Friday, 28 November 2008

28/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Mobile phone filming
By Casdok(Casdok)
For guidance on your son's rights under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) you may wish to contact the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The commission is an independent organisation which provides advice and information ...
Mother of Shrek - http://motherofshrek.blogspot.com/

Barnsley Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities Capital Fund
By Bianca
Refurbishing and enhancing existing premises eg improving health and safety arrangements, minor works and adaptations to meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements;. Complementing other funds secured by applicant ...
Funding News from SYFAB - http://fundingnews.wordpress.com/

Thursday, 27 November 2008

27/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Purbeck Housing Trust launches Disability Equality Scheme
In response to new legislation, the Disability Equality Duty, disabled tenants helped Purbeck Housing Trust develop an Disability Equality Scheme and action plan. Disabled tenants now regularly meet to discuss ways the Housing Trust can ...
24dash.com RSS feed - http://blogs.24dash.com/robhattersley/



 

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

25/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

How Mad Are You?
By eingang
As educators in the United Kingdom, under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act, we're required to be proactive about accessibility issues for those with impairments, which can include mental health difficulties. ...
H810: Accessibility Ahead - http://h810.eingang.org/

Monday, 24 November 2008

24/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Restricted access
guardian.co.uk - UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), it's unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person because of their disability. ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Welsh Assembly Government | The Disability Equality Duty
The Disability Equality Duty. The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA 2005) is part of a new breed of equality legislation that is intended to drive ...

Friday, 21 November 2008

21/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Going up in the world
Northern Echo - Darlington,England,UK
"The introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 2004, which established a legal requirement to make newly-built or refurbished buildings fully ...
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Baroness Hale: new equality laws will not close gender gap
Times Online - UK
At the same time, ten per cent of race discrimination claims were successful and 17 per cent of disability claims. But the success rate was set to be ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Vulnerable people with learning difficulties who commit crime can ...
guardian.co.uk - UK
It comes as a shock that our well-regulated criminal justice system is running in breach of disability equality legislation. Yet a new Prison Reform Trust ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

School 'failed' disabled boy
Manchester Online - Manchester,UK
The tribunal ordered all staff to retrain with respect to the Disability Discrimination Act and a review of the school's Disability Discrimination Policy ...
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A new leaf: Why businesses need to invest in disabled employees
Independent - London,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act – introduced in 1995 and extended in 2005 – places a duty on employers to make "reasonable adjustments". ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Justification
By Emma
Justification can be a defence to disability related discrimination. Under s 3A(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995:. " A person discriminates against a disabled person if -. (a) for a reason which relates to the disabled ...
PJH Law - Employment Law Blog - http://www.pjhlaw.co.uk/blog/

Bog Off! Exhibits 6 & 7, The Don't fall Edition
By BenefitScroungingScum(BenefitScroungingScum)
Like most of the loos featured in Bog Off! these examples seem to conform to the size requirements, and probably all claim to be DDA compliant (Disability Discrimination Act) The problem being that once there's been a bin placed on the ...
Benefit Scrounging Scum - http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/

Epicentre's why, what and how of testing
By erickan
As a public product or service provider you are legally obligated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to make any reasonable adjustment to ensure that all users, including those with disabilities or special needs, ...
Epic Thinking – innovation... - http://blog.epic.co.uk/

Guide Dog Etiquette
By 3dogs
Further disability articles by this author can be seen at www.access-auditing.com/articles.htm and www.articlesfactory.com/author/Robin%20Kettle.html. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robin is a Disability Discrimination Act Access Auditor in the UK. ...
Dog Supply Search » Guide Dog... - http://dogsupplysearch.com/


 

Thursday, 20 November 2008

20/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

New disability awareness resource for schools
Independent Catholic News - London,UK
It encourages pupils to see our equality in the eyes of God and builds upon the existing good work being done in the area of disability awareness within ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Public Sector Achievements On Disability Equality Celebrated, UK
By disabilityalert
It is nearly two years since the new duty on the public sector to promote disability equality positively came into force and already the hard work of individuals and organisations in the public sector is making a real difference to the ...
Disability Alert - http://disabilityalert.wordpress.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Vulnerable inmates failed by system
guardian.co.uk - UK
... "failing in their legal duty to eliminate disability discrimination and promote equality" - something enshrined in the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Fair questions
guardian.co.uk - UK
There are currently nine major pieces of legislation concerned with discrimination, particularly concentrating on race, disability and gender. ...
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North West Evening Mail
NW Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,England,UK
... including shops, cafes, the banks, post office and library required by the Disability Discrimination Act. At present, these are often oversubscribed by ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Boris cuts hit the disabled
By Luke Akehurst(Luke Akehurst)
... believes that the programme of step-free access initiated by TfL before the election of Mayor Johnson was extremely welcome and showed real commitment to giving effect to the Disability Discrimination Act; notes that TfL still ...
Luke's Blog - http://lukeakehurst.blogspot.com/


 


 

