Friday, 31 October 2008

31/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

EXCLUSIVE: Coalition puts the case for eco-towns
Public Servant Online - Staffordshire,UK
RADAR, the disability network, believes that "the eco-towns concept could make a major contribution to the drive for disability equality and independent ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Disability Equality Duty - it can affect us all
prepare and regularly review an action. plan detailing the steps it plans to take to. meet the new duties; and. The Disability Equality Duty
...

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Breach of injunction order leads to imprisonment and possession of ...
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
Throughout the proceedings the tenant made no contact with the Association or its' legal representatives nor did she instruct anyone to act on her behalf. ...
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Why I won't let my disability rule my life
The Gazette - Colchester,Essex,UK
... the Disability Rights Commission and the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, Mr Ramplin is adamant the anti-disability laws have made little difference. ...
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Thursday, 30 October 2008

30/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Injunction order and possession against a tenant with a disability
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
This stated that the tenant could be considered to be disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act, but was no more specific than that. ...
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Hatfield Tunnel set to close for two years
Times 24 - Welwyn Garden City,England,UK
The refurbishments are included within the M25 widening project and are required to make the tunnel compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability issues - quick round-up
By The Editor(The Editor)
Local authorities are using the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as an excuse to close public toilets, a committee of MPs has claimed. According to the report by the Commons communities and local government committee, many councils ...
Spaghetti Gazetti - http://www.spaghettigazetti.com/

Disability Discrimination in Workplace and Its Justification
By ardhi
As per the guidelines of disability discrimination act, an employer does have the right of dismissing a disabled individual provided he is incapable of performing an operation that another human being can accomplish. ...
The Health Care Blog - http://harlandics.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Jobs charity for disabled and mentally ill fights for survival
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... receives funding to survive as without access to their network, it could impact on our business and the future of disability recruitment in Edinburgh. ...
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

29/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Why are our GP surgeries still failing to cater for the disabled?
Essex Echo - Basildon,Essex,UK
"The Disability Discrimination Act needs to be more prescriptive at the moment buildings are expected to have "reasonable" adjustments. ...
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SEN delegated funding vs. statements
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
Another area of the law that is becoming increasingly important for children with learning difficulties is disability equality (and discrimination). ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination in Workplace and Its Justification
By LIFEGUARD(LIFEGUARD)
As per the guidelines of disability discrimination act, an employer does have the right of dismissing a disabled individual provided he is incapable of performing an operation that another human being can accomplish. ...
Health Tips - http://expertdoctor.blogspot.com/

Councils blame public toilet closures on Disability Discrimination Act
... in the last eight years, and a new report by the Community and Local Government Select Committee called 'The Provision of Public Toilets' has claimed that local authorities are using the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as an excuse.
Mature Times - The voice of your... - http://maturetimes.co.uk/


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

How will the new incapacity benefit work?
The Press, York - York,North Yorkshire,UK
York-based equality consultant Lynn Jeffries remains cautious about the scheme. "The idea behind it makes a lot of sense'" she said. ...
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

28/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability award for "delighted" parish council
thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk - East Grinstead,England,UK
... to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. "The community centre is very pleased to be recognised because it does not come cheap. ...
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Disability discriminatory policy is justified
Times Online - UK
The secretary of state had argued that even if the claim was within article 1, there was no discrimination on the basis of any status within article 14. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Stairlift
A curved stairlift system is used occasionally at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales, installed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. AC and DC power. Early stairlifts mostly had alternating current (AC) drive motors which ran ...
SDA Movers - http://www.sdamovers.com/

accessibility: good for users, good for Google
By Alex Mace
Back in the year 2000, the organisers of the Sydney Olympics were successfully sued by an individual, Bruce Maguire under the Australian Disability Discrimination Act, because parts of the Sydney Olympics website were inaccessible to ...
three boxes - http://threeboxes.co.uk/

Monday, 27 October 2008

26/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

MP Ann Clwyd attacks disabled seating at Millennium Stadium
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
I think there is a possibility that the Millennium Stadium is in breach of its legal responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act." Gerry Toms, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Diagnosing HIV
By Sheelagh(Sheelagh)
People with HIV are protected under the Disability Discrimination Act. But to gain this protection, your employer must know of your diagnosis. Whether you choose to tell them will often depend on how you think they will take it. ...
www.datepositive.net blog - http://datepositive.blogspot.com/



 

