Wednesday, 30 April 2008

29/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

St Clement's pupils train with Paralympic hopefuls
Lynn News - King's Lynn,UK
"At St Clement's High we do a significant amount of work for our disability equality duty and this is a great way to promote the achievements of disabled ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Lear painting helps Rhondda
News Wales - Knighton,UK
The fund can present grants to projects such as works to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, new build of existing facilities ...
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Baldness a disability - It'sa bit thin
Online Recruitment - UK
One of the specified abilities or activities in the Disability Discrimination Act is the "perception of the risk of physical danger". ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Ideas for accessibility from HP Climate Strategy
By Peter Abrahams, Bloor Research
Lobbying for improvements to legislation such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in the USA and Disability Discrimination Act in the UK. Collaboration with organisations promoting accessibility such as: ...
Independent Information Technology... - http://www.it-director.com/r/x/h/f/fd_side_itd

28/04/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Battle of Trafalgar
By mellorredfern(mellorredfern)
Hardy: 'Disability Discrimination Act I'm afraid, sir, we have to provide a barrier-free environment for the those with disabilities.' Nelson: 'Disabilities? I've only one arm and one eye and I refuse even to hear mention of the word. ...
John P Mellor - http://journals.aol.co.uk/mellorredfern/john-p-mellor/

Benefits Of Making Your Website Accessible To Disabled Users ...
By admin
The Disability Discrimination Act states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore comes under this law. Some organisations are changing to their websites, ...
The Model Info Center - http://store666.com/

Monday, 28 April 2008

26/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

On deafness, disability and embryo selection
PHG Foundation - Cambridge,England,UK
The 'medical model' of disability employed in the Act has been blamed by supporters of the deaf community for undervaluing people with genetic conditions, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

GoalBall cup | get involved
By Editor
... to assist people with visual impairment and be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act requirements for access and egress to their building, but have they thought about how visitors will get to and from their facility? ...
HR Circles - http://www.changeboard.com/hrcircles/blogs/

Bald Teacher Loses Disability Suit
By Autumn Sanders
In their defense, the local government said baldness was not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Tribunal judge Robert Gall said, "If baldness was to be regarded as an impairment then perhaps a physical feature such as a ...
Web Watch - http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/webwatch/

Friday, 25 April 2008

24/04/08

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Woman wins payout over Tesco tyre pump
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
... and said the supermarket chain had failed to comply with its duty under the Disability Discrimination Act. Bernard Culshaw, representing Mrs Crowly, ...
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'Interim' library work to cost £140000
Horncastle Today - Horncastle,England,UK
The £90000 does not include the cost of making the building Disability Discrimination Act compliant, furnishings and relevant fees and these costs will ...
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Disabled motorist wins payout after Tesco's staff refused help
Times Online - UK
Mrs Crowly, who suffers from arthritis and fibromyalgia, which causes muscle pain, sued Tesco under the Disability Discrimination Act. Tesco defended the ...
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Legal Q&A: Alcohol and drug testing
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Q Will an employee be 'disabled' for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) if they are addicted to drugs or alcohol? ...
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Woman wins Tesco tyre pump case
BBC News - UK
Mrs Crowly sued Tesco under The Disability Discrimination Act, claiming the company's procedures make it impossible for her to use the free air service on ...
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Hope for taxi fleet u-turn
Stourbridge News - England, UK
"A minimum of 75 per cent would give positive action to people who have rights under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act and 2005 amendment of the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Butt of Corporate Cynicism?
By micox(micox)
And there are many indications that some local authorities, PCTs and hospital trusts are also doing the absolute minimum to comply the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. Having published their Disability Equality Schemes they are ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

Baldness is not a Disability (in case you thought otherwise)
By Emma
An Employment Tribunal has recently decided that baldness does not amount to a physical or mental impairment covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). You may not find this surprising. However, teacher, James Campbell, ...
PJH Law - Employment Law Blog - http://www.pjhlaw.co.uk/blog

Baldness is not a disability, says Tribunal
By David Shepherd
Thanks to Emma at PJH law for the news that an Employment Tribunal has decided that baldness does not amount to a physical or mental impairment covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. Phew, I'm glad that's been cleared up.
XpertHR - Employment Intelligence - http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/

