Monday, 31 December 2007

31/12/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

What is DSA for? - more detail
By SGS(SGS)
have a Duty to Promote Disability Equality
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport/administrators/dsp_section_112.shtml The Revised Code of Practice for Post-16 Education provides more context for the relationship between DSA funding ...
DSA Assessor Blog - http://dsa-assessor.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 29 December 2007

29/12/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Why Accessibility Is Easy
By nicolastoh37586(nicolastoh37586)
The issue bubbles away in boardrooms even now as legal teams scramble to advise their clients on the best way to conform to changes in the Disability Discrimination Act, Section 508, and other such legislative decrees from various ...
Nicolas Toh21613 - http://nicolastoh5969.blogspot.com/

Some context for DSA : determining 'disablity'
By SGS(SGS)
The DSA Guidance points out "there is no requirementor provision within the regulations to apply the definition of disability contained in the Disability Discrimination Act". The DSA is funding related to the context of university study ...
DSA Assessor Blog - http://dsa-assessor.blogspot.com/

Friday, 28 December 2007

28/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Ormskirk gallery closes for 3 months
Champion Newspapers - Southport,England,UK
The cafe will be extended, new toilets and baby changing units added and disabled access improved to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Appointments to the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
netPR.pl (komunikaty prasowe) - Poland
... for the production of the DRC's Code of Practice to the new duties of Transport Operators created by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Some context for DSA : legislation
By SGS(SGS)
Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA 2005) - This places a duty on public sector bodies to promote disability equality (Disability Equality Duty) in all aspects of their work and also broadens the definition of disability. ...
DSA Assessor Blog - http://dsa-assessor.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Subway on track to carry 14m passengers in a year
Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
... introducing a hi-tech maintenance system, a new public announcement system and work necessary to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. This ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Blind woman wins £1500 from charity
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
The four-figure sum, which included costs, was awarded at Newcastle Crown Court after it found the charity in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability
By admin1
But what exactly does a disability mean? What kind of disability does the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) contemplate when it classifies certain individuals as "disabled?" In order for someone [...]
Life Info Zone.com - http://www.lifeinfozone.com/

Monday, 24 December 2007

24/12/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Imagine the reaqctions I get ...
By Wendy & Caesar(Wendy & Caesar)
... soft surface, wheelchair accessible (for pick up), safe so the dog can releieve off lead and so on ... I suspcet increasingly, under the new Disability Equality Duty we shall see dog releiving areas at major venues. ...
Wheels & Paws - http://wheelsnpaws.blogspot.com/

Sunday Times article & my communication with the Sunday Times
By Alison Bryan
The Disability Equality Duty places an obligation on public services for "public authorities [including the DoH] take responsibility for tackling institutional disability-related discrimination", and to undertake measures to include us. ...
Stop Eugenics! - http://stopeugenics.org

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Charities celebrate high court win
Harrow Times - UK
... and whether it is compatible with the areas of the Disability Discrimination Act that were set out to safeguard the rights of people with a disability. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Podcasts - Is Transcription a Good Idea?
By Greate Way(Greate Way)
This is particularly pertinent now, since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Communications Act 2003 encourage the provision of full accessible content for all broadcasts. The sound files can help the visually impaired while ...
Podcasting - http://podcasting-gw.blogspot.com/

Friday, 21 December 2007

21/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled people win legal victory
Craegmoor News - UK
... QC said the council had not properly considered "the seriousness and extent of the duties which it owed under the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act". ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Freelance
By Mister S(Mister S)
And I'm sure the Disability Discrimination Act was duly complied with. Your honour. So confronted with a frosty, patronising sandwich on the one hand or unemployment/acquiring a new job/careeer on the ohter I decided to look into my ...
My MS Blog - http://my-multiple-sclerosis.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 20 December 2007

20/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled rights campaigners win High Court victory over Harrow Council
24dash - Hereford,UK
Disability rights campaigners claimed an important legal victory today when the High Court declared that a local council acted unlawfully in deciding to ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Law in practice: disability
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced to make sure employers don't overlook talented staff simply because they have a disability. ...
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Restaurant refused blind friends
BBC News - UK
The restaurant owners apologised and admitted a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. The Imperial City is now under new ownership. ...
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Disabled people still denied taxis
Craegmoor News - UK
Despite the fact that the Disability Discrimination Act has been in place for over 12 years, some drivers are getting away with snubbing disabled passengers ...
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Pub rapped for trying to eject woman with guide dog
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
Police turned up and advised staff that legally guide dogs are allowed into hotels and other public places under the Disability Discrimination Act. Mrs ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