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

19/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Employee rehabilitation: trade secrets
PersonnelToday.com - UK
... only run the risk of falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), but are also likely to see health policy and insurance premiums rocket. ...
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Youth offenders improve allotment
BBC News - UK
The Youth Offending Team's "Verge Project" has brought the allotments up to the standards required by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Reply to Your own photography websites
By © Musa
For those of you who are planning to build a accessible website (DDA compliant website - Disability Discrimination Act) here are some pointers and guidance: Equality and Human Rights Commission ...
Manchester, UK - http://www.flickr.com/groups/manchesteruk/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Public Sector Achievements On Disability Equality Celebrated, UK
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
It is nearly two years since the new duty on the public sector to promote disability equality positively came into force and already the hard work of ...
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

18/11/2008

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

An Overview of the Disability Equality Duty - docstoc
Preview and download documents about An Overview of the Disability Equality Duty . Docstoc is a community for sharing professional documents, ...

Monday, 17 November 2008

17/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Reflecting our society
guardian.co.uk - UK
We worked with the Shaw Trust's web accessibility team, who all have a disability themselves, to test new page templates using adaptive technologies. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability in the workplace: The forgotten minority
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The most important piece of legislation for disabled employees is undeniably the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which was updated in 2005 to make it ...
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Muslim cab driver refused to carry blind man and his guide dog
National Secular Society - London,UK
The National Secular Society expressed satisfaction that the disability discrimination legislation had trumped so-called "religious rights". ...
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Parking row threat to pool project
The Northern Scot - Inverness,Scotland,UK
In terms of parking provision for people with disabilities, the existing car park does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act which requires a ...
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Can post offices still be saved?
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
... of Uplands Post Office is a discrimination against disabled customers like herself, and, as such, is a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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Saturday, 15 November 2008

15/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

COPELAND DISABILITY FORUM
Whitehaven News - Whitehaven,England,UK
For over 30 years our active group of disabled volunteers, have worked towards equality, in the Social, Economic and Physical Environment; covering the ...
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Friday, 14 November 2008

14/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability awareness: Flexible working for carers
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
There are no provisions in the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) that provide protection against associated discrimination and so Ms Coleman relied on ...
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Last-minute effort to save Post Office
Galloway Today - Wigtownshire,UK
... osteoporosis - claimed the closure of her branch was in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, which demands equal services for everyone. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Writing a Good Web Accessibility Statement
By Simon
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ( DDA ), a disability is defined as:. A physical or mental impairment that has a long-term or substantial effect on a person's ability to carry out day to day tasks. ...
Simon Whatley - http://www.simonwhatley.co.uk/

Deaf Family Ban ? the only way ?
By MM(MM)
In effect they have circumvented our legal Access law the Disability Discrimination Act, and, with the collusion of deaf people. Take a basic scenario, you require medical attention, first port of call is your General Practitioner, ...
At The Rim - http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/



 

Thursday, 13 November 2008

13/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Direct payment 'discrimination' condemned
Craegmoor News - UK
Those detained under the current act are automatically denied direct payments, which are often used to support people with a disability or the families of ...
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Taxi driver who barred dog fined
Yorkshire Post - Leeds,England,UK
On Monday the taxi driver was fined £300 and ordered to pay £150 in costs after he admitted breaking the Disability Discrimination Act. He was also told to ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Driver claimed carrying dog was 'against his religion'
By Muslims Against Sharia(Muslims Against Sharia)
This broke the conditions of the licence he was granted by Broxtowe Borough Council, who yesterday prosecuted Roshanmoniri for failing to carry a disabled person with a dog, an offence under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Muslims Against Sharia - http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/

The British Council of Disabled People (BCODP)
By Rudy
We led the campaign that resulted in the UK's Disability Discrimination Act. We offer all disabled people in the UK the chance to get involved directly in working together to change our society, as a member of UKDPC and as a member of ...
disabilityresourcelinks.com - http://www.disabilityresourcelinks.com/main/

Taxi Driver Fined After Claiming Guide Dog "Against His Religion"
By Elise
Roshanmoniri was fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £150 for breaking the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as a £15 victim fee. According to the council, Roshanmoniri submitted his guilty plea by post and has since applied for ...
Dream Dogs - http://www.dreamdogs.co.uk/


 

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Grrrrrrrrrrr TAXI'S
The powers in Part 5 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) allow regulations to be made requiring all new land-based public transport vehicles - trains, buses, coaches and taxis - to be accessible to disabled people, ...
MSS discussions - Primary Progressive MS - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/



 

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

12/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Council rebuts bus stop complaints from How Wood
St Albans & Harpenden, Welwyn & Hatfield Review - St Albans,UK
... to fulfil access requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act. "The bus needs to be able to get close enough to 'kneel' right against the kerb, ...
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Prospect turns up heat on disability issue
Manx Radio - Foxdale,UK
The Isle of Man's progress in adopting new laws to prevent disability discrimination will be examined later this month. The Trade Union Council is inviting ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