Saturday, 25 October 2008

25/10/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Accessibility
By Sue
Over a year ago the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) was subsumed into the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). There is debate over whether this has been in the best interests of people who struggle with seeing, hearing, ...
:: Sue Watling:: - http://learninglab.lincoln.ac.uk/blogs/sue/


DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Knutsford Town Council to move out of chamber
Knutsford Guardian - Knutsford,Cheshire,UK
Councillor Neil Forbes, who has MS, said complying with the Disability Discrimination Act was the law. "But we're not deliberately breaking the law," said ...
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Friday, 24 October 2008

24/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Glidden Trade bring new colours out
Builders Merchants Journal - Selsdon,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) recommends that adjacent critical surfaces have a LRV difference greater than 30 in order to maximise visual ...
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Website legal requirements
IT Wales - Swansea,Wales,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), was introduced to address any discrimination faced by disabled people. The main part of the DDA that applies ...
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Thursday, 23 October 2008

23/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Call to boost public toilet provision
ePolitix - UK
And it criticised some councils for using the Disability Discrimination Act "as an excuse" for closing toilets when they could have been made accessible. ...
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Rescued rural post office to re-open
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
It was granted a stay of execution in June when Mary Davies, 74, mounted a last minute challenge under the Disability Discrimination Act. Despite massive ...
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Dealing with malingerers - weekly dilemma
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Whether he is protected by the Disability Discrimination Act. If so, can any adjustments be made to his working environment or conditions at reasonable cost ...
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MPs call on councils to provide better public toilets
LocalGov - London,UK
The report also noted that some authorities were using the disability discrimination act as an excuse to pull down toilets which didn't have disabled access ...
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Councils 'must provide more loos'
BBC News - UK
Some public lavatories had been shut down by councils using the Disability Discrimination Act "as an excuse" - when they could easily be adapted to be ...
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MPs call for more and better public toilets
Independent - London,England,UK
Some had been shut down by councils using the Disability Discrimination Act "as an excuse" – when they could easily be adapted to be accessible, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Severe disfigurements
By Usefully Employed
Employers should always remember that severe disfigurements are taken to fall within the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, notwithstanding that they might not meet its other requirements. Employers would therefore directly ...
Usefully Employed - http://blog.usefullyemployed.co.uk/

Toilet Humour
By adriansmith
I've already thought it was a golden rule of local politics that you do not close down public lavatories - but apparently they are being closed down in droves, with the Disability Discrimination Act being used as the primary reason. ...
Cllr Adrian Smith - http://adriansmith.mycouncillor.org.uk/

Recession Is Poor Excuse For Exclusion, Analyst Warns.
By Majeed Saleh
services firms are failing to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act with respect to their websites, despite the costs of fixing accessibility problems generally being moderate or low, Page said. ...
E-Access Blog - http://www.headstar.com/eablive/


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

West Lindsey sports club given £10000 grant
Gainsborough Standard - Gainsborough,England,UK
... between people with disabilities and without," said Ian Brown, treasurer and equality and diversity officer for the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Disability Equality Duty - does it work? (Part 2)
By Danny Puresh(Danny Puresh)
... practically the whole route had been re-paved incorporating proper dropped kerbs. which was a big surprise to me and in comparison to the last blog entry about the disability equality duty - this is a good example of when it does ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/


 

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

22/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Public toilets in decline, warn MPs
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
It also claims councils could be breaking guidelines on gender equality because women cannot use new "street urinals" and are less keen on going into pubs ...
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News Update
Wembley and Kingsbury Times - London,England,UK
A Council has exceeded level three, the top mark, in the Equality Standard for Local Government scheme. Brent Council staff and customers from diverse ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Guardian and accessibility
By Malcolm Coles
(This also means the Guardian is arguable in breach of the disability discrimination act, which 'makes it unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to ...
malcolm coles - http://www.malcolmcoles.co.uk/blog/

'...to recognise veterans with war pensions or Armed Forces ...
can those who have been disabled due to service in out armed forces and in...
Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions - http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/list/open?sort=date



 

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

21/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

Stress in the workplace: reasons to be fearful
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
With depression expected to be the second leading worldwide cause of disability by 2020, occupational stress is a topical and important issue to address. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Disability Equality Duty - Does It Work? (Part 1)
By Danny Puresh(Danny Puresh)
On previous occasions this has worked and in my mind this is how the Disability Equality Duty should work firsthand. However, three weeks ago I asked a police officer the same thing and my request was refused! Their comments were that ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Equality, Equality, Equality?
gair rhydd - Cardiff,UK
With changes in the pipeline to legislation regarding equality at work, Ceri Isfryn asks whether positive discrimination is making the workplace more unfair ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