CAMPAIGN UPDATE AND SUMMARY OF LAST MONTH ADDRESS TO OXFORD CITY ...
By Richard(Richard)
The obstruction of shop entrances caused by crowds forming around popular acts has caused access difficulties – breach of Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – and considerable loss of custom, thus revenue ...
Anti-Nuisance Busking Oxford... - http://anboxford.blogspot.com/

The fight-back against a "ghastly dehumanised moron" picks up pace
By Not a sheep(Not a sheep)
Ken's reasoning for introducing the bendy bus was that it (unlike the Routemaster) complied with the Disability Discrimination Act, which had to be complied with by 2017. Of course the introduction of these "Chariots of Fire" has lead ...
Not a sheep - http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.com/

Mental Health - a Guide to Disability Discrimination for the Invisible
By Justice for S&B NHS Garden Centre Workers(mandy lifeboats appeal)
I have been having a bit of a to do with my NHS Trust, its PCT and the Healthcare Commission recently over getting them to act in accordance with their published Disability Equality Schemes and acknowledge my disability as an issue in ...
mandy lifeboats ahoy - http://mandylifeboatsahoy1.blogspot.com/


 

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

19/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Birmingham schools to get improved disabled access
Builder and Engineer - UK
All work will be completed in accordance with Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and the stringent requirements laid out in the Building Regulations and ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Vision-Impaired IT Worker Wins Discrimination Case
By Peter Gold
The Labour Court in Dublin concluded that Martin O'Sullivan 'was denied an opportunity to undertake an integral and otherwise integral part of the selection process because of his disability. This meant that the whole selection process ...
E-recruitment in Retail - http://blog.hirestrategies.co.uk/erecruitment/


 

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

18/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Peer in wheelchair: nine taxis refused me
This is London - London,England,UK
... could not proceed as the appropriate taxi regulations sections of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act 2005 had not been implemented after 12 years. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Preaching Not Practising. Web Accessibility And Governmental ...
By Robin(Robin)
The US government has Section 508 legislation enforcing various accessibility standards, the UK references web standards in the Disability Discrimination Act, and the European Union and United Nations both have accessibility policies. ...
Fog of Eternity - http://www.fogofeternity.com/blog.aspx


 

Monday, 17 December 2007

17/12/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Of orthopaedic footwear and possession orders
By contact
these defendants will not be discriminated against under the Disability Discrimination Act. I would imagine that there could have been a strong counter of justification to a DDA argument. But none of this is raised in the appeal. ...
Nearly Legal - http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog

Argh! GO AWAY!
By Sammi(Customers Suck!)
We KNOW it's technically against the Disability Discrimination Act, but it's not our fault and the gubbimint has told us that we're ok as the building is listed. PLEASE don't shout at me, PLEASE don't threaten to call the government and ...
can i help you with something? - http://community.livejournal.com/customerssuck/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Introduction
This section provides information on the disability equality duty. ... The Disability
Equality Duty came into force on 4 December 2006. ...

Saturday, 15 December 2007

15/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

New disabled rights bid launched
24dash - Hereford,UK
Better coordination of "best practice" would ensure a "duty" was placed on authorities to provide proper services for disabled people. ...
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Thursday, 13 December 2007

13/12/2007

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By pelagial25
Disability Discrimination Act (1995, extended in 2005), it is unlawful for organisations to discriminate (treat a disabled person less favourably, for reasons related to the persons disability , without justification) in employment; ...
pelagial25 blog - http://designthings.nl/pelagial25

Jack Straw plays "what if?"
... such as the extension of the Human Rights Act to "public authorities" (his quotation marks, his lack of real explanation); the gift of the Freedom of Information Act to lucky journalists; and the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Westmonster - http://www.westmonster.com/


 

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

12/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Labour's decade is liberty's best since the vote was won
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... toughened race laws and duties for everyone against indirect and direct discrimination, the Disability Discrimination Act, a minimum wage, ...
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

11/12/2007

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme 2006
Many NDPBs are themselves covered by the disability equality duty and will be ... 1.24 The disability equality duty requires the Scottish Executive to ...

Disability Equality Duty
The Disability Equality Duty (the Duty) came into force on Monday, December 4th 2006. The Duty is an important new duty aimed at promoting disability
...

The Disability Equality Duty
The duty to promote disability equality, or the general duty, requires all public authorities, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the ...

ODI - Disability Equality Duty
How the Department for Communities and Local Government is taking forward the recommendations of the 'Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People' report.

