Wednesday, 31 October 2007

31/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Moving stories
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... Baker is also seeking a high-profile legal challenge that would be a test case for a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. Sitting in her office ...
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Website Designers Overlooking Needs of Disabled People - UU Research
University of Ulster Online - Coleraine,UK
"The Disability Discrimination Act now makes it illegal for websites providing a service to be inaccessible to disabled users yet our research has found ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

M9Blog What is Bobby?
By hatch1
It is a legal requirement - Equality is a basic democratic right and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), requires all publicly accessed websites to be compliant with Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines, an initiative ...
Hatch1's Weblog - http://hatch1.wordpress.com

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

30/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability and Employment Issues
By dariaschmidt
Some of this legislation is framed as Equal Opportunity (EO) legislation which identifies many kinds of discrimination, whilst other legislation is very specific to disability (eg Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992). ...
daria schmidt - http://lnx.neurosoft.it/wordpressmu/dariaschmidt

DCS Web Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003
A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations ...

Disability Discrimination Act 2005 2005 CHAPTER 13
(1) This Act may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act
......
Disability
Discrimination Act. 1995. Special Educational Needs ...

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) : Directgov - Disabled people
An introduction to your rights under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Disability Discrimination Act 1995
This version of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has been ... Amendments made by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 have ...

Monday, 29 October 2007

29/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Appeal for fresh thinking on autism
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Shirley Parsley, national coordinator of NAS Cymru, said, "As a lifelong social and communication disability, living with autism can often be an isolating ...
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Sunday, 28 October 2007

28/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Wheelchair Egress From Multi-Story Buildings
By malcolmschram
As a disabled person and a DDA auditor (Disability Discrimination Act) I am greatly concerned about the DDA recommendations of areas of safe refuge within multi-story buildings. The DDA states that such building should have areas of ...
the malcolm schram - http://blog.boo.uz/malcolmschram

Arbeit Macht Frei - and Everyone Else Can go to Hell
By transfattyacid(transfattyacid)
... part explains the discrepency between the offical crime figures and the British crime survey. A related issue is whether the police will be held to account for failing in there duty with regard to the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Whatever - http://trannyfattyacid.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality and Human Rights Commission diversity action plan may ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The EHRC replaced the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission on 1 October.
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Friday, 26 October 2007

26/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

WHEELCHAIR USER BANNED FOR BEING DISABLED
Express & Echo - Exeter,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act of 2005 states that any club with more than 25 members is legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to allow disabled ...
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Planning and Preparation
By Janet Anne Winn(Janet Anne Winn)
Furthermore they work with the Disability Discrimination Act, which you can find [online] available at: http://www.primarycarecontracting.nhs.uk/98.php [Accessed 8 October 2007]. When required the NHS website makes reasonable ...
JANET'S CREATIONS - http://janetscreations.blogspot.com/


 

Thursday, 25 October 2007

25/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Make bus firms fund bridge work
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
They should also take into account their disability equality duty under the Disability Discrimination Act. The local authorities that have already installed ...
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Equality superquango to cost taxpayer £22 million
Daily Mail - UK
Theresa May, party spokesman on equality, said: "People who work in the public service have a duty to spend money responsibly. "Taxpayers will want to know ...
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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

24/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Learning disabilities hate crime is "hidden", parliament told
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
In addition, mainstream services had to engage with people with learning disabilities and fully take on the Disability Equality Duty, he said. ...
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Drop in for Job Opportunities
Feedback from the workshops will be used by individual organisations for future work on their Disability Equality Duty. Transport to the event can be provided but needs to be booked in advance. To reserve a transport, Welfare Rights or ...
Durham County Council Press Releases - http://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamcc/pressrel.nsf

Monday, 22 October 2007

22/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

PAS 78 Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites
By revsorg
Crucially, following the guide might demonstrate compliance by the website owner with the UK Disability Discrimination Act which requires websites to be accessible to disabled people. PAS 78 sets out the steps that you need to follow to ...
revs.org - http://revs.org/blog

Sunday, 21 October 2007

21/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

No More Diabetes Discrimination For Ambulance Drivers, UK
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Decisions will be based purely on the medical evidence and the obligations of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). "This is fantastic news," said Simon ...
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No More Diabetes Discrimination For Ambulance Drivers, UK
Decisions will be based purely on the medical evidence and the obligations of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). [click link for full article]. Original post located at Health News from Medical News Today and syndication by ...
Health Barn - http://www.healthbarn.com

