Friday, 30 May 2008

30/05/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Jobcentre Plus denies jobseekers informed service user choice
By Derek Wall(Derek Wall)
... departments get restructured and rebranded, but many aspects of practice regarding disabled people do not improve significantly -- even with such advances in legislation as the Data Protection Act and Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Another Green World - http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 29 May 2008

29/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Help put disabled athletes on track
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
Matthew Talbot, disability sports and equality officer with Active Norfolk, said: "This will raise the profile of disability sports and encourage more ...
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UCU: Colleges and universities to be 'named and shamed' for ...
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
Lecturers noted 'the poor progress made by many colleges and universities in writing race, gender and disability equality schemes and action plans, ...
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Government under pressure to allow users to transfer care packages
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
Disability and social care campaigner Jane Campbell is urging the government to allow disabled and older people to transfer their care packages when they ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme
As part of our legal obligations under the Disability Equality Duty. we must annually review the disability equality scheme. The ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Strathclyde Police Choose to Discriminate
By Absolutely PC(Absolutely PC)
... that the same standards are being applied by police forces throughout the United Kingdom; that the Disability Discrimination Act expects larger employers to find it easier to be able to offer "reasonable adjustments" (Strathclyde ...
Absolutely PC - http://politically-correct.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

27/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Region's GP surgeries in poorly state
ic Wales - United Kingdom
The Vale of Glamorgan LHB also faces a £60000 bill for Disability Discrimination Act work. A spokesman for the Welsh Assembly Government said: "The number ...
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Shocking decay of our GP surgeries exposed
ic Wales - United Kingdom
... bills for backlog maintenance to GP practices and building work to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. And the estimated cost of modernising ...
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GP surgeries in Wales lag behind as repair grants go unclaimed
ic Wales - United Kingdom
... some of which do not yet comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. And Wales is lagging behind England and Scotland in improving practices, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination Act Vs American Express
By Andy Gambles
It is not just the small business who use a "mate with a copy of FrontPage" who can fall fowl of the Disability laws. Even companies like American Express can make the same mistake. ...
Andy Gambles - http://www.andygambles.com

26/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New equipment for Cassiobury
Watford Observer - Watford,England,UK
Other Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant equipment includes a set of chime panels, which are great for visually impaired children, ...
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25/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Agency backs plans to combat bullying
Religious Intelligence Ltd - England,UK
... involved in developing and reviewing their school's anti-bullying policy and Disability Equality Scheme- they are the experts and need to be consulted. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

DDA Information
By toni
The Disability Discrimination Act is legislation which goals to stop discrimination against disabled people. The Disability Discrimination Act applies to all employers and everyone who provides a service to the public, except the Armed ...
Acne Care Tips - http://www.acnecaretips.org/

DDA Services
By Jason
The Disability discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. It now gives disabled people rights in the areas of employment, education, access to goods, facilities and services, ...
Life Capture Interactive - http://www.lifecaptureinteractive.com

Do Sharepoint-created websites breach the Disability
...

By Alex
Lawson's argument about Sharepoint websites breaching the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) breach is based on testing which indicates that such websites breach a number of the Priority 2 criteria of the Web Content Accesibiity ...
IMPACT® - http://impact.freethcartwright.com/

24/05/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability issues top the agenda as ACAS sets up new Forum
By the.newsroom
As part of the Disablity Equality Duty set by Government, Acas wants to involve disabled people in areas of their policies and decision-making to make sure the issues around disability are understood. To do this, Acas are seeking six ...
xPRESS Digest - http://xpressdigest.org.uk

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Levelling the field
guardian.co.uk - UK
For a small or medium-sized business, making the "reasonable" adjustments required under the Disability Discrimination Act has more significant cost ...
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Middleton Methodist Church: Community rooms open after makeover
Middleton Today - Leeds,UK
The building has also been brought up to scratch in order to meet requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and so now includes ramps for access, ...
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Discriminating against the disabled
Eastbourne Today - Eastbourne,England,UK
Is the council going to waste further council taxpayers money defending a court case under the Disability Discrimination Act? Please remove the loading ...
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Jobs call over mental health
Liverpool Echo - UK
... work – cannot get a job because of discrimination by employers, even though this is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act. "This report will ...
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Friday, 23 May 2008

23/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

UK Government: Disability issues top the agenda as ACAS sets up ...
Insurance News Net (press release) - Harrisburg,PA,USA
As part of the Disablity Equality Duty set by Government, Acas wants to involve disabled people in areas of their policies and decision-making to make sure ...
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Wednesday, 21 May 2008

