Friday, 29 February 2008

29/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

UK travel websites fail disabled users
BizReport - USA
... despite laws in place (1995 Disability Discrimination Act) that require disabled people receive the same level of service that other customers expect. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Writing Beyond Disability Stereotypes and Heading towards the Light
By carriejones(Through The Tollbooth)
An editorial in the British Medical Journal recently put it well: 'The history of epilepsy is 3000 years of ignorance, stigma and discrimination and 100 years of knowledge, stigma and discrimination.'" (Galatzer) ...
Through The Tollbooth - http://community.livejournal.com/thru_the_booth/

re: Car Insurance increase due to PPMS
First thing that comes to mind is the disability discrimination act. I would suggest that the increase in the insurance premium is discriminating against you. But it would not suprise me if the cunning / devious inurance company has ...
MSS discussions - Primary Progressive MS - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

Inconvenience at village convenience
The work, which costs £25000, includes gutting the toilets, renewing all inside walls and bringing the conveniences up to date and to meet Disability Discrimination Act legislation. Cllr William Richardson, Shepway's Cabinet Member for ...
Hawkinge Gazette - http://www.localrags.co.uk/

Thursday, 28 February 2008

28/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Hot stuff at school
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser - Barnstaple,England,UK
Topics covered will include health and safety, Disability Discrimination Act, environmental health, risk assessment and insurance. For more information and ...
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Abortion For Disability Is Discrimination Against The Disabled ...
By admin
On Monday, 28th January, in the House of Lords, Baroness Masham, will continue her valiant battle to remove discrimination against the disabled from the Abortion Act. It is a shameful fact, in a country claiming to have reached a high ...
Medical,Health News and Articles - http://03530.com

27/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Access improved at click of mouse
Bradford Telegraph Argus - Bradford,England,UK
The tour is down to work by staff in the Disability Discrimination Act task team and has cost £60000 in total including the equipment. ...
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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

26/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Paxton launches long range reader
Info4Security - London,England,UK
It will also help sites to provide access for the disabled as required in the disability discrimination act, something every business needs to be aware of. ...
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Monday, 25 February 2008

23/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Disability Discrimination Bill
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... disabled people was the Disability Discrimination Bill, which was introduced into Parliament on 25 November 2004. The bill widened the remit of the Act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Iran: Islamic Law - Elderly Man Sentenced To Jail, Lashes, For ...
By Giraldus Cambrensis
In Britain, for example, even though the Disability Discrimination Act prevents cab drivers from refusing guide dogs in their vehicles, the law is regularly flaunted. Even the BBC uses a cab firm where a Muslim driver has refused to ...
Western Resistance - http://www.westernresistance.com/

25/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Station project is on track
Hunts Post - Huntingdon,England,UK
TRAIN operator First Capital Connect is set to revamp the booking hall at St Neots station to make it comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
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Disability judged at time of act of bias
Times Online - UK
In his Lordship's judgment, if employers were to avoid the sanctions which might result from disability discrimination, they must first decide whether the ...
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Friday, 22 February 2008

22/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Apology over guide dog snub
Leamington Observer - Leamington Spa,Warwickshire,UK
It is an offence under the Disability Discrimination Act for any restaurant, shop or business to refuse admission to a working assistance dog and Mr Foulds ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Town Centre Gym
By WardBunny(WardBunny)
People won't stop driving as close as possible to the shop that they want to visit and the Disability Discrimination Act stops them destroying the elevators and escalators. So is it going to change anything? NO! ...
WardBunny's Coffee Break - http://wardbunny.blogspot.com/

Doctorin' the job description
By Anthony Karl Page(Anthony Karl Page)
... against employers who still refuse to employ people with disabilities which do not affect their core job, and remove all exemptions from the Disability Discrimination Act (a number of employers are still exempt, eg the military). ...
- http://akp-politics.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 21 February 2008

21/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Local Involvement Nitworks
By micox(micox)
I said as a sometime UNISON representative I was rather surprised to hear this and did he consider matters such as rural proofing and observance of the Disability Equality Duty would also "take their eye off the ball. ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

20/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination Act means rethinking redeployment and ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is now comfortably into its second decade, but for employers and employees alike, there remain certain grey ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Time limitation on disability discrimination defence?
By contact
Post Malcolm, or even post Romano, there is a prima facie case for an application to set aside the SPO either as unlawful as Disability Discrimination, or as client has a defence and didn't attend hearing for a good reason. ...
Nearly Legal - http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog

(DWP) Disabled people reap the rewards of the Disability
...