'...make concessionary bus travel available to all people with ...
Thousands of people across the country experiencing mental health...
Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/list/open?sort=date

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

23/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Dyslexia: When words are not enough
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Despite its place within the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as the Disability Equality Duty for companies operating in the public sector, ...
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'I didn't want to show any weakness'
Guardian - UK
Good places to start are the websites of the Department for Work and Pensions, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (which has absorbed the Disability
...
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008

22/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The secret of being a happy slap head
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
As the judge pointed out, if the definition of "impairment" in the Disability Discrimination Act is stretched to include baldness, there is no reason why ...
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21/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

RNID launches disability discrimination guide for charities
Third Sector (registration) - London,UK
...
Disability Discrimination Act. The booklet, Sound Solutions , features information about the services and equipment required to meet disability laws. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Assingment 2 Article 2 - All is not lost for the licensing trade!
By tom_boast(tom_boast)
Another government scheme to dent the pockets of licensees in recent years is the introduction of The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995. It was introduced to give people with disabilities access to public places, which includes pubs ...
tom boast's jn2053 blog - http://tomboast.blogspot.com/

Legal row erupts over design rights to £68m Museum of Liverpool
By admin
The Manchester practice had been hired to help 3XN navigate their way through Britain's building regulations, including the Disability Discrimination Act. NML submitted extra planning applications to council planners earlier this month ...
Legal News Home - http://www.legalnewshome.com

Monday, 21 April 2008

19/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

ME sufferer's delight at tribunal win
East Anglian Daily Times - Ipswich,England,UK
The tribunal further held that Cinven had failed to make reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in relation to the redundancy ...
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Call To End 'Stigma' Of Depression
Sky News - Isleworth,England,UK
... as required by the Disability and Discrimination Act. "Employers need to be taken to task when they do not act within the law, said Paul Corry, ...
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Hair loss looming? Here's the bald truth
Scotsman - United Kingdom
His attempt to have his case heard under the Disability Discrimination Act were kicked out by an industrial tribunal. Studies have shown employers are more ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Teacher claims to be impaired by baldness
By Sandy Maple
He says his lack of hair is a disability and the harassment a violation of Britain's Disability Discrimination Act. "My baldness has had a substantial and long term adverse effect on my ability to do my job," James Campbell told a ...
Celebrity Baby - http://www.go-celebritybaby.com

Friday, 18 April 2008

18/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

WALTHAM FOREST: Depressed worker unfairly dismissed by council
Epping Forest Guardian - UK
The ruling states the authority failed to adhere to the Disability Discrimination Act and take Sandra Samuel's condition into account. The 49-year-old, ...
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Solar powered parking meters for Richmond's streets
Wimbledon Guardian - Cheam,England,UK
... due to be brought in between 2008-09, have improved card payment facilitates and meet requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act. Each meter ...
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Pupils bullied me for being bald, claims teacher
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
He took his former bosses to an employment tribunal, claiming his case should be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. Mr Campbell told the ...
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Baldness is no disability, judge tells teacher who left job after ...
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The judge rejected the idea that baldness was an "impairment" under the Disability Discrimination Act, and warned that if he had found in Mr Campbell's ...
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Bald teacher loses disabled claim
By arbroath(arbroath)
Falkirk Council argued that baldness was not a physical or mental impairment and was therefore not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Tribunal judge Robert Gall said that because Mr Campbell's baldness was used by ...
Nothing To Do With Arbroath - http://arbroath.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 17 April 2008

17/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Tribunal victory for depressed worker
Guardian - UK
... dismissed Sandra Samuel, 49, and had failed to take her clinical depression into account - a requirement under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
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Can discrimination ever be justified?
Pulse - London,UK
However, indirect sex discrimination can be justified, as can "disability related" discrimination. Of the latter, the Disability Rights Commission gives the ...
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£3000 for disabled woman refused entry to bar
Belfast Newsletter - Belfast,UK
The Equality Commission supported Ms Harvey, from Lurgan, in taking a case under the Disability Discrimination Act and the pub owners have apologised to the ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Evaluate Your Own Website
By janejones
Disability and Discrimination Act. Does your website comply to the DDA. Are blind people able to " hear " your website if they have the correct " reader ". What about the partially sighted? Ensure that all of your images have labels ...
janejones - http://janejones.blog-to.com

