Tuesday, 30 September 2008

30/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Benefits Of Making Your Website Accessible To Disa
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, ...
WPRevolution.com - http://www.wprevolution.com

CSSRockstars: Convert Your Website Design To HTML/CSS Markup
By Martha Cooney
Standards — The mark-up code that you receive conforms to a number of key standards, including World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508 (US), and Disability Discrimination Act (UK). ...
Smartlife - http://smartlifeblog.com

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Blind runner praises Accord's new equality scheme
24dash - Hereford,UK
Dave, who ran seven marathons across seven continents in just seven days, launched the new Disability Equality Scheme to Accord staff in Walsall on Friday. ...
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Shelter: Wide-ranging new coalition backs eco-towns
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
Liz Sayce, chief executive of RADAR, said: "RADAR believes the eco-towns concept could make a major contribution to the drive for disability equality and ...
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Monday, 29 September 2008

28/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled Accrington woman 'left stranded' at train station
Lancashire Telegraph - Blackburn,England,UK
Northern Rail has said it is investigating Ms Akhtar's complaint but maintained it meets its responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Is PCOS and hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) covered under ...
By coveted1
Hi Can anyone help me, i need to know whether PCOS and Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) is covered under the Disability Discrimination Act? I'm 23yrs and have both these conditions, i need to know what my rights are at work. ...
PCOS Message Board - http://www.soulcysters.net

27/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

wk 3 activity 1.1 Disability legislation
By kevhickeyuk
The three main legislation's that effect accessibility in FE colleges in the UK are the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (1995), the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) (2001) and the Disability Equality Duty (DED) ...
The Masters Ode - http://maode.wordpress.com/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

diversity and inclusive practice
By CLG:SIP(CLG:SIP)
Disability Discrimination Act • Equal pay Act • Subsequent case law from all to the above Provided impetus for change and for establishing institutional ways of ensuring the laws were followed eg • Institutional policies and procedures ...
cltad : sinta tantra - http://cltad.blogspot.com/

Friday, 26 September 2008

26/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Access for Disabled
Newton News - Newton,England,UK
He should use his pen in a more useful way by writing to numerous shops in the Town Centre that are not in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Clothworkers' Foundation
By Danny
Disability - Support for organisations tackling the needs of the physically and/or mentally disabled, but not work purely to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Visual impairment - Support for organisations ...
Funding News from SYFAB - http://fundingnews.wordpress.com

Accessibility in web design provides a high degree of usability
By Atila
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 includes requirements for providers of information services which of course includes web sites to enable these services for unimpeded access by disabled users. Making your site accessible is not ...
Tvmama - http://www.tvmama.com

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

W3 Activity 1.2
The new duty on public sector organisations including Colleges to promote disability equality came into force in December 2006. This means that under the legislation education providers must have due regard to the need to: ...
Personal Blogs - http://learn.open.ac.uk

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Thursday, 25 September 2008

25/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

PSNI pays woman £55k in discrimination case
Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom
...
discrimination contrary to the Sex Discrimination Order, the Fair Employment and Treatment Order and the Disability Discrimination Act. Ms Mackie, ...
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Tesco Goes to Court for Disability Discrimination
Merchant News - London,Greater London,UK
During 1995, the Disability Discrimination Act was put into action, and it says that the shop has to make a reasonable adjustment to the needs of the ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Grants for equality and diversity up for grabs
ic CheshireOnline - Crewe,UK
Previously, the fund has contributed to a range of schemes, covering the themes of race, gender, rurality, disability and culture. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Legal Issues
By h810katharine
45000 public bodies across Great Britain are covered by the Disability Equality Duty. In the UK, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 1995, made it unlawful to discriminate against disabled people as employees, as students, ...
H810 SkillKick's Weblog - http://h810katharine.wordpress.com

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

24/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

TESCO COURT BATTLE AFTER NEWS READER SHOPS AT ELEPHANT
Southwark News - London,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act was phased in during 1995 and states that in case of disability, a shop should make 'reasonable adjustment'. ...
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Surgery could close after lease deal fails
Essex Echo - Basildon,Essex,UK
If the Fairway Medical Centre was to remain in operation the trust would also need to fund work to bring the surgery to Disability Discrimination Act
...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Barnsley Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities Capital Fund
By Danny
... for example equipment to support training or teaching; Refurbishing and enhancing existing premises eg improving health and safety arrangements, minor works and adaptations to meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements ...
Funding News from SYFAB - http://fundingnews.wordpress.com

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Weston Area Health Trust Disability Equality Scheme 2006 - 09
Public authorities, including NHS Trusts, will. need to meet the statutory general duty (or disability equality duty) which is:. 1. To promote equality of ...