What are the benefits of an accessible website?
By admin
The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 says it's unlawful to exclude disabled people from the web, while companies have proved that making a website easier for a disabled person to use would improve the take up of products by as much ...
The BIS Team Blog - http://www.bisblog.net/

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

11/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

From the Acting Chair, Rowen Jade
By equality2025
We have continued to advise that the Disability Equality Duty requirements are not eroded by a new Single Equality Duty and we are now working with a number of government departments on their Secretary of State Disability Equality Duty
...
Equality2025's Weblog - http://equality2025.wordpress.com/



 

Monday, 10 November 2008

10/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

re: Hi , Newly diagnosed , Where do i start?
They can't punish you and you may be able to get help under the Disability Discrimination Act. The doctors have no imput, it's your decision. Don't know anything about the new trials sorry. Hope this helps, rachel x.
MSS discussions - New Diagnosis... - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

Disability Discrimination Dilemma
The Disability Discrimination Act has been established to protect you. But, you don't want the hassle, do you? You don't want to be seen as a troublemaker. Possibly, you don't even know your rights and how to go about making a claim. ...
nebusiness - http://blog.nebusiness.co.uk/

Get expert advice quickly 1 Financial 2 Employment 3 Health Advice ...
By Dr. Liz Miller(Dr. Liz Miller)
Disability Discrimination For Employers A quick guide to your obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act
http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/page/6/92/ How to approach the problem of mental health in the workplace ...
Doctor Bloggs... The official... - http://doctorbloggs.blogspot.com/

Friday, 7 November 2008

07/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

British Toilet Association says Spendlove loos are tops
They all now have new modern facilities which include self-contained cubicles, gents' urinals, baby changing and access for those with disabilities to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)." ...
Charlbury News - http://www.charlbury.info/cgi-bin/dnews.cgi

Thursday, 6 November 2008

06/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

GPs paid to focus on learning difficulties
OnMedica - London,UK
... which was published earlier this year, found existing guidelines and laws - such as the Disability Discrimination Act - were not being followed. ...
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Holyrood joins fight against 'ridiculous' buses pram ban
Scotsman - United Kingdom
It makes a mockery of Lothian Buses' strapline, Easy Access for All. "Lothian Buses insists this is to do with the Disability Discrimination Act. But they ...
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Wheelchair groups challenge council in High Court
Liverpool Daily Post - Liverpool,England,UK
They claim the council is failing to abide by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Mrs Lunt said: "We are confident the discrimination we face will be ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL TO BE TAKEN TO THE HIGH COURT FOR BREAKING ...
By Tori Blare(Tori Blare)
They claim the council is failing to abide by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Mrs Lunt said: "We are confident the discrimination we face will be acknowledged when our case does go forward."
LIVERPOOL IN A MESS? - http://liverpoolinamess.blogspot.com/

Virtual Tours and the Disability Discrimination Act DDA
By Arien(Arien)
There are almost 10 million disabled people in Great Britain, and legislation in the form of the Disability Discrimination Act DDA aims to ensure that all disabled people are given a fair deal in everyday life. ...
The Worst Business Ideas - http://worst-business-ideas.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Third budget climbdown sees disability cuts reversed
Irish Examiner - Cork,Ireland
Labour equality spokeswoman Kathleen Lynch welcomed the reversal saying the original proposal would have amounted to a "mugging" of disabled people. ...
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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

05/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

An overview
Startups.co.uk - UK
These new duties amended the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995. The law says that an employer cannot discriminate either directly or by failing to make ...
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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

04/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

GPs get £100 for checks on people with learning difficulties
guardian.co.uk - UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, businesses are required to arrange and pay for "reasonable adjustments" to their services to make them suitable for ...
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Monday, 3 November 2008

03/11/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Working with the Environment Agency to help people get a job
Cambridge Network - Cambridge,UK
The Trust also works with the Government, employers, service providers and commissioners to promote disability equality and good practice.
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Saturday, 1 November 2008

01/11/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

Website Accessibility is Good for Business
By Terry Lane
Buzzin' Fly has specialist knowledge of disability law compliance and website accessibility which can be very useful when having your business website desgined and developed. For more informaion on website accessibility visit the W3 ...
Generate Success - http://www.generatesuccess.co.uk/


DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Colchester: Helping hand for disabled facing obstacle course
The Gazette - Colchester,Essex,UK
The project is aiming to make more businesses, councils and organisations across the UK comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Grotty Gatwick
By Daithai C(Daithai C)
How does the CAA continue to licence transport facilities which continue to laugh in the face of Phase 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1998? Does the CAA feel no moral obligation to ensure the law of the land is respected and ...
Daithai C - http://daithaic.blogspot.com/

Assisted suicide
By AndyW
perform the act him/her self; is preventing assisted suicide a form of state discrimination against disabled people? Would a challenge to the refusals to permit assisted suicide be possible under the Disability Discrimination
...
Legal Banter - uk.legal (Legal... - http://www.legalbanter.co.uk/