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

16/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Is it a sickness or a disability
Abeceder - Leeds,England,UK
The Disability Equality Duty on public bodies came into force on 4 December 2006. TUC advice on the range of disability issues in the workplace is available ...
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Delight as campaigners win future for learning centre
ic Wales - United Kingdom
"We must remember that under recent legislation, councils have a duty to ensure equality of physical access to spaces used for education and cultural ...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

15/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Tesco in Court Over Tyre Inflation Policy
Tyres & Accessories - UK
A disabled Flintshire woman is suing Tesco under the Disability Discrimination Act as she claims staff refused to inflate her vehicle's tyres on the grounds ...
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Matlock's Sherwood Hall up for auction
Matlock Today - Derbyshire,UK
... investment of £331000 for repairs, improved fire safety and meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act was needed to save it. ...
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Sex quiz survey has OAPs hot under collar
Ilford Recorder 24 - UK
"The survey will help us with meeting our commitment to the sexual discrimination act, race relations act, disability discrimination act, human rights act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Dyslexia in the Workplace: Disability or Talent?
In the UK, dyslexia is covered by the provisions of the Disabilities Discrimination Act, and meaningful protection is afforded to dyslexic thinkers through this means. However, is the disability framework for understanding dyslexia ...
SubmitYOURArticle.com - latest... - http://www.submityourarticle.com/articles/index.php?cat=6

Trouble in Dreams
By Administrator
The Disability Discrimination Act says any company which provides a service must make "reasonable adjustments" to ensure they are accessible to everyone. In other news: if you're a standards-based web designer, chances are you've made ...
Indirect Manipulation - http://www.lerningkerv.com/wp

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Pressure grows on EU over discrimination directive
PinkNews.co.uk - UK
"Limiting the initiative now to disability leaves other grounds uncovered in the foreseeable future by EU-wide standards. ...
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Disabled woman turned away by pub
BBC News - UK
The Equality Commission said the case was taken under the Disability Discrimination Act. It said it was pleased the case was settled and that the bar had ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Flagging cabs in a wheelchair
By admin
The Public Carriage Office says it is in discussion with the Department for Transport about bringing in the regulations contained in the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. People are sat around tables in committees trying to design the ...
UK TAXI NEWS & VIEWS - http://uktaxinews.the-cabby.com

Monday, 14 April 2008

13/04/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination Act 1995
By AJ
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is the main piece of legislation which makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in their terms of employment, promotion opportunities, by dismissing them or by subjecting ...
Jobs 4 U Blog - http://bloggingexpert.org/

12/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Sheringham Tesco inquiry goes to Cromer
North Norfolk News - Cromer,England,UK
Although Sheringham would be more convenient for locals she had to take account of the duty of public bodies under the Disability Discrimination Act to ...
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How to avoid running the risk of a discrimination accusation
Pulse - London,UK
Disability discrimination is different. It can be caused directly if an employer subjects an employee to a detriment on the grounds of their disability. ...
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Disabled…not handicapped
Shetland News - Vidlin,Scotland,UK
"Definition of 'disability' under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) - The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who ...
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Friday, 11 April 2008

11/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Learning by Experience: Disabled students and staff: disclosing ...
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
This is an important question given the recent implementation of the Disability Equality Duty which requires employers to promote disability equality at the ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Special Education Needs and Disability
New guidance materials explain how the Disability Equality Duty (DED) can be implemented by schools. The guidance is available here. ...