 

23/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Edinburgh Zoo calls for support ahead of inquiry
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... side of the Zoo was surplus to the needs of the attraction, and was in contravention of the Disability Discrimination Act because of its steep gradient. ...
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Monday, 22 September 2008

17/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Clacton: disabled Dominic angry after being turned away from bus
The Gazette - Colchester,Essex,UK
"Under the Disability Discrimination Act, the driver should have enforced the law and asked the passengers to fold their buggies or leave the vehicle. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

"Honour Dyslexia" Petition: Downing Street's Response
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/

21/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Read the Government's response to test-centres - the e-petition
By grotbag
The new MPTCs are modern, purpose-built, Disability Discrimination Act compliant, providing improved facilities for both customers and staff. The project to build them follows the principles of the Government's sustainability agenda; ...
The Biker Forum - http://www.bikerforum.co.uk/forums

Basic Accessibility in Web Design
By admin
For instance, The UK has the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), which though not referring specifically to websites makes it illegal to discriminate against a person with a disability. As it does apply to anybody providing a service ...
eNewsMediaMagazine - http://enewsmediamagazine.com

20/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Minister to visit Newcastle to discuss Equality Bill
eGov monitor - London,UK
... a new Equality Duty on public bodies which will cover gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age and religion or belief, as well as disability, ...
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19/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Drivers in city could face delays
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
The work will bring the crossings up to current Disability Discrimination Act standards. Stop-go boards will be in use between Sunday and Tuesday while the ...
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Firm's inaction is insult to disabled
News Shopper - UK
From October 2004, the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 requires all service providers, including, of course, rail services, to ensure people with ...
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It's not children being the babies
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Of course, it's quite right that people in wheelchairs should have priority, and all companies have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. But ...
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Re-open disabled toilets
Derbyshire Times - Chesterfield,England,UK
... accessibility standards required under the Disability Discrimination Act. But public toilets ARE "frontline services," particularly for disabled people! ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Debra J Shephard to the Disability Rights Commission
By Dr. Liz Miller(Dr. Liz Miller)
I believe that their actions in these cases contravene the Disability Discrimination Act and as such are illegal. I have been made aware of the following:- 1. Doctors who suffer from relapsing remitting conditions, for example bipolar ...
Doctor Bloggs... - http://doctorbloggs.blogspot.com/

18/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Woman takes on police over job rejection
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A preliminary employment tribunal has ruled that she is a disabled person under the Disability Discrimination Act, which means her discrimination claim can ...
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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

16/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Pledge to counter teen tipplers
Basingstoke Gazette - Basingstoke,England,UK
Meanwhile the Disability Discrimination Act has forced the town council to abandon its comfortable council chambers and meet in a soon-to-be-demolished ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

She didn't deserve children
By Sarah
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, Naomi could have had full access to a mainstream education and, later, mainstream employment. Speaking from personal experience, I don't doubt Naomi's intellectual abilities for a second. ...
Liberal Conspiracy - http://www.liberalconspiracy.org



 

Monday, 15 September 2008

15/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The BBC will only survive by understanding its diverse consumers
guardian.co.uk - UK
That was just one of a series of striking statistics from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in their Sex and Power report published last week. ...
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Diversity: Raising the bar - a Law in Practice feature
PersonnelToday.com - UK
In the pipeline is a maternity coaching scheme for women exiting and re-entering the workplace and a disability review of the working environment to ensure ...
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Payout for blind reporter
Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar
The BBC positively encourages applications from all parts of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Text to speech demo
Business in Berkshire (press release) - Windsor,Berkshire,UK
... they can then make a decision as to whether it is the solution they are looking for to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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Sunday, 14 September 2008

14/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Society Must Lose to Rights and The Unethical DSM
By Battybattybats(Battybattybats)
Just as the defenders of Slavery were wrong, of segregation were wrong, of women as goods and chattel without a vote were wrong then so too are all those who oppose fairness and equality and Human Rights for All. ...
Battybattybats' Cave Of Rationality - http://caveofrationality.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 13 September 2008

13/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Regional Disability Network goes online
By Pete Millington(Pete Millington)
Many people said "well the Disability Discrimination Act has done it's job, disabled people are now enjoying full equality and access, so therefore there is no further need of representational groups" However, disabled people continue ...
Spaghetti Gazetti - http://www.spaghettigazetti.com/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Coeliacpetition - epetition response
By Shania 1
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 does not provide a list of impairments that are covered, but instead considers the effect of the impairment on the individual. A person with coeliac disease may therefore be classed as a disabled ...
Number10.gov.uk - http://www.number10.gov.uk

