Sunday, 29 March 2009

29/03/2009

PPlog: "Equalities watch dog in crisis"
By micox
As a long time campaigner for disability rights, I had frequently used the advice of and information from the DRC, especially to do with their work in implementing and promoting the statutory requirement in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 .... Special interest in supporting developments of service user and care involvement throughout. Early ill-health retirement in 1999 from full-time work with Suffolk (via an Employment Tribunal disability discrimination action). ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

28/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Mobile group gets around
Worthing Today - Worthing,England,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act states that access should be equal for everybody, and our group is constantly striving to make this happen in Worthing.
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equalities watchdog in crisis | Newpapers Collected
By alleyoopster
He said: "Commissioners have a duty to ensure that for the £70m of public money we get, the maximum for every penny spent. It is all about corporate governance. It is a lot of money. We could do a lot with that money." ... Eighteen months after the Equal Opportunities Commission, Commission for Racial Equality and Disability Rights Commission were merged to create a single, government-funded rights watchdog, campaign groups monitoring the organisation's progress are ...
Newpapers Collected - http://news.alleyoopster.com/



 

Friday, 27 March 2009

27/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Parliament: Deaf Parents Access to their Children's Education ...
By alison
The most recent assessment made by the Secretary of State on the Department for Children, Schools and Families' report on progress towards disability equality under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, was published in December 2008. ...
Grumpy Old Deafies - http://www.grumpyoldeafies.com/



 

Thursday, 26 March 2009

26/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

EDUCATION CONFERENCE FOR DEAF PARENTS
Community Newswire - UK
Sabina Iqbal, founder of Deaf Parenting UK, said: "Despite the Disability Equality Duty & Disability Discrimination Act already in place, which also covers ...
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GPs most improve learning disability care
OnMedica - London,UK
GPs need to make reasonable adjustments to support the delivery of equal treatment, as required by the Disability Discrimination Act. Adjustments are not ...
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Mencap's Response To Six Lives: The Provision Of Public Services ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... duty of care and in their legal responsibility under the Disability Discrimination Act. Health professionals ignored their patient's agonising pain, ...
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OAPs and disabled urged to know their rights on public transport
East London Advertiser - London,England,UK
Their agenda includes a 'know your rights' session where they take them through the Disability Discrimination Act and how it applies to transport services, ...
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Child Support Agency v Truman
Lawdit Commercial Solicitors - Southampton,UK
The EAT, in coming to its decision, said that because the Disability Discrimination Act legislation was worded in identical terms to the disability-related ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Advocacy in Darlington » Death by ignorance in the NHS
By CClose
This seems to suggest a need for better advice and training on the practical implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act in practice by all health professionals. The Ombudsman should have recommended that this be addressed with ...
Advocacy in Darlington - http://a-i-darlo.com/wordpress/


 

DCS News Alert for: DDA

INTERNET LAW - Website Access for the Disable under United Kingdom Law
IBLS INTERNET LAW (subscription) - Irvine,CA,USA
Websites in UK are required to meet accessibility standards under Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). The Disability Discrimination ...
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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

25/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Go ahead for Chorley level crossing
97.4 Rock FM - Preston,England,UK
The bridge will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Such a footbridge needs to be built on a large plot of land because it has to ...
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24/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Ombudsmen slam learning disability care
OnMedica - London,UK
But the learning disability charity Mencap whose report initially uncovered ... Watchdogs at the Care Quality Commission, Monitor and the Equality and Human ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Victory for Evening News campaign as prams to get space on buses
Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Although it was not a new policy, it only began strictly enforcing it in July last year, claiming it was in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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Why can't I go too?
guardian.co.uk - UK
How to ensure that all pupils can benefit from school trips - as required in principle under the Disability Discrimination Act - is challenging some schools ...
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23/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Redundancy and disability
PersonnelToday.com - UK
... be a double whammy: a finding that a dismissal is unfair plus a finding of unlawful discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Section 21 Notice To Quit, DDA 1995 - LandlordZONE Forums
By neiljones
I am a disabled person so i am plannig on using the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as a defence. the DDA 1995 states that , it is unlawful to evict a disabled person or to subject him to any other detriment. ...
LandlordZONE Forums - http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/

Kudzu wish » Social factors
By Alex
However, providers of services have a responsibility to review their policies and practice to improve access to services in line with the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) to improve access and inclusion for children with ...
Kudzu wish - http://www.kudzuwish.com/