Public knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) increased significantly between 1996 and 2006, and according to new research released today, the Act has improved the lives of disabled people across the board - from their ...
GNN RSS - http://www.gnn.gov.uk/content/

Q&A's from Stakeholder meeting 12.12.07
By Ebbw Vale working team(Ebbw Vale working team)
The building will have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act requirements. It will be possible to put a lift in the building to enable access to the first floor. There are opportunities to put ramps inside and outside. ...
Ebbw Vale Institute - http://ebbwvaleinstitute.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

19/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Raising the Standard
By Majeed Saleh
... I was appointed internet campaigns officer at RNIB; and Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force, which extended the act's provisions to services and service providers, including websites. ...
E-Access Blog - http://www.headstar.com/eablive

At last someone's mentioned "The Law Reform (Contributory ...
By Philip
The Tribunal at first instance made no deduction of compensation for disability discrimination under the above act. The EAT lays open the possibility that awards for discrimination in Tribunals could have percentage deductions if there ...
PJH Law - Employment Law Blog - http://www.pjhlaw.co.uk/blog

Monday, 18 February 2008

17/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Labour regulations 'cost firms £66bn'
The Press Association -
According to the Chamber's report, other regulations which placed a high burden on firms included those on disability discrimination, sale and supply of ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

doc_127
By mrnizul
A Good Practice Checklist intended for people planning and putting on events or producing or publishing information Produced by the Disability Strand (W3) Ensuring inclusionIntroduction The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) ...
Docstoc feed for: business - http://www.docstoc.com/documents/most-recent/

re: OH APPOINTMENT
... but they were great and just clarified what I wanted...such as did I want to reduce my hours etc...They also reminded my emplyers that I am covered by the disability discrimination act. don't worry it was a positive experience. ...
MSS discussions - New Diagnosis... - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

re: OH APPOINTMENT
Don't worry too much, check the disability discrimination act, I don't thnk they are able to sack you, they have to make reasonable adjustments for your working life!! Have you got any representatives or anyone in HR can that can offer ...
MSS discussions - New Diagnosis... - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

16/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

GUIDE DOG ORDEAL
Hackney Gazette - London,England,UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, it is illegal for hoteliers and restaurant owners to refuse to serve a disabled person for reasons relating to ...
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re: Work
Anyway there is the the Disability Discrimination Act which now includes MS so employers can't discriminate against you or try to hold you back. There's information about this through the society, I've got booklets about this so if i ...
MSS discussions - Young People - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

Brockley Cross Action Group update
By Brockley Nick(Brockley Nick)
Another factor that must be considered is the big changes on the way for the whole station: in particular, improved access to make the station comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, and the possible introduction of ticket ...
Brockley Central - http://brockleycentral.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

CareerWise - Disability Equality Duty - AOL Video
Peter Curran explores the Disability Equality Duty, providing an insight into the provisions made for teachers with disabilities. He starts with a foc...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Who Let The Dogs In?
By Luke Akehurst(Luke Akehurst)
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, amended 2005, it is illegal for hoteliers and restaurant owners to refuse to serve a disabled person for reasons relating to their disability and since 2001 taxi drivers have been obliged to ...
Luke Akehurst's Blog - http://lukeakehurstsblog.blogspot.com/

Friday, 15 February 2008

15/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Councillor wins battle to clear name after workmate's death
Exmouth Journal - UK
Exmouth and East Devon Lib Dem councillor Steve Wragg, 50, of Victoria Road, won the case for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination against the ...
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For Better not Worse: Epilepsy Best Practice
Allmediascotland - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
... binding requirement that all employers have to give support under the Disability Discrimination Act. Even if no employee has epilepsy at the moment, ...
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Assistance dogs plea goes to Downing Street
Midhurst and Petworth Today - Midhurst,England,UK
... travelled to Downing Street to campaign against the discrimination they face from service providers, despite the Disability Discrimination Act. Canine ...
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Thursday, 14 February 2008

14/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled people must have access to all areas of daily life says N ...
eGov monitor - London,UK
The draft Disability Discrimination (Private Clubs, Etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008, which were laid in draft before the Assembly on 31 December ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Edmonton Green Is Right on Track!
By Andy(Andy)
The funding is designed to meet the measures set out in the Disability Discrimination Act, and will go towards the construction of obstacle-free, accessible routes to ensure that the stations are more accessible to all. ...
Andy Love MP - http://andylovemp.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

12/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Will the Advocate General's opinion lead to rewriting of the ...
Scotsman - United Kingdom
However, as Coleman is not herself disabled, her circumstances would seem not to be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). ...
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Plea to help disabled staff
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A LOTHIANS MP has added his support to a Commons appeal to raise employers' awareness of the Disability Discrimination Act. Linlithgow MP Michael Connarty ...
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Road works complete
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
The junction is now up to the latest Disability Discrimination Act and Best Value Performance Indicator 165 standards.
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Carers' rights need to be protected
PersonnelToday.com - UK
In fact, outlawing 'discrimination by association' under the Disability Discrimination Act (and also, by implication, under age legislation, which uses the ...
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Monday, 11 February 2008

11/02/2008

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Grasmere Primary School Disability Equality Scheme 1. Introduction
new Disability Equality Duty to have due regard to the need to:. • promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled. people; ...