KNOWSLEY TAXI DRIVERS JUBILANT AT HACKNEY CARRIAGE APPROVAL OF E7 TAXI
By admin2
The action was also supported by Knowsley Disability Concern, who cited a breach of the council's duty under the Disability Discrimination Act. The decision in Knowsley follows hot on the heels of a judicial review test case against ...
Taxi-Mart Blog - http://blog.taxi-mart.co.uk/

Web Accessibility
By Chamara
This was the first successful case under Disability Discrimination Act 1992 because SOCOG had failed to make their official website, Sydney Olympic Games, adequately accessible to blind users. ...
Apramana - http://apramana.com/

Monday, 20 October 2008

20/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

BME charities to benefit from opportunities project
The Birmingham Post - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
One example of a charity benefiting from the scheme is disability charity CATS which will have a DVD produced outlining what the organisation does. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Airparks® Gatwick offer easy access for disabled travellers
WebWire (press release) - Atlanta,GA,USA
All buses at Gatwick Airparks are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and are capable of accommodating wheelchair users. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Dignity For All
By admin
3]Disability Discrimination Act 1996. This act confirms rights for people with disabilities. It makes it unlawful to discriminate against disabled people in employment.access to goods,services,transport and education. ...
Pilton Sucks dotCom - http://piltonsucks.com/

Sunday, 19 October 2008

19/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Legal protection for a life before birth
Times Online - UK
It touches on questions of privacy, freedom, gender equality, perception of disability, conscience and personal and social consequences. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Tourism Award for Inaccessible Websites
By developer[at]tomwright[dot]me[dot]uk (Tom Wright)(developer[at]tomwright[dot]me[dot]uk (Tom Wright))
Commiseration to both awarding bodies for showing total disregard for the Disability and Discrimination Act and Web Accessibility. Buzz words, maybe, at the turn of the millennium, but now integral to any web developer's tool kit. ...
Tom Wright's Web Log :: Web Explorati... - http://www.severnsolutions.co.uk/twblog/

Saturday, 18 October 2008

18/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

BREAKING NEWS - Council's equality plan
Irvine Times - Irvine,England,UK
The council's Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan sets out to get rid of unfair disadvantages in some people's lives and enforce new laws about race, ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

A colourful way to meet Part M
Cable and Wire Directory - UK
Electrical contractors and project specifiers needing to make installations complaint with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and Part M of the ...
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Free gates on offer for landowners
Ripon Today - Ripon,England,UK
"The county council has a legal obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act to accommodate the needs of all users," said County Coun Clare Wood, ...
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2000 sign up to call to end pram bus ban
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Lothian Buses has insisted their policy is to conform with the Disability Discrimination Act and ensure space is kept free for wheelchair users. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Virtual Tours and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
By maren(maren)
How can virtual tours help you meet your obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act)? A brief guide for businesses, museums, archives and other organisations. Read More... [Source: Legal Articles from EzineArticles.com ...
Business - http://up2business.blogspot.com/



 

Friday, 17 October 2008

17/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Unexpected ruling on comparators in discrimination cases
The Firm - UK
As she further points out, under reference to the definition of discrimination in the new section 3A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ["DDA"] ...
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Warwickshire blind descend on Westminster
Coventry Telegraph - Coventry,England,UK
"It's strange - this is the same government that championed the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, but now they're treating us like this. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

* UK - Lothian Buses HQ is the next stop in pram ban campaign
By truckbus(truckbus)
Lothian Buses claims its ban is in line with the Disability Discrimination Act, as they are ensuring there is space available for a passenger with a wheelchair. But disability groups have said it is unnecessary and that most parents are ...
buses world news - http://busnews.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Shared high streets 'not safer'
BBC News - UK
... we may find ourselves in the courts with local authorities because we don't actually think that they're complying with the new disability equality duty. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Rights of employment according to the Disability Discrimination Act
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

Thursday, 16 October 2008

16/10/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Grasmere publishes disability action plan
By Webmaster
"Grasmere Primary School welcomes its general responsibilities under the new Disability Equality Duty to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled people, eliminate discrimination ...
Grasmere Primary School London N16 - http://grasmereprimaryschool.org.uk

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New British Standard for fire safety of buildings
Norwich Union Risk Services - Birmingham,England,UK
... means of escape for disabled people, taking into account the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and the principles of inclusive design. ...
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Conference to open city up to disabled
Liverpool Echo - UK
... venues can improve business by offering a warmer welcome to disabled delegates and train staff to work within the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