Sunday, 22 March 2009

22/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Brenda Power: Sorry but being fat is a choice, not a disability
Times Online - UK
Central to Treanor's case is the notion that obesity is a "disability" within the meaning of the Equal Status Act of 2000. It is undeniably a condition that ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Liz Du Pre, Dorothy Gilroy, Tim Miles - Dyslexia at College 3rd ...
By admin
be an accessible text for mainstream lecturers and tutors who need to be aware of the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act. New chapters include 'Dyslexia plus', giving information on dyspraxia, attention disorders, ...
FileDownloadFull - http://www.filedownloadfull.com/

uhad2bthere News Blog: Fury over new Leeds landmark
By Editor
A Leeds City Council spokeswoman, said: "The ramps which lead to the footbridge are fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act." Yorkshire Evening Post, 19th March 2009. Labels: A Bit Silly, Access ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 21 March 2009

20/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Historic station ramp demolition plan rejected
News Guardian - North Tyneside,England,UK
... Nexus have applied for this is that the ramp does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to allow proper access for disabled people. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Thinking Made Easy
By Joan Idanan
The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 prohibits the kinds of discrimination for all employers like direct discrimination, failure to meet with the responsibility to make sensible alterations, handling a disabled person less ...
Thinking Made Easy - http://ivythesis.typepad.com/

Life is a Question: No One 'Deserves' Sex
By butterflywings
Yes, it is unfortunate if disabled people cannot find partners due to discrimination. But many do. What is screwed up is that his mother is doing all this. What message does that give, that poor ickle disabled people can't find partners for ... Being disabled doesn't give anyone the 'right' to sex, to act like a stereotypical 'lad' and demean women, and certainly not to use sex workers. And whatever this young man needs, it isn't to absorb the moronic lad culture. ...
Life is a Question - http://life-is-a-question.blogspot.com/

Friday, 20 March 2009

19/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Lawyers to challenge OAP meals cutbacks
The Star - Sheffield,England,UK
He said Rotherham Council has a duty under the Disability Discrimination Act to consider the needs of disabled people, and that British human rights law ...
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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

17/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Judge urges national eligibility guidelines for children's social care
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
The judge concluded they were not compatible with either the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Can I join the army while on DLA? Don't be silly… « Ron's Rants…
By Ron
DLA is a disability benefit - the army does not recruit disabled people. It's that simple. And no, the Disability Discrimination Act does NOT apply to the armed forces. DLA comes in two parts, the mobility component, which does allow ...
Ron's Rants... - http://ronsrants.wordpress.com/

UK High Street Banks Lag Behind in Website Accessibility and ...
By RealWire
... such as the Disability Discrimination Act. The solution offers simple guidance on how to resolve accessibility or performance violations when they occur and ensures that all known failures are fixed before a page can be published." ...
Your Story - http://www.your-story.org/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

uhad2bthere News Blog: High Court Ruling: Limiting Access To ...
By Editor
... a duty to provide and those that they had only a power to provide. Islington was also found to have acted unlawfully because they had not shown proper regard to their duties to promote disability equality when setting the criteria. ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/

Puresh Power: I have been accepted on to The London Football ...
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. ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/


 

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

16/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled applicants still wary
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people for reasons related to their disability. ...
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High Court Ruling: Limiting Access To Disabled Children's Services ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... criteria in this way they must have due regard for their duties to promote disability equality under s 49A Disability Discrimination Act 1995. d. ...
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Saturday, 14 March 2009

14/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

No to Clause 34 but Yes to the 3rd Way...
London Daily News - London,England,UK
... therefore unable to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. (3) That "pedicabs/rickshaws" are not "green" and in fact hold up legitimate public ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

National Lottery Lotto disabled access for Saxilby Scout Hut ...
Group Scout Leader Neil (61) said: "We've been trying to update our HQ since the Disability Discrimination Act came in. "We have had disabled children and one disabled leader who we have had to turn away. ...
This Is Lincolnshire channel feed - http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/rss.html

Corporate websites and the case for accessibility | Corporate Eye
By Lucy
According to the Disability Discrimination Act, businesses have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable a disabled person to make use of its services, including those provided online. A website's design should make sure all ...
Corporate Eye - http://www.corporate-eye.com/

Friday, 13 March 2009

13/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

uhad2bthere News Blog: RADAR Publishes Disability Equality Duty
...