21/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

BSIA: Guidance offered on Disability Discrimination Act compliance
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
Many businesses still find Disability Discrimination Act compliance a minefield, particularly when it comes to allowing secure access to a building. ...
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Advertising campaign will target employers
Cumberland News - Carlisle,England,UK
"All employers have a legal responsibility under the Disability Discrimination Act to make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants and employees. ...
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Ask the expert: Persistent absence
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
... in some way related to a medical condition that was covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, but nothing you say suggests that this is the case. ...
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Equity votes against special seat for disabled actors
Stage - London,England,UK
He said: "Equity as an organisation has always steadfastly complied with all the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Equity, ...
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Blurring the line between 'normal' and 'disabled'
Spiked - London,UK
As legislators, MPs are also responsible for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). The DDA defines a disability as 'A physical or mental impairment ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Deaf woman in landmark legal battle to lift jury ban
By Miss-Delectable
The case is being supported by the Free legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in Dublin, which says the abolition of the upper age limit should be accompanied by moves to remove all discrimination from the Juries Act. ...
AllDeaf.com - http://www.alldeaf.com

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme
Guidance for producing the Scheme has been issued by the Disability Rights Commission in their Code of Practice – Duty to Promote Disability Equality
...

Monday, 19 May 2008

17/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Overhaul of discrimination laws into Single Equality Bill expected ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
... three public sector duties on race, sex and disability to be replaced by an overarching single duty that also includes age, sexual orientation and religion.
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Hastings woman wins right to fight post office closures
Sussex Express - Lewes,England,UK
... who is overseeing the decision to close some 2500 post offices, to exempt the Royal Mail from the 2006 Disability Equality Duty ( DED). ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled Society
By Imam Zaid
My work involves engaging with many of the issues I have written about in my poem and I strive for when there will no longer be such issues and there is true unity and equality in the society. ...
Articles - http://www.newislamicdirections.com/articles

Friday, 16 May 2008

16/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Back in the swim as pool reopens at last
Northern Times - UK
Over £1 million has been spent on refurbishing and improving the building and making it comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Highland Council has ...
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Disability Discrimination: McDougall v Richmond Adult Community ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) definition of "disability" includes conditions which, although the sufferer is not currently affected by them, ...
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DISABLED INFORMATION FOR WEMBLEY
BCFC - Bristol,England,UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act we are classed as a "provider of goods, facilities and services" and, as such, we hve a legal duty to ensure that ...
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Legal challenge to post office closures
Rye and Battle Today - England,UK
Mrs Brown wants ministers to re-examine the question of post office closures in light of the Disability Discrimination Act and is campaigning to save her ...
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

13/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Post office legal battle launched
BBC News - UK
... now overseeing the controversial closure programme of 2500 post offices, exempted Royal Mail from the Disability Equality Duty (DED) in 2006. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme & Meeting the Public Duties Disability
...

(The Duty to Promote Disability Equality: Statutory Code of Practice) ..... Appendix 1: Overview of the Disability Equality Duty legislation ...

1 SPCB(2006)Paper 50 6 June 2006 DISABILITY EQUALITY SCHEME - NEW ...
general duty and to report on these activities. At the heart of this framework is the. Disability Equality Scheme which we are required to publish every .

12/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Rehabilitation barriers 'costing manufacturers £610m a year'
Health Insurance and Protection Magazine - London,UK
... to rehabilitation", "the role of GPs in promoting rehabilitation" and "concern about employees being protected under the Disability Discrimination Act". ...
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Rights and wrongs
guardian.co.uk - UK
"More than 10 years on from the Disability Discrimination Act becoming law, I really would have hoped employers would behave better than this. ...
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Council defends £29000 logo change
Town Crier Today - St Neots,UK
... and only partly prompted by the strictures of the Disability Discrimination Act. A spokeswoman said: "The Disability Discrimination Act places a legal ...
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Monday, 12 May 2008

11/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Clean-up left to 'clowns'
Huddersfield Examiner - Huddersfield,UK
Surely this is contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act. My feeling is that, clearly, Greenhead Park is not a suitable venue for the circus and its ...
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Disabled pupils 'bullied at school'
The Press Association -
"There is already strong guidance to schools on combating bullying, and the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995, requires all schools to prepare disability
...
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10/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled woman challenges Royal Mail over exemption
Rye and Battle Today - England,UK
"This particular case rests on specific technical legal arguments about whether certain aspects of the Disability Equality Duty - a legal duty to actively ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Another rip-off
Advertiser 24 - Welwyn Garden City,England,UK
The blurb talks about the car park being compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. I would hope so. Then it goes on to talk about 24/7 manning. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Deaf at the top?
By RuDeafAware
Things like the Disability Discrimination Act and Disability Equality Scheme do mean the future is looking brighter and there will be more opportunities for improvement. Technology like computers, Typetalk, minicoms, email and video ...
- http://www.rudeafaware.co.uk/blog

DCS Web Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) : Directgov - Disabled people
This article is mainly about the Disability Discrimination Act itself. ... Getting hold of a copy of the Disability Discrimination Act
...