15/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

All abroad to see Corby's top sites
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - Kettering,England,UK
There will be an update on the disability equality scheme and the chance to assess the impact of the council's services on the disabled community. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Flintshire man calls for better facilities for the disabled
Evening Leader - Wrexham,Wales,UK
Government guidance states that under the Disability Discrimination Act, it is unlawful for service providers to treat disabled people less favourably than ...
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The big Pluss for disabled workers
South Devon Herald Express - Torquay,England,UK
As well as meeting their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, businesses can serve those with disabilities who have an annual purchase power ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

EU to ban traditional light bulbs, but at what cost to health and ...
By Stewart Cowan
"The groups warned that a complete ban on incandescent lighting for people with such conditions would violate the Disability Discrimination Act, and that employers should also be allowed to purchase incandescent lights if their ...
Stewart Cowan's Weblog - http://stewartcowan.wordpress.com

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

14/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Hall wins £4k grant
Exmouth Herald - UK
... install a hearing loop, ceiling insulation, update fire safety measures and ensure the building complies with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
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Lothian Buses HQ is the next stop in pram ban campaign
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Lothian Buses claims its ban is in line with the Disability Discrimination Act, as they are ensuring there is space available for a passenger with a ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The More Things Change...
By marion(marion)
Basically, the petition calls for amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). To my mind, they seem relatively minor; but they would change many peoples' lives for the better. I'm particularly disturbed by this issue because ...
artmixter - http://artmixter.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 12 October 2008

12/10/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Teeth for public authority duty
Update on the Disability Equality Duty, including recent court cases which give real teeth to the obligations of public authorities under the 'general duty'.
Stammeringlaw UK - http://www.stammeringlaw.org.uk

Saturday, 11 October 2008

11/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Hastings Old Town couple in High Court battle against post office ...
Bexhill Observer - UK
Judy Brown, 61, and her husband Jonathan Coe, of Rock-a-Nore Road, claim the shutting of the Old Town post office in George Street has breached disability
...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Weekly dilemma:alcoholics in the workplace
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Alcoholism is expressly excluded from those conditions that constitute a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act so there is no ...
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I wouldn't have minded if my baby had been born deaf, but the ...
guardian.co.uk - UK
A generation ago, the Disability Discrimination Act was passed, affording a degree of equality to deaf and disabled people. However, when it comes to equal ...
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Heard the one about the deaf comedian?
guardian.co.uk - UK
There is a political edge to Smith's act, unsurprisingly for a man who sued the factory in which he once worked for disability discrimination, and who later ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Virtual Tours and the Disability Discrimination Act DDA
How can virtual tours help you meet your obligations under the DDA Disability Discrimination Act A brief guide for businesses museums archives and other organisations.
Article Directory Online: Free... - http://www.articleonlinedirectory.com/

Friday, 10 October 2008

10/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Revamped building 'right for Brandon'
The Thetford and Brandon Times - Thetford,England,UK
... of the two-storey 19th century building and the installation of a lift and new staircases to make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Guide dog row taxi boss cleared
Bolton News - Bolton,England,UK
Mustak Bhuta, who runs Orlando Cars in Thynne Street, was accused of breaking the Disability Discrimination Act in what is thought to be the first ...
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Disabled 'hit hardest' by post office closures
Metro - London,UK
... her home town branch in Hastings, East Sussex. Ms Brown claims the closures are unlawful and in breach of duties under the Disability Discrimination Act.
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Blind woman refused a taxi because of her guide dog was NOT a ...
Daily Mail - UK
She complained to the local licensing department which brought a prosecution under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, under which it is illegal for a ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Blind woman refused a taxi because of her guide dog was NOT a ...
By Kieran(Kieran)
A taxi firm boss refused to pick up a blind woman because of her guide dog, a court has heard. Mustak Bhuta, who owns Orlando Cars, was prosecuted for breaching the Disability Discrimination Act. Link to Article.
Fade the Blog - http://fadetheblog2.blogspot.com/

UK: Blind woman refused a taxi because of her guide dog was NOT a ...
By Tezza
Mustak Bhuta, who owns Orlando Cars, was prosecuted for breaching the Disability Discrimination Act. The businessman faced a fine of up to £1000 if convicted, but has been cleared by magistrates in Bolton. [...]
Fried Brains: Anti political... - http://friedbrains.com



 

