirs.

Hyder, a 48-year-old mother of three, said she was humiliated as a result of Blackwell’s failure to provide an access ramp to their Edinburgh store.

The firm, one of the most famous names in bookselling in the UK, has apologised for the blunder.

But disability groups said Blackwell’s had opened itself to potential legal action by failing to provide Hyder with suitable access.

The incident happened last Sunday at the launch of Finding Harmony, Hyder’s book about her struggle with MS and how she has been helped by her pet dog, Harmony.

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