Saturday, 20 October 2007

20/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Interview: The ever-controversial Mr Phillips
PinkNews.co.uk - UK
Gay rights advocates complain that the commission's responsibilities for gender, race, age, religious and disability discrimination will leave sexual ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Tackling mental distress and stigma
By Louisefeminista(stroppybird)
Now, all worthy stuff but what I would like to say is that's nothing explicitly stated about tightening up the Disability Discrimination Act, the draconian Mental Health Act, Welfare Reform Act, Freud Review and so on… ...
stroppyblog - http://stroppyblog.blogspot.com/

Friday, 19 October 2007

19/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Loos to close as part of town centre facelift
Comet 24 - Welwyn Garden City,England,UK
... November 4, because they have fallen into a state of disrepair and do not meet the Disability Discrimination Act. Instead NHDC has allocated £127500 to ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

GSCC suggests social workers with health problems put clients at risk
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
"It creates a culture of associating disability or health conditions automatically with risk, and that is not helpful." Ian Johnston, chief executive of the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

FOI enquiry - withdrawal of .gov.uk domains
To ensure that government pays due regard to current disability legislation (the Public Sector Disability Equality Duty) and in order to meet European objectives for inclusive e-government (Riga Ministerial Declaration 2006), ...
Blether - http://www.blether.com/

Thursday, 18 October 2007

18/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Improving Air Travel for Disabled People
By allan
Amazingly, the Disability Discrimination Act currently excludes aviation. This needs to change. Discrimination anywhere is unacceptable. Arthritis Care continues to campaign on this issue, and I strongly support their efforts.
Allan Andrews - http://www.allanandrews.co.uk

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

UK a Public Sector Disability Equality Duty: Trade Union Responses
By LabGlob 2007(LabGlob 2007)
In the UK a Public Sector Disability Equality Duty has been drawn up which gives advice on how the law can be used by trade unions to strengthen their negotiating position with employers subject to the Disability Equality Duty. ...
Global Disability - http://globaldisability.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

16/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Speech defects legal Q&A
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Although stammering can, in more extreme cases, constitute a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), for many, it seems acceptable to find ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Catering for everyone, by Vivienne Russell
By sjhhanlon
Catering for everyone, by Vivienne Russell (PF 16/2/07). Lots of stuff on Disability Equality Duty.
Steven's SBM Research - http://sjhhanlon.wordpress.com

Monday, 15 October 2007

15/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability: time to review your policies
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, disabled people have the legal right to fair treatment, while the DDA of 2005 imposed a duty on public ...
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Diversity - a question of positive motives
PersonnelToday.com - UK
... points out that this carries the same penalties as any other form of discrimination, with the exception of the Disability Discrimination Act. "Awards of ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Courtesy shown to a wheelchair shopper
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
... Partick, Govan, etc would all fail abysmally in the Disability Discrimination Act. The fact that the few high street stores that do provide access are ...
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Friday, 12 October 2007

12/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

re: DDA2005 Disability Discrimination Act 2005
I meant, why doesn't the helpline give advice on the most recent part of the Act, why only state DDA 1995? This could lead people to look up the 1995 part and be completely unaware of the newer legislation, which includes us.
MSS discussions - Everyday Living - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

Inclusion — A Delusion?
By Paul Canning(Paul Canning)
He is not apologetic, talks over me, and only after prompting by Ann, my colleague, takes the information I have printed off about the Disability Discrimination Act as it relates to visually impaired people and Guide Dogs. ...
The Cambridge Way To Be Awards - http://cambridge-waytobe.blogspot.com/

Tenant defending s21 claim under the DDA 1995
By Tessa(Tessa)
... by a landlord who tells me that his tenant is defending, or rather seeking to overturn, a possession order obtained via the accelerated procedure under section 21, under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
The Landlord Law Blog - http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 11 October 2007

11/10/2007#1

World Sight Day sees Les on his bike!


 


 

Today is World Sight Day and one enthusiastic cyclist is keen to show the world what it means to be visually impaired.


