Wednesday, 25 February 2009

25/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Taxi drivers suspended after leaving blind man
Rochdale Observer - UK
Councillor Keith Swift, portfolio holder for equality and diversity at the ... do so may constitute a criminal offence under the Disability Discrimination Act.

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Puresh Power: Disabled People and Television
By Danny Puresh
Danny Puresh's blog on thoughts and ideas around access for disabled people that he encounters on a day to day basis. Director of a London based disability equality practice. Speaker on disability and access. Available to speak as an expert . ... Parents must have a duty to educate their children and instead of using Cerrie Burnell as someone to be vilified they should be using this opportunity to remove the "stigma" of disabled people. Children are now introduced to all ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Anger over hall u-turn
Weston & Somerset Mercury - eston-super-Mare,England,UK
... would then comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. However, the council has now said that due to budgetary constrictions much ...
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Disability sport: is it handicapped by PE teacher training?
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
I suspect much will be made of the fact that every local authority in Scotland has signed up to the Disability Discrimination Act. We will doubtless be told ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination in Workplace and Its Justification ...
By Tips for Disabled People
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. ...
Disabilities Blog - http://www.disabilitiesweb.com/blog/

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

24/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled man refused access to Cardiff buses
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
"All our buses are compliant with Disability Discrimination Act legislation and are either low floor, have ramps or are equipped with both. ...
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Monday, 23 February 2009

23/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Two week license suspension for guide dog taxi ban duo
Rochdale Online - Rochdale,England,UK
... Mohammed Idrees appeared at Rochdale Magistrates Court on Friday 6 February and pleaded guilty to the offence under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Care 'good' for addicts but could be better
Get Bracknell - Bracknell,Berkshire,UK
Making sure the Race Relations Act and Disability Discrimination Act are used well within the treatment system for drug users was also rated "excellent". ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Playground to undergo £200k redevelopment (From Watford Observer)
The playground will also be Disability Discrimination Act accessible, with play features that all children can enjoy, including special swing seats, a sand pit and dish roundabout. Watford Borough Council has appointed Sutcliffe Play ...
Watford Observer | News - http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/

IEA Blog » Blog Archive » The slow death of private property
By Richard Wellings
For example, disability rules have discriminated against certain businesses, forcing them to pay out for wider doorways, lifts and ramps. For the first time, the Disability Discrimination Act had retrospective effect in this respect. ...
IEA Blog - http://blog.iea.org.uk/


 

22/02/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled-friendly allotments are opened (From Keighley News)
The allotment — built for Keighley Town Council by a private contractor — has transformed a formerly rundown plot into a community facility fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Funding for the scheme has been provided ...
Keighley News | Keighley - http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/news_keighley/

Plea to convert old Fairfield School | Bristol News | This Is Bristol
But the council statement says the Disability Discrimination Act could be met by internal work. Officers believe the historic buildings could not be demolished. The biggest difficulties to be overcome, they say, would be meeting ...
This Is Bristol channel feed - http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/rss.html

21/02/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

uhad2bthere News Blog: Disabled to fight parking shake-up
By Editor
The protest letters accuse the council of "a breach of duty" to disabled drivers, because it is changing the way it charges motorists at the Theatre Royal car park. The council is to install barriers to stop so-called 'boy racers' driving around the car park at night. .... No previous writing experience necessary, but you must have a keen interest in disability issues and ideally have a disability yourself, or a family member who is affected by disability. ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Police station upgrade
Bromsgrove Advertiser - Bromsgrove,UK
... with the Disability Discrimination Act. Improvements include a ramp, new front counter, a new consultation room and a toilet with disabled facilities. ...
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Friday, 20 February 2009

20/02/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Has the Recession affected DDA? « Enabling Work Ltd
By enablingwork
Has the Recession affected DDA? Posted on February 18, 2009. Filed under: 1 |. It seems that especially since christmas we've had a slow down in enquiries about how businesses can help their disabled clients. Services such as Braille, ...
Enabling Work Ltd - http://enablingwork.wordpress.com/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

BBC NEWS | The Editors
It could be argued that the BBC and other broadcasters are obliged to provide such a service as per their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act. Complain about this comment. 35. At 4:21pm on 19 Feb 2009, Serenegoose wrote: ...
BBC Blog Network - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/

Petition to oppose WRVS changes at Wycombe and Amersham hospitals ...
The statement said: "We have had difficulties complying with the disability discrimination act because of our current restaurant facilities at Wycombe - in particular, there is no lift to the restaurant. ...
This Is Local London | News - http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/


 

19/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Cast your vote over Mackarness Hall access issues
Midweek Herald - UK
The town council is demanding action after pensioners complained the building does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Lack of disabled ...
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Disabled customers concerned about lack of information from agents
Travel Weekly UK - Sutton,England,UK
He said that airlines are a "law unto themselves" because they are exempt from the Disability Discrimination Act. Problems including ...
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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