10/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Museum to get facelift for £400k
Dewsbury Reporter - Dewsbury,England,UK
... from the council's culture and leisure budget and will be added to £150000 already set aside in the council's Disability Discrimination Act budget. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

My local, friendly JD Wetherspoons
By BenefitScroungingScum(BenefitScroungingScum)
I suggested (loudly and somewhat angrily by this time) that under the terms of Disability Discrimination Act he might just find we were in the right, but he still didn't want to back down and continued to scream and shout. ...
Benefit Scrounging Scum - http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/

09/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Architectural apartheid
New Statesman - London,England,UK
There's no doubting the fact that, since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995, access to buildings has improved substantially in ...
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DISABLED FEAR ACCESS CRISIS AT POST OFFICE
thisisgloucestershire.co.uk - Gloucester,England,UK
She said that the lift in the store will be fitted with a handrail to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Members of the forum are now calling ...
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Former TV journalist fails in £500000 damages case
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The findings concluded that she had not established she was a disabled person within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act. It also found that ...
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ECHR prevarication again
By micox(micox)
Any local authority, hospital trust or PCT using eligibility criteria MUST be discriminating against those service users disabled within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Acts who are denied services by those criteria. ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/


 

Friday, 8 February 2008

08/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Top down Mental Health
By micox(micox)
... to pan-disability or the Police, MH trust, or County Council Disability Equality Schemes, or to any consultation with pan-disability service users - particularly the Constabulary/Police Authority Disability Equality Duty Forum! ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Council's stamp of disapproval on Post Office move
Dorset Echo - England,UK
... a preferred partner, access arrangements for WHSmith to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and which disabled organisations were consulted. ...
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Thursday, 7 February 2008

07/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Are 1 in 5 entrepreneurs are dyslexic? by Nicola James
By e2blogger
It reports that many employers do not realise that Dyslexia has officially been classified as a disability since the passing of the 1995 Disability Discrimination act (DDA). Studies have shown that dyslexic individuals may possess a ...
- http://ericedmeades.wordpress.com

Health warning
By Terry Freedman
Disability Discrimination Act? What's that? After an hour of this nonsense I clicked on the "Purchase option", and submitted my card details. A page appeared telling me that I had successfully booked my journey. ...
- http://www.techlearning.com/blog/

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

06/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Information processing disorders
PersonnelToday.com - UK
This means adults seeking employment or already in a job are likely to be protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). ...
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recognition for/of disabled people
By detrich
... because i have been involved in some research with the Office Of Disability Issues which I found out focussed on disabled people as defined by the DDA (Don't Do Anything Act) or as others know it the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Detrich's Weblog - http://detrich.wordpress.com

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Fury as council carpet over dancefloors
Blackpool Gazette - Blackpool,England,UK
The cost of upgrading Blackpool's 16 community centres to meet Disability Discrimination Act rules was £250000 but that included other work to install ...
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Carers for disabled people could be protected by discrimination law
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) does not, though. If the ECJ backs the Advocate General's opinion, which it does in around 80% of cases, ...
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Ballroom dancers' fury as council carpets community centre floors ...
Daily Mail - UK
"We needed new flooring to fall in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. "Carpet is the best option. I know it is not perfect for dancing, ...
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NO CONCESSION FOR THE CARERS
Grimsby Evening Telegraph - Grimsby,England,UK
I was informed by the manager that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) prohibits any discrimination whether positive or negative. ...
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05/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Richard Downes Disability Equality Training And Consultancy
By detrich
But pride of place goes to a pristine day-glo version of the Paralympics Disability Equality Scheme. I wonder if anyone reads these things, if anyone takes them seriously. I would hope so. But it concerns me that any scheme using the ...
Detrich's Weblog - http://detrich.wordpress.com

Monday, 4 February 2008

04/02/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled facilities help plea
Selby Times - UK
Since the introduction of new legislation in 2006, there has been a legal duty on all public sector organisations to promote equality of opportunity for ...
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Friday, 1 February 2008

01/02/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Harrow Council Ignored Rights of Disabled People
By Robert - SCIL
He described how the Council had failed to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination against disabled people and to promote equality of opportunity: "there is no evidence that this legal duty and its implications were ...
Southampton Centre for Independent... - http://southamptoncil.wordpress.com

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

EU ruling due on landmark carers case
ITN - London,UK
The Commission believes that a positive outcome in an opinion expected later could help ensure that the Disability Discrimination Act will provide ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Opinion in Coleman Case Welcomed
By acmblogger
Sharon Coleman had claimed under the Disability Discrimination Act that her employer had treated her less favourably than others because she had a disabled child. The issue at stake was whether disability discrimination law protects [. ...
The College Manager - http://acmblog.wordpress.com