Friday, 9 May 2008

09/05/2008

DCS Web Alert for: DDA design/access audits

ACCESS POLICY – SAFFRON WALDEN MUSEUM – FEBRUARY 2006
A similar audit was conducted in 2005 by the UDC Building Surveyors department and the secretary of the Uttlesford Access Group. This checked for DDA
...

Thursday, 8 May 2008

07/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

HDC spends £29k on logo redesign to comply with new law
Hunts Post - Huntingdon,England,UK
HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council is blaming the Disability Discrimination Act for its having to ditch its five-year-old corporate identity in favour of a ...
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When a fat face doesn't fit
Online Recruitment - UK
Right now, apart from the chance that an obese person may attract protection under the Disability Discrimination Act or from the protection from bullying ...
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Scott: Government are breaking law
Shetland News - Vidlin,Scotland,UK
He has based his argument on a section of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which prohibits victimisation where people in similar circumstances are ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability
The Disability Discrimination Act says a disabled person is someone with 'a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Scottish Parliament: - Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body ...
From December 2006 the Disability Discrimination Act places a duty on all public bodies to effectively promote disability equality and eliminate ...

National Association of Head Teachers
The Disability Equality Duty. What is the Disability Equality Duty? How does the duty impact on schools? What does the general duty require public bodies to ...

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

05/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Courthouse access is no 'joke' for disabled visitors
Selkirk Today - Selkirk,Scotland,UK
From October 2004, under disability discrimination legislation, disabled people have the right to expect no physical barriers will exist in the provision of ...
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Make Metro accessible to all safely
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
Is Nexus about to fulfil its obligations under the Disability Act to redress this issue, and make the getting on and off the Metro safer for disabled people ...
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EQUIP library for disability support
icSeftonandWestLancs - Southport,England,UK
... learning and leisure but will help ensure service providers, businesses and organisations are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

COUNCIL SPENDS £550K ON TAXIS
By admin
Some of the outlay was on taking members of the youth select committee safely home after late meetings, and the rest for transporting disabled children to youth centres in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Taxi News and Views From Around... - http://www.taxiblog.co.uk

Disablism on the application
By Jemma Brown(Jemma Brown)
Now excuse me for being confused but wasn't the DDA (disability discrimination act) and all its little additions supposed to give us more rights to employment so it is illegal to discriminate against people purely based on there ...
Diary of a monkey - http://diaryofamonkey.blogspot.com/

04/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Rail ramp row
Selby Times - UK
"In NYCC's own disability equality duty document, it says we should remove barriers but it seems they're ignoring their own advice. "Selby gets treated very ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

COUNCIL SPENDS £550K ON TAXIS
Evening Post - Bristol,England,UK
... and the rest for transporting disabled children to youth centres in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. Similarly, much of the money used under ...
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Council faces legal challenge on disabled centre closure
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... of the Disability Discrimination Act. The legal action is regarded as a test case, which could have an impact on other local authorities in Scotland. ...
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02/05/2008

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Learning Disabilities and Clinical Psychology Blog: Disability
...

Disability Equality Duty. What is the disability equality duty? Disability Equality
Duty The Disability Equality Duty came into force on 4 December 2006. ...

Thursday, 1 May 2008

01/05/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Former policeman loses compensation claim
BirminghamMail.net - Birmingham,UK
Tribunal chairman Peter Swann said the decision was that Mr Howship was not disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act. Tom Rochford, representing the ...
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30/04/08 - ELDC is not responsible for Vine Walk works
Skegness Standard - Skegness,England,UK
ELDC is fully committed to supporting the Disability Discrimination Act and undertaking works to all of its assets to make them compliant. ...
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How far should the Disability Discrimination Act go?
PersonnelToday.com - UK
However, the case does raise some interesting questions about how far the scope of protection under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) should go ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Me, myself, I and who else?
By Keith Sellick
However, since the Disability Discrimination Act, the disability identity has dramatically changed and I believe it has been weakened. Everyone seems to be aligning themselves as a disabled person and it is now more accepted and more ...
The Social Care Experts Blog - http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/social-care-experts-blog/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Sinking Agenda
By micox(micox)
(Bert Massie, Chairman, Disability Rights Commission, in the introduction to 'The Disability Equality duty and Involvement' 31.08.06.) The same dilution and blurring applies indeed to the merger of the DRC with the Equality and Human ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/