 

Les Turner, who lives in an independent living apartment at the Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind in Blackpool, has recently taken delivery of a tandem so that he can get out for bike rides and enjoy the sea breeze on Blackpool's prom.


 

Accompanied by his friend Alan Bagot, who used to work at the home, Les enjoys the rides out and about on the Fylde coast, weather permitting of course. Alan is at the front end of the bike and is the lead for Les, who is registered blind but is keen to stay as independent as possible. His love of the open road drove him to take permanent possession of the tandem; he first started riding over twenty years ago when the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, who run the home, first started its tandem club but dwindling numbers of volunteers to take the lead seat meant the club's bikes were put in storage. Les has now revived this activity for himself with Alan's help and the support of the Society.


 

The Chief Executive of the Blind Society, Kevin Winkley, said "Les was keen to do something that would give him exercise and at the same time get him outdoors so cycling was an obvious choice. We had a spare tandem and Alan was a willing volunteer – on the whole a winning combination!"


 

Kevin went on to say "As a local charity we rely on the support of the local community to enable us to continue to provide services for visually impaired people living in this area. We are, of course, very grateful to all those who have supported us by making donations, remembering us in their Wills, or giving up their time to help as volunteers. If anyone would like any information about the Society, its free services or about becoming a volunteer they can reach us on [01253] 362692."


 



 


 

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For further information please contact Kevin Winkley, Chief Executive, the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, on 01253 362685.


 

11/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

A rash of nappies
Times Online - UK
And, whereas nurseries often used to refuse admission to children over the age of 2¾ who weren't toilet-trained, under the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Who has the best human rights job?
Times Online - UK
But the new Equality Act also irons out some of the red tape surrounding enforcement powers, making them easier to use. As important, discrimination on ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Employment Law - Discrimination - Disability Discrimination - Duty ...
By lianacprs
The employer submitted that the tribunal had erred in failing to consider justification for the breach of duty pursuant to s.5(4) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the Act). It argued that the tribunal ought to have addressed ...
liana good time blog - http://2iter.com/lianacprs

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

10/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

£120000 refurb to spend a penny
Cotswold Journal - UK
The new scheme will provide two direct access cubicles for ladies, one fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act, and a gents cubicle also ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New polling station for Kirkwall voters
By info@orkneytoday.co.uk

The reasons given by OIC for the change included that a complaint about poor access to the Town Hall had been received after the May elections. The new St Magnus Centre complies completely with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Orkney Today RSS - http://www.orkneytoday.co.uk

Dealing With Staff Sickness
By Kate
... any underlying cause of frequent absence may be as a result of a disability. If there is any possibility that your employee may be disabled, you will need to consider your obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
Hairdressers Journal Interactive... - http://www.hji.co.uk/blogs/business/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Bars face 'open your loos to all' rules
Liverpool Echo - UK
... association with anti-social behaviour and the fact they did not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. "In Liverpool, many shops, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Accessible Websites: US Court Decision
By Miles
The Disability Discrimination Act covers UK websites. Abilitynet can give you advice and a free accessibility check of your own charity's website. The ICT Hub publish an excellent free Web Accessibility Pack which we'd recommend to all ...
London Region ICT Champion - http://www.lasa.org.uk/ictchampion


 

Monday, 8 October 2007

08/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

European court to rule on UK disability discrimination ban
Guardian Unlimited - UK
By contrast, the Race Relations Act speaks of discrimination "on grounds of race" and the courts have held that this includes discrimination because of an ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Deaf-blind city manjoins disability rally
By Miss-Delectable
He added his name to a petition – which has more than one million signatures – to challenge the EU's failure to honour its promise to bring forward a law against disability discrimination. Mr Hicks (46), a talented sportsman who has set ...
AllDeaf.com - Deaf News - http://www.alldeaf.com

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Welcome to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
On 1 October 2007 the three equality commissions merged into the new Equality and Human Rights Commission:. Commission for Racial Equality (CRE); Disability
...

Disability Equality Duty - The DRC
The Disability Equality Duty will have a major impact on the lives of disabled people and will radically shift the way public authorities deliver their ...