18/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability law update - Legal Q & A
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Recent cases on the application of the Disability Discrimination Act have given new parameters for employers, employees and job applicants, ...
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Kate overcomes disability with bags of initiative
Tamworth Herald - Tamworth,UK
However, in the days before the Disability Discrimination Act, she could not find articles – so she has worked for Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau and the ...
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Disability discrimination: Lack of knowledge defence
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
"A person has a disability for the purposes of this act if he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on his ...
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Flexi-time 'can help save jobs'
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
... an issue that is covered under the Disability Discrimination Act. Recently Rebecca George, the chair of the British Computer Society's Women's Forum, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

How Accessibility Is Important
Even the law does not allow the service providers to discriminate among the disabled ones when giving their services (DDA-Disability Discrimination Act) to the visitors. Then making an accessible website for every one becomes a duty and ...
Free Articles Zone - http://www.free-articles-zone.com/

Psychiatric Medication News: Listen without prejudice
By Psyche Med
The new statutory disability equalities duty (part of the Disability Discrimination Act) and the government-led social inclusion agenda are spurring public services to ensure people with mental health problems have equal access to ...
Psychiatric Medication News - http://psychiatricmedications.blogspot.com/



 

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

17/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Nick Howorth no longer feels invisible in the classroom
guardian.co.uk - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act was meant to make it easier to find work. In reality, many workplaces are still not geared up for people with disabilities ...
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Deaf sex offender banned from community service because of health ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
According to the deaf charity RNID, the Disability Discrimination Act means organisations such as the probation service must make "reasonable adjustments" ...
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Monday, 16 February 2009

14/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Llanrumney school poll could breach disability legislation
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
We have provided guidance on what a local authority must do to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. "We would hope that a local authority would do ...
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Hospital's £850000 improvement scheme
Craven Herald - UK
Work to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act will include automatic entrance doors and doors with low-level disability access for wheelchair users. ...
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12/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Action demanded over access issues at Mackarness Hall
Midweek Herald - UK
Honiton Town Council is demanding action after the senior council complained existing facilities do not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. "We ...
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Fate of historic building to be decided?
Weston & Somerset Mercury - eston-super-Mare,England,UK
Miss Steel says the business does not lend itself to a conversion because it would be impossible to make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

11/02/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Secretary Of State Disability Equality Duty Reports — Blogs ...
Tags: Independent Living, convention of disability rights, engagement, equality 2025, Equality 2025 annual report, disabled people, Employment, Rowen Jade, ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Pressure mounts on Lothian Buses to do pram ban U-turn
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... and says its policy is in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. The committee discussed the petition for the second time yesterday, after writing ...
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Woman firefighter makes new compensation claim over 'bullying'
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
She is claiming unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, breach of contract and an action under the disability discrimination act. ...
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Richard Hamer: Disabled people have right to access the world
Scotsman - United Kingdom
By Richard Hamer DISABLED people's access to the world around them has improved markedly since the Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in 1995. ...
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Paid annual leave during sick leave: ECJ's decision in Stringer v HMRC
Shoosmiths legal updates - Reading,Berkshire,UK
Do not forget that employees on long-term sick leave are likely to be protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which means they must not be ...
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10/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Taking care of teachers' mental health benefits the entire school
guardian.co.uk - UK
... must ensure they understand their health and safety arrangements and the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on those who hold certain roles. ...
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Monday, 9 February 2009

09/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Judge rules CPS wrong to deny victim with mental illness right to ...
Black Mental Health UK - London,UK
The High Court also found the CPS indirectly in breach of the Disability
... The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) intervened in the case to offer ...

Saturday, 7 February 2009

07/02/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Newbattle Abbey College Disability Equality Duty Annual Report ...
We welcome the public duty to promote disability equality under the Disability
Equality Duty. This is evidenced by the College Strategic Plan 2008-2012 ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Jeremy Clarkson
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The Court of Session ruled a claim of discrimination could be made under the Race Relations Act, and Souster accepted a four-figure out-of-court settlement. ...
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Favouring Particular Patients "Carries Risks", Warns MDDUS
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... or disabled in some way, they may have a case against the GP's practice under the Race Relations Act 1976 or the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Sorry Seems To Be The Correct Answer « Same Difference
By samedifference1
Top Posts. Social networking sites accused of breaching the Disability Discrimination Act · Is Dyslexia A DisAbility? Some Inspirational DisAbility · Blind To The Benefits of an Inclusive Education · DisAbility on TV ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/

Friday, 6 February 2009

06/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Library shuts for massive upgrade
Chorley Guardian - Chorley,UK
... County Council's Library Regenerate programme and will make the library fully accessible and meet the required Disability Discrimination Act standards. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