By Editor
RADAR is pleased to announce the publication of "Doing the Duty - The Disability Equality Duty - impact so far and legal enforcement", the report of the 'Doing the Duty' conference hosted by RADAR on 7th January 2009 to mark the second ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/

Disability Equality « FMS Global News
By jeannehambleton77
The ODI has also published research on Disability Equality Duty implementation more generally across England, showing a growing awareness of disability equality issues and the value of involving disabled people in the development of ...
FMS Global News - http://fmsglobalnews.wordpress.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Over £100000 to improve walkway
Cumbernauld News - Cumbernauld,North Lanarkshire,UK
... a large part of Lanarkshire. airs and formation of a ramp compliant with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act below Airdrie Road. ...
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People given "best chance of success" by spotting dyslexia
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
Dyslexia is covered under the Disability Discrimination Act, which means that employers must not base decisions on whether to hire somebody on their ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Dave's magical brain (or "me and my myelin"): DeViL'sArse
By Dave
I have checked out the Disability Discrimination Act (the legal eagle that I am!) and there appears to be a clause whereby this sort of thing is allowed if an Act of Parliament requires it, so it's set in law. ...
Dave's magical brain (or "me... - http://davesmagicalbrain.blogspot.com/


 


 

Thursday, 12 March 2009

11/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Mental distress and employment « Harpymarx
By harpymarx
Oh, and if NL is really concerned about getting people with mental distress back in the labour market then what about tightening up the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act)? What about penalising employers who refuse to consider ...
Harpymarx - http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Puresh Power: Gordon Brown, His Recession Plans and Access
By Danny Puresh
This is a clear issue which needs to be addressed and the Government must spell this out and if necessary the force of the DDA needs to be felt by the violators. Maybe this is a topic that the Equality & Human Rights Commission needs to ...
Puresh Power - http://pureshpower.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

10/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Government unveils employment law help for firms
Employers' Forum on Disability - London,UK
... such as the Disability Discrimination Act. Helping businesses to adhere to regulations can be particularly useful for smaller outfits, stated Mr Carter. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Dave's beer related blog: Hitches and problems
By Woolpack Dave
I agree with the DDA principles. Something that goes along the line of disabled people have the right to an independent and dignified way of joining in with life as if able bodied. Fantastic. If a disabled person came to my pub I would ...
Dave's beer related blog - http://hardknott.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 8 March 2009

06/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employees and Ownership
Lawdit Commercial Solicitors - Southampton,UK
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 provides that an employer is exempt from the duty to make reasonable adjustments if he did not know, and could not ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

uhad2bthere News Blog: UN disability convention: Campaigners voice ...
By Editor
This follows the decision to exempt naval, military or air force personnel from the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 "to preserve their combat effectiveness". Consideration of special schools. The government says that there are some ...
uhad2bthere News Blog - http://disabilitymessageboard.blogspot.com/


 

08/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Yes, my hearing dog is allowed on the buses (From This Is Wiltshire)
Gemma Watson, from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: "Hearing Dogs works closely with all the other member charities of Assistance Dogs UK to raise awareness of the fact that under the Disability Discrimination Act all assistance dogs ...
This Is Wiltshire | Latest News - http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/

05/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination
Lawdit Commercial Solicitors - Southampton,UK
By Corinne Day Disability discrimination is governed by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). In many ways, the legislation governing disability
...
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Assembly equality scheme 'has not involved disabled people ...
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
But some disabled groups say that, contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act, representatives of the nation's disabled people have not been fully ...
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UN disability convention: Campaigners voice anger over opt-outs
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
This follows the decision to exempt naval, military or air force personnel from the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 "to preserve their combat ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Everything you need to know about Website Accessibility and ...
By Stewart Townsend
2.13 - 2.17 (p11-13): What services are affected by the Disability Discrimination Act? An airline company provides a flight reservation and booking service to the public on its website. This is a provision ...
Connecting With Startups And... - http://blogs.sun.com/startups

04/03/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

A new lift could open up the council to everyone
Maldon and Burnham Standard - UK
Maldon District Council is failing in its duty to provide disabled access at the offices in Princes Road, Maldon– under the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Ask the expert: Working if signed off by medical expert
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
If the employee is disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 you need to consider your obligations under that act. For example, an employer is ...