Sunday, 7 October 2007

07/10/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

US Retailer To Be Sued Over Inaccessible Site
By Leesy
We also have the DDA, the Disability Discrimination Act. [...] I can tell you from this side of the fence that the DDA is a very weak piece of legislation as it is. We don't to date have any case law regarding websites but even if there ...
Leesy's Lounge - http://www.ltheobald.co.uk

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Eversheds update service providers on accessibility under the ...
Retail Bulletin - Croydon,UK
These can include the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (which replaces the Disability Rights Commission) supporting claims against the service ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Hundreds in disability laws protest
Channel 4 News - London,UK
Disabled people from all over Europe have converged on Brussels for a mass rally demanding EU-wide laws banning all forms of disability discrimination. ...
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Adapting behaviour policies to new powers
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
... those contained in equality legislation, such as the Disability Discrimination Act, and the governors' duty of care for the health and welfare of staff. ...
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Call to teachers with disabilities
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, public bodies should have a clearly defined scheme which sets out how the organisation will engage and interact ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination
By anandmummycraft
It was agreed that she was disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). Failure to make a reasonable adjustment The duty to make reasonable adjustments under the DDA arises when a provision, criterion or ...
woof poof anand - http://1blog.ru/anandmummycraft

The Importance of Correct WC (Toilet) Facilities For Disabled People
By neilaalink
By Robin Kettle As a disabled person, I find it disturbing that many hotels, restaurants and shops that offer disabled WC facilities are not only failing under their duties of the Disability Discrimination Act but are in fact putting ...
neila's yet another blog - http://blogs.internetcommunity.ca/neilaalink


 

Thursday, 4 October 2007

04/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mass rally to demand EU action on disabled rights
EUPolitix.com - Brussels,Belgium
"Europe rightly outlawed race discrimination seven years ago, and at that time promised there would be no hierarchy of discrimination and that a disability
...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

HARLOW: New home for swimming club
Harlow and Bishop's The Citizen - UK
Specialists have been called in to investigate faults with the electrical system, hot water system, ceiling struts, windows and Disability Discrimination ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Supermarket shoppers commit disability crime
Craegmoor News - UK
... chairman of the Disability Rights Commission, commented: "Supermarkets need to understand that their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Peter Tatchell finds that Gibraltar is failing UK and EU human ...
gibfocus.gi - Gibraltar
Disabled people have limited legal protection against discrimination. To remedy this failing, legislation similar to Britain's Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Tuesday, 2 October 2007

02/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Focus on couples with children and first-time buyers in tax plans
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
The new Commission for Equality and Human Rights, set up today as the single watchdog on tackling discrimination, will be a "toothless tiger" without more ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New Equality and Human Rights Commission aims for fairer Britain
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
The CEHR was established by the Equality Act 2006 as a single equality body with responsibility for challenging discrimination across society. ...
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Case of the week: Tribunal right to extend time for disabled claimant
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Despite receiving advice from his wife, trade union and doctor that he was probably 'disabled' for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Eisai Limited v National Institute for Health and Clinical ...
By Clarendon Chambers(Clarendon Chambers)
It was submitted that the Guidance breached the Race Relations Act 1976 (RRA) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). The Alzheimer's Society relied on the specific obligations placed on public authorities under section 19B of ...
Clarendon Chambers Public Law... - http://clarendonplt.blogspot.com/

Disability and Employment Issues
Some of this legislation is framed as Equal Opportunity (EO) legislation which identifies many kinds of discrimination, whilst other legislation is very specific to disability (eg Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992). ...
mellisentgumb's Xanga - http://www.xanga.com/mellisentgumb

Monday, 1 October 2007

01/10/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

58K FOR DISMISSAL
ic Newcastle.co.uk - Newcastle,England,UK
However, the company had contravened certain sections of the Disability Discrimination Act. The tribunal said: "We are satisfied that the respondent failed ...
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Disabled Discrimination Act
By admin
Related Products about disabled discrimination act. Anita Silvers, Mary Briody Mahowald, David Wasserman - Disability, Difference, Discrimination : Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy ... Jeffrey G. ...
Hall Celebrities - http://hallcelebrities.com

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

DRC: Government and NHS complacency to tackle killer diseases.
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
The DRC has identified 8 Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) who are failing to comply with the Disability Equality Duty which came into force in December ...
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New equality body opens its doors
BBC News - UK
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) will look after age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty
45000 public bodies across Great Britain are covered by the Disability Equality
Duty (DED), which came into