Thursday, 10 April 2008

10/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

In focus: dyslexia training
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Dyslexia comes under the remit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), with respect to both employees and the provision of services to customers. ...
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LEGAL THREAT TO LEISURE CENTRE
Evening Post - Bristol,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act came into force in 2005 and states all buildings used by the public must be fully accessible to disabled people. ...
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Blind People need not apply, the truth about online accessibility ...
Online Recruitment - UK
A lot has been said lately about the Disability Discrimination Act and whether or not your website is illegal. What does this mean to your business, ...
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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

08/04/2008

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

What do public authorities have to do?
These obligations are set out in the race equality duty, the gender equality duty and the disability equality duty. The three equality duties are similar in ...

Monday, 7 April 2008

07/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Small Talk: Party on AIM is over, warns Grant Thornton
Independent - London,England,UK
... to comply with the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act, coupled with the demand for 1400 or so extra buses needed for the 2012 London Olympics. ...
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New guide will help disabled and less mobile
Malvern Gazette - Worcester,UK
Local customers, tourists and traders all stand to gain from an improved awareness of the Disability Discrimination Act." Guide organisers distributed ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

What has mental capacity got to do with anything?
By William Flack
By the time Floyd reached the Court of Appeal almost all of the argument concerned the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 even though this Act does not appear to have been mentioned in the County Court. What actually happened in the ...
William Flack Blog - http://blog.wflack.com/blog

Bernstein and Floyd
By Tessa(Tessa)
The tenant admitted this but tried, via the appeal process, to prevent the landlord obtaining possession because he suffered a mental disability, citing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. However the Court of Appeal made it clear ...
The Landlord Law Blog - http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/

06/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Business Doctor
Times Online - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 requires, when inviting a disabled candidate to an interview, to enquire whether adjustments should be made to give ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Manslaughter By Design
By transfattyacid(transfattyacid)
Under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (one of the worst pieces of legislation produced by this government and certainly on a par with the minimum wage as a piece of totally ineffective tick box government) building are ...
Whatever - http://trannyfattyacid.blogspot.com/

05/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

'No parking' signs at Egerton bus stop
Bolton News - Bolton,England,UK
"This has come to a head in recent years, resulting in the Disability Discrimination Act, where local councils have to standardise pavements at bus stops, ...
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Boy let down over school
Manchester Evening News - Manchester,England,UK
Concerns were also raised by the ombudsman that there was no evidence the council had considered its general duties under the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Shopper's Passion for disabled rights
This is Wiltshire.co.uk - Swindon,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced by Government in 2005 and was supposed to end discrimination against disabled people. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

W3C FREESAT WEBSITES.
By Domain Holdings.(Domain Holdings.)
All webmasters will be interested to know many websites come nowhere near the LEGAL requirements of the "DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT", this fact has been released in 2008 by a well known accessibility specialist adding that leading ...
- http://bbcfreesathdtvblog.blogspot.com/

Friday, 4 April 2008

04/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Station ramp put in at last
Evesham Journal - UK
... was one of the worst stations in the county in failing to conform to disabled access requirements, as set out in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Diabetics and pre-existing medical conditions
By admin
And this is without including non-internet travel insurance providers who are acknowledged as being double the cost of their online counterparts. I suggest the insurance industry is falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act and ...
Karma Insurance Blog - http://www.karmainsurance.com/includes/wordpress

Tamar Tags
By The Millbrooker(The Millbrooker)
Not making a tag available to persons with disabilities like myself (ie without a vehicle to register) may put you, the Joint Committee, in breach ofr the Disability Discrimination Act as failing to provide a service without ...
The Daily(ish) Millbrook - http://themillbrooker.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 3 April 2008

03/04/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Dyslexia is a Thinking Style, not a Disability!
By The Learning People
Care must be taken to ensure that the rights and protections currently afforded to dyslexics under the Disability Discrimination Act are transferred to a new Equality of Thinking Style law. The dyslexic way of thinking deserves to be ...
The Learning People - http://learningpeople.typepad.com/the_learning_people/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes single equality
...

PersonnelToday.com - UK
All public authorities have a duty to produce an overarching equality scheme, setting out their position for staff on race, gender, disability and other ...
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Tuesday, 1 April 2008

01/04/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Learning Disability and Human Rights
eGov monitor - London,UK
It urges Government to actively ensure full implementation of the Human Rights Act, as well as the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Equality ...
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