City College - Disability - Disability Equality Scheme
The new Disability Equality Duty (2006) furthers the requirements and responsibilities of public bodies including education providers. ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Lav lads and ladies scoop top award
The Argus.co.uk - Brighton,UK
New equipment has been installed and sites are being updated to bring them in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
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The cycle of deprivation
Guardian Unlimited - UK
More recent amendments such as the 2001 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act have extended the remit of disability anti-discrimination legislation ...
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Day centre service cuts 'disgraceful'
East Anglian Daily Times - Ipswich,England,UK
The current in-house day service at Wheatcroft would be withdrawn as the building is not Disability Discrimination Act compliant and the required remedial ...
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Pay for parking in five languages
Dorset Echo - England,UK
"These meters are also compliant with disability discrimination act requirements." Eagle House Gardens in Langton Road car parks in Blandford could go up to ...
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Delight as new lift makes life easier
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - Kettering,England,UK
He said that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 does not mention mobility scooters, but that "in the spirit of the act" Land Securities had installed a ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Good Weather for DUCKs
By Christian Darkin(Christian Darkin)
John is now one of the governors of Jamie's (his son)'s school and has been given the job of access auditing it for disability discrimination act compliance. It's amazing that someone with no experience is being asked to check the ...
Christian Darkin - http://christiandarkin.blogspot.com/

lawaknya+malu
By nooralina(nooralina)
If a person is Dyscalculaic then they are covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Special Educational Needs Act(SEDA) in the UK. I think there is equivalent or similar laws in the uS.
nooralina's - http://nooralina.blogspot.com/

Monday, 10 December 2007

10/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Dealing with disability
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Since December 2006, all public authorities have been subject to the Disability Equality Duty. This requires them, in the carrying out of their public ...
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Sunday, 9 December 2007

09/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Ban stiles and kissing gates: a demand too far
Daelnet - Skipton,England,UK
... in the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. This toughened up the already quite strict laws to allow disabled people, and particularly wheelchair users, ...
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What DCS Thinks about the Kissing Gates and Stiles issue.

The first thing that springs to mind is whether the original report was a rather exaggerated attempt by a news paper to create an eye stopping headline. Yes, we already know wheelchair users have problems accessing stiles (a bit obvious really) and kissing gates, but is there any point in doing something about them if they are in the middle of a muddy swamp or half way up a mountain and are either rarely or never going to be used by a wheelchair user?

Remember that the DDA only requires reasonable adjustments to be made?

Well, here is a simple but sensible solution, I know it is not new idea but it is a good one:-

Action for Better Access are already running a scheme which Star Rates service providers on the level of accessibility on offer and is designed to give a guideline to any disabled person as to whether the service is likely to be accessible for their level of disability.

Now wouldn't it be far better to change the stiles and kissing gates on the wheelchair accessible paths?

That is the ones where there is a reasonable chance of a wheelchair or ambulant disabled person being able to get from one end to the other and leave the rest as they are?

Then Star Rate all footpaths for accessibility so that disabled users can them check out before turning up with the expectation of using them, when clearly they would not be able to. That will avoid any disappointment and a wasted journey. The powers that be should speak to Action for Better Access and get the ball rolling or should I say the wheelchair?

Friday, 7 December 2007

07/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Prejudice Against the Disabled Still Rife in the Workplace
PR Newswire UK (press release) - London,UK
"It's shocking that more than a decade after the Disability Discrimination Act came into force there is still prejudice against the disabled at work. ...
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Discrimination against disabled still rife, says report
PersonnelToday.com - UK
When it came to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), almost 80% of respondents felt their knowledge of the legislation was either reasonable or good, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Take This Job and Shove It?- The Constructive Dismissal Conundrum
By Seal67(Seal67)
Frankly If you believe your Employer has been guilty of discrimination, which in itself amounts to a fundamental breach of contract, you may be advised to file a Claim for Sex, Race or Disability Discrimination, because these do not ...
Seal67 - http://subliminalcodesintext.blogspot.com/

12/10 - Human Rights Day
By Sarah
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such ...
This closet isn't big enough... - http://biggercloset.wordpress.com

London's communities to be consulted over new strategy to ...
By info24news(info24news)
... sets out to deliver more effective policing by: * Ensuring the public has accessible and friendly police facilities in the heart of local communities, closer to crime hotspots and compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
3 m news - Nachrichten - http://info24news.myblog.de

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

05/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

04/12/07: Government has robbed post offices of revenue
Eastbourne Herald - Eastbourne,England,UK
... such as the Disability Discrimination Act. Quite frankly it is, in most cases, the shop or other business activity that subsidises the post office. ...
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Disability rights help everyone
What PC? - UK
... channels has fundamentally altered the lives of many none more so than the 10 million-plus people covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mental illness as a disability
By Han7777777
Definitions in the Children Act 1989 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. A child is disabled if he is blind, deaf or dumb or suffers from a mental disorder of any kind or is substantially and permanently handicapped by ...
RecoverYourLife.com Forums - http://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum

TUC launches campaign against HIV discrimination at work
By Office Head
And although discrimination on grounds of HIV infection is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act - many people living with HIV face unfair treatment at work. The TUC advice, written jointly with the National AIDS Trust, ...
The OfficeCentral Office Blog - http://www.officeblog.co.uk

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

04/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Who'll really benefit ?
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Despite the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, employers still seem to be able to discriminate fairly easily against disabled people. ...
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Housing misery for old people
Weston & Somerset Mercury - eston-super-Mare,England,UK
... vulnerable people are not being supported properly and half of common areas in the 4200 homes do not meet Disability Discrimination Act requirements. ...
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Disability special report: Opening doors to employment
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act has attracted a lot of criticism for being too vague. How can businesses get more clarity on their legal responsibilities? ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

TUC launches campaign against HIV discrimination at work
By The Newsroom
And although discrimination on grounds of HIV infection is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act - many people living with HIV face unfair treatment at work. The TUC advice, written jointly with the National AIDS Trust, ...
xPRESS Digest - http://www.xpressdigest.org.uk

Case of AirAsia and its provisions for People With Disabilities
By Ivan Chew
... its route to Coventry, UK met a hitch when "disability advocates there [in UK], having learned of their practices, and have alerted officials to review the company's practices in light of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)". ...
sgLEAD - http://sglead.wordpress.com

Mainstream Madness
By samedifference1
If we don't, the Disability Discrimination Act seems like a waste of time and paper. Before I go, I have a message for the police officers who told Anne Novis that because she was not physically harmed, it was not a crime, ...
Remembering the Ability in Disability - http://samedifference1.wordpress.com

Monday, 3 December 2007

03/12/2007

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Well-meaning but heading down the path to oblivion
Liverpool Daily Post - Liverpool,UK
This particular strand of rural micro-management started with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, but it seems that local authorities have only just ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Rustic disablism-----Oh dear...
By h.hoffman
1995 Disability Discrimination Act:. The Act rules that public services should make 'reasonable adjustments' to allow disabled access and some councils have interpreted it as meaning that kissing gates - ...
Britannia Radio - No one else... - http://britanniaradio.co.uk

DCS Web Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13)
This version of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 is published under the authority and superintendence of the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament and ...

Sunday, 2 December 2007

02122007

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

79% of schools say non-teaching roles increase teaching and learning
Online Recruitment - UK
The increase in SEN workers (36%) is also encouraging given the introduction of the Disability Equality Duty last year and the inclusion in policy and ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞LINks∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞
By micox(micox)
Will the procurement process require the host to fully observe the Disability Equality Duty? I am asking these questions in my capacity as: a) An ordinary service user and citizen of Norfolk; b) An independent monitor of PPI operation ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

Another Positive Mental Health Outcome ?
By Justice for S&B NHS Garden Centre Workers(mandy lifeboats appeal)
Nowhere within their report did Mr Bell or Ms Gallaiano address Des' core allegation of disability discrimination and the barriers it imposed to using a service even though both their Trust's have a Disability Equality Duty and have ...
mandy lifeboats ahoy - http://mandylifeboatsahoy1.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Be aware about HIV in the workplace
Swindon Advertiser - Swindon,England,UK
And although discrimination on grounds of HIV infection is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act - many people living with HIV face unfair ...
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Sport and disability
EurActiv - Brussels,Belgium
The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities , adopted in March 2007, protects disabled people from all kinds of discrimination and covers ...
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Kissing gates and stiles 'breach Act'
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Stiles and kissing gates may have to be replaced for fear that they are in breach of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. The Act rules that public ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

UK's Mental Health Charities & Services Refuse to Address their ...
By Justice for S&B NHS Garden Centre Workers(mandy lifeboats appeal)
Unfortunately, like most other UK mental health charities Mind is outspoken when it comes to pointing the finger outside of the Department of Health or at wider society but suspiciously very unwilling to tackle stigma and discrimination
...
mandy lifeboats ahoy - http://mandylifeboatsahoy1.blogspot.com/

loos of the year
New equipment has been installed and work continues, wherever possible, to update all accessible sites to bring them in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Loo of the Year Awards are run independently, by the British ...
Brighton & Hove City Council... - http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Discrimination | World AIDS Day
By Gareth Vorster
And although discrimination on grounds of HIV infection is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act - many people living with HIV face unfair treatment at work, according to the TUC. A recent survey found that majority of workers ...
Editors Blog - http://www.personneltoday.com/blogs/human-resources-news/

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT - reasonable adaptations
By anoneemouse
My employer is now stating that they dont have to do this any longer - unless the disability is such that the worker concerned has to have various adaptations to cope with their disability in their leisure time. ...
MoneySavingExpert.com Forums - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com