Letter written to Kingshill Management - Fiddaman plays the victim
By SEROXAT SUFFERER EXPOSED(SEROXAT SUFFERER EXPOSED)
... Operations Manager and more or less told her that if they didn't at least look into the prospect of making reasonable adjustments or exploring the PAC T Scheme then they could be contravening the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
" SEROXAT SUFFERER EXPOSED "-... - http://bobfiddaman.blogspot.com/

Friday, 12 September 2008

12/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Fond farewell to hospital worker Margaret
Daventry Express - Daventry,England,UK
Margaret Stermey, who has worked in Daventry since May 2007 as project manager for the disability equality scheme and a equality and diversity specialist, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality Updates 11th September
By admin
The Scotland Committee and the Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission will be joined by the UK Minister for Disabled People, Anne McGuire MP and representatives from the Scottish Government and the Office for ...
The Glasgow Equality Networks... - http://enf.org.uk/blog

What is the impact of your impact assessments
By Jeremy Beake
... have a duty to assess the expected impact of policies, plans, strategies and functions on race, disability and gender and publish their findings. New legislation is expected to extend this duty to cover all equality strands. ...
Equality in Action - http://diversity.typepad.com/equality_in_action/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

US website accessibility case could have UK implications
DirectNews - London,England,UK
According to the sector commentators, many firms are ignoring the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act and running websites which are not easily read by ...
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Thursday, 11 September 2008

11/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Government's new equality panel to "focus on the gaps in society"
PinkNews.co.uk - UK
It includes proposals for all public bodies to promote equality for gay and lesbian people. The bill is intended to be an extension of the current duty on ...
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Harman launches fresh fairness push
The Press Association -
A national equality panel, made up of academic experts, will give the Government an analysis of progress over the past decade and map out areas where ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled People Employment
By admin
The Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has replaced the Disability Rights Commission, provides guidance and advice for you and your employer about the DDA and what adjustments might be reasonable. ...
Disability is an Art. - http://www.abilitydisability.com


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Police dyslexia tribunal settled after cops told they would lose
Plymouth Evening Herald - Plymouth,England,UK
They don't realise what a minefield the Disability Discrimination Act can be. But it's pretty simple, as long as they are properly trained and organised. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Equality Training
By Pete Millington(Pete Millington)
Health and safety at work and the Disability Discrimination Act · Money and help available · Frequently asked questions Benefits of Attending Attendance at this course will provide you with: · An increased understanding of handling ...
Spaghetti Gazetti - http://www.spaghettigazetti.com/

Car Insurance for Disabled People
By claytons
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) outlaws discrimination against disabled people in the areas of goods, facilities and services and that includes car insurance. Some Insurance companies, try to find out the extent of th ...
Financial and Credit Planning - http://financialandcreditplanning.rcpartnership.org

Access2go
By Iula
... developers and service providers to enhance independence for people with disabilities. Includes service delivery and building provisions to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. (United Kingdom) Visit website.
Iula - au pair general articles - http://www.iula.org/

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

10/09/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

China Opens Beijing Paralympic Games 2008
By ilah(ilah)
"The Beijing Paralympic Games is a grand gathering for people with a disability from across the globe," said Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Olympic Games (BOCOG), at the opening ceremony. ...
China - http://china55.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Bring a little colour into your care home
Caring Business - London,UK
Designers can apply colour and visual contrast to an interior, not only to meet their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in respect to ...
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US case highlights web issues of access for the blind
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
They say many businesses are ignoring the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act and operating websites that are not easily read by speech software used by ...
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Monday, 8 September 2008

08/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Desperate communities thrown a lifeline
Western Morning News - Plymouth,England,UK
Ms Thame also ran a series of training courses to help unravel the complexities of the Disability Discrimination Act – legislation of which many halls were ...
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Sunday, 7 September 2008

07/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

China pulls out all the stops in Paralympics spectacular
guardian.co.uk - UK
Recent laws banned discrimination and required companies to pay a levy which funds disability services if they did not meet equality quotas. ...
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Wheelchair hire service will help folk get around
Berwick Today - Scotland,UK
... working to produce a new equality policy to cover the whole area, which included issues such as a disability equality scheme and race equality scheme. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

China opens Beijing Paralympic Games 2008
By HAFIZ(HAFIZ)
"The Beijing Paralympic Games is a grand gathering for people with a disability from across the globe," said Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Olympic Games (BOCOG), at the opening ceremony. ...
SPORTS - http://sportslivenews.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Worcester Sixth Form College Disability Equality Scheme 2006-09
2005 and produced this Disability Equality Scheme (DES) as required by The. Disability Equality Duty (DED). The aim of the scheme is to set out positive ...