Thursday, 9 October 2008

09/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Post office closure discriminate against disabled people - woman ...
Daily Mail - UK
... of duties under the Disability Discrimination Act. 'The Secretary of State should have carried out a disability impact assessment which he has not done. ...
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Taxi driver suspended for refusing guide dog
Dudley News - Stourbridge,West Midlands,UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act any drivers who refuses to take wheelchair users or passengers with a guide dog is committing a criminal offence.
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Blind woman takes taxi chief to court over 'guide dog snub'
Daily Mail - UK
Bhuta, of Deane, denies breaking section 37A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which makes it illegal for a private hire firm to refuse to carry ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

said on 100 acorns
By detrich
Over here in the UK we have the disability discrimination act. Its not the act disabled people campaigned for but it does go part of the way towards a civil rights bill that includes all disabled people, that understands and recognises ...
Detrich's Weblog - http://detrich.wordpress.com


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

County is failing disabled people
Kidderminster Shuttle - Kidderminster,England,UK
The county council has failed under its Disability Equality Scheme to help disabled people to get involved in public life. It has failed to give extra help ...
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

08/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

WALTHAM FOREST: Bullying culture within council, says union
Epping Forest Guardian - UK
Just less than a third of the claims related to bullying, while one in ten alleged race or disability discrimination. The grievances were upheld in only 16 ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

DDA Compliance and your business [Sue Berry]
The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that it is unlawful for service providers to treat people who have a disability any less favourably than other people for any reason that is related to disability. ...
Ecademy: user blogs - http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=blog

'...Amend the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 to make ...
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, amended 2005, is not as effective as...
Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions - http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/list?sort=date



 

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

07/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mothers step up pram ban battle
Scotsman - United Kingdom
But Lothian Buses has insisted that its policy is in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. It said drivers can only allow buggies on that can be ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

New moves provide people with the power to shape their lives
The Gazette - Colchester,Essex,UK
She would like to become a freelance disability equality consultant. "It is not purely about me, but a strong desire to bring about change for others, ...
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Monday, 6 October 2008

06/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disabled people failed by courts and police
Independent - London,England,UK
Since 2005, disability hate crimes have been recognised within the criminal justice system. Although it is not a separate offence, a "sentencing provision" ...
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05/10/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mobility Impairment - no Disability Here!
By mike
During last year's annual maintenance, the team at the Savannahlander were provided with a small amount of funding so that the service could become Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Compliant. All three railcar units had hearing ...
The Savannahlander - http://www.savannahlander.com.au/blog

03/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Advice on key issues for firms
Peterborough Today - Peterborough,England,UK
He also talked about recent rulings which could have a dramatic impact on claims under the Disability Discrimination Act. Tim Thompson, also from Hegarty ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

What I am trying to get through to J is that in the whole decision ...
By Liz(Liz)
I did think of asking 'Have you heard of the Disability Discrimination Act?' but thought perhaps not. I asked him about sport & he said 'If your son's good at sport he'll do fine here' & I said that no, actually I was asking because he ...
Life beyond the caravan - http://lifebeyondcaravan.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Charity hospital snub "to impress Government"
Bucks Free Press - London,UK
But Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman Jon Fisher said: "This duty is also a legal obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

LRT buses: a space defined
By edinburghlook
"The Equality and Human Rights Commission recognises that Lothian Buses is trying to comply with disability discrimination law. However, we believe that this does not have to be an 'either/or' argument about the competing needs of ...
Looking At Edinburgh - http://edinburghlook.wordpress.com


 

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

Never Mind The Quality Feel The Width
By Tony Osgood(Tony Osgood)
This particular working group was to examine empowerment in developmental disability services provided by the local authority. "We need to get a grip on empowerment," the manager explained. "We've been working on it a while," he added. ...
Tony Osgood - http://tonymosgood.blogspot.com/



 

Thursday, 2 October 2008

02/10/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Villa to host disability conference
Manx Radio - Foxdale,UK
Some answers are going to be given to the countless questions which have arisen since Tynwald passed the Isle of Man Disability Discrimination Act two years ...
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WALTHAM FOREST: Jump in staff legal claims against council
Epping Forest Guardian - UK
Just under a third of the claims related to bullying, while one in ten alleged race or disability discrimination. The grievance was upheld in only 16 per ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

The Case For Web Accessibility
By rich
Firstly there is the legal responsibility embodied in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ('the Act') that places a responsibility upon providers to ensure that disabled individuals have effective access to services and information. ...
quirm.net - http://quirm.net

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

01/10/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Week 3 Activity 1.3 Lancaster Universities policy on accessibility ...
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/