EAT holds that Malcolm does apply to employment discrimination at ...
By Usefully Employed
In the case of Lewisham v Malcolm, the House of Lords fundamentally changed the law on disability discrimination, holding that the proper comparator was someone to whom the reason for treatment applied, but who was not disabled. ... Hale's well reasoned (but unfortunately dissenting) speech acknowledged that the interpretation of the identically-worded housing and employment provisions must be the same. Reform will have to await the new Equality Act. ...
Usefully Employed - http://blog.usefullyemployed.co.uk/

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Silverlight Accessibility and creating DDA Compliant applications ...
Silverlight Accessibility and creating DDA Compliant applications in the UK - Windows Live.
Silverlight for Business - http://blackburnian.spaces.live.com/



 

Thursday, 5 February 2009

05/02/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Just Plain Sense: Towards the Single Equality Bill
By Christine Burns
to introduce a new streamlined public sector Equality Duty to replace the race, disability and gender equality duties;; to extend the new Equality Duty to age, sexual orientation and religion or belief and to make more explicit that it ...
Just Plain Sense - http://christineburns.blogspot.com/

ITV Wales To Scrap The Signed Evening News Headlines | i.Mephisto
By Tony
Again from your Equality Scheme:. "9.23 In developing policy that may affect disabled people, Ofcom has a duty to engage and consult with this community. Ofcom carries out periodic wider consultation with disability consumer groups on ...
i.Mephisto - http://radio666fm.com/mephisto/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

RSI advice website launched
PC Advisor - London,UK
... from preventing and treating repetitive strain injury (RSI) to advice on complying with the Disability Discrimination Act. RSI (Repetitive Strain ...
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Consultation on disabled taxi services launched
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
Although the Disability Discrimination Act deems it illegal for taxi drivers to treat disabled people differently to others, there is presently no universal ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

disabilityresourcelinks.com: New Research Collection on Disability
...

By Rudy
New Research Collection on Disability and EmploymentInformation on resourcesThe collection provides a large body of facts and informationthat we hope can help motivate increased rights and protections for peoplewith ...
disabilityresourcelinks.com - http://www.disabilityresourcelinks.com/main/

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

uhad2bthere News Blog: DDA Enforcement Petition
By Editor
DDA Enforcement Petition. Following on from my post yesterday - Editor's Comment: Single Equality Law - I have found a petition on the Number 10 website requesting the Government make it a criminal offence (enforceable by the Police) to ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialist

Call for Care Quality Commission to monitor prisoners' mental health
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... learning disability specialists to provide assessments and improve treatment. ... services' compliance with disability anti-discrimination legislation. ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialist

Tony McNulty MP Visits London Autism Centre « Health
By yestelli
Many of us have a great deal to offer, but autism is a complex 'hidden disability' so the level of help we need isn't always obvious to people with no knowledge of the condition." ... Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. ...
Health - http://hhealltthh.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

04/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Court ruling against RBS could have repercussions, say legal experts
Birmingham Post - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
For the first time since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced, ... "Under the DDA, service providers have a duty to make reasonable ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employment tribunal award limits increased
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
It could be a significant development for disabled employees who take their bosses to tribunals under the Disability Discrimination Act. The cases affected ...
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03/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Trewern Centre to get revamp
Barking and Dagenham Post - London,England,UK
More accommodation, improved toilet and shower facilities, and the replacement of the classroom block will help meet Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Flexi-time 'offers more autonomy' for workers
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
Flexible working schemes, which can be offered to disabled employees to help firms comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, can give staff more ...
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Move for disabled access black cab fleet
The Birmingham Post - Birmingham,West Midlands,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 gives the transport secretary the power to order every taxi can be used by people with disabilities, with offenders ...
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Less taxing taxi trips for disabled passengers
Easier (press release) - Chester,UK
... and get more easily from A to B. Under the Disability Discrimination Act it is already unlawful for taxi drivers to discriminate against disabled people ...
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Station to reopen
Bromsgrove Advertiser - Bromsgrove,UK
The work was to make the facilities compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Improvements included a ramp, and new front counter facility with high ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Visiting Signature « No Words - A thematic project
By sarahdrummond
We talked a bit about the Disability Equality Duty and how public services are required to make sure their services are accesable to all, and how we could make providers more aware of that, since they have to produce reports on how they ...
No Words - A thematic project - http://doweneedwords.wordpress.com/

DCS News Alert for: DDA

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Employment
PersonnelToday.com - UK
This Masterclass will update you on these latest tribunal decisions and amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). It will give you a thorough ...
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Sunday, 1 February 2009

01/02/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Stewart Stevenson - Parliamentary Speeches: Disabled Persons ...
By Stewart Stevenson
In any event, they have duties to discharge under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. A regime in which there is clarity about who may use disabled parking spaces in privately owned car parks and about the steps that may be taken to ...
Stewart Stevenson - Parliamentary... - http://stewartstevenson-speeches.blogspot.com/