This idea is important as such a large and striking hole has not been filled in the justice system. With this law being implimented, we can finally protect disabled people and get closer to the goal of becoming a tolerant society which people can live safely in.
Nowadays disabled people (both mentally and physically) have to endure some unforgivable comments from ignorant people regarding their disability. I have seen this time and time again and considering we're living in an apparantly tolerant society which punishes racial abuse, it is striking that such abuse against disabled people is seen as being fine by the law. The government should try and restore faith in the disabled community and make it clear to the ignorant portion of the public that such abuse will not be tolerated and will be acted upon just as seriously as racial abuse.