Saturday, 6 September 2008

06/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled man's criticism rejected by bus company
Wetherby Today - Wetherby,England,UK
Transdev's spokesman added: "We take our responsibilities and duties under the Disability Discrimination Act very seriously. "We're proud of our reputation ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Re: Disability Discrimination Act and AJAX
By Adam Connor
Adam Connor. I should add that while designing two interaction paths might sound like double the work, once you have a basic understanding of Progressive Enhancement and implementation techniques, the amount of additional work is ...
IxDA Discussion - http://gamma.ixda.org


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Five-figure payout for BBC reporter taken off the TV news 'because ...
Daily Mail - UK
As a result of the case, the BBC is now sending hundreds of staff on disability awareness schemes. A source close to the case said: 'Gary broke the story, ...
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Friday, 5 September 2008

05/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled people "lack confidence" when it comes to job seeking
ClickAJob News - Weybridge,UK
According to the UK Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, a disabled person is someone who has a "physical or mental impairment" which has an "adverse ...
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Dawe joins calls for Lothian Buses to rethink prams policy
Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Lothian Buses insists the move is to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, because it ensures there is space for a wheelchair. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Dragon: One course of action
By Political networking(Political networking)
You can only take individual action under the Disability Discrimination Act. A student has spoken with the Equalities Commission office (0845 604 6610) and they do see it as discrimination. They suggest anyone affected write to the OU ...
Political networking - http://politicalnetworking.blogspot.com/

Disability Discrimination Act and AJAX
By Sudhindra Venkatesha Murthy
Hi All,Can anyone shed some light on whether using AJAX makes a website non compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act? I know there would be violations using some controls of Ajax and not in others, but is there some ...
IxDA Discussion - http://www.ixda.org

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

One rule....
By Phil Chamberlain
The race equality duty; The disability equality duty; The gender equality duty. The duties apply to the governing bodies of all maintained schools (community schools, foundation schools, voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools) ...
Taking Out The Trash - http://takingoutthetrash.typepad.co.uk/taking_out_the_trash/

 

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Teachernet, Guidance on Disability Equality in Schools
The new guidance materials explain how the Disability Equality Duty (DED) ... The Disability Equality Duty does not bring in new rights for disabled people ...

Thursday, 4 September 2008

04/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Pram ban petition backed by hundreds
Scotsman - United Kingdom
It has collected over 440 signatures. he Disability Discrimination Act. They only allow buggies that can be folded to use wheelchair space if it is ...
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New boat will save Renfrew ferry link
Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Neither complies with the Disability Discrimination Act. Is the SPT right to scrap proposals for a £15m bridge across the River Clyde at Renfrew? ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Campaigner faces Deportation
By Webmaster
Peter challenged the Home Office using the Disability Discrimination Act and won his case, ensuring that all disabled people in custody before December 2006 have the protection of anti-discrimination legislation. ...
Hatnews - http://www.hatnews.org

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

02/09/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

MacAskill calls for 'common sense' solution to pram ban
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... the Disability Discrimination Act. The incident sparked outrage among parents across the Capital who insist they travelled freely with prams for years, ...
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Insurer pays for disabled driver snub
Mirror.co.uk - London,UK
So he sued under the Disability Discrimination Act and the broker offered him £4000 before it got to court. Mr Atkins, 68, of Doncaster, is now considering ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Socialist calls for free public transport
By Eddie Truman(Eddie Truman)
... to think creatively not just about function, but about outward appearance. Markinch Station shows what can be done, but we have a long way to go to make the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act a living reality in Scotland."
Red Republic - http://scottishsocialists.blogspot.com/

Monday, 1 September 2008

31/08/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Joy over £50000 makeover for hall in Portishead
Evening Post - Bristol,England,UK
A new toilet, which will be Disability Discrimination Act compliant, will be installed along with a new kitchen which has been donated by DIY store Homebase ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Accessible Web Design Why Should You Make Your Website Accessible
By Sarah BALLARD(Sarah BALLARD)
The UK passed a law called "The disability discrimination act" in 1992 making it illegal to discriminate those with disabilities. Although the law does not refer to Internet users and website accessibility, many larger companies are ...
Web Design Place - http://web-design-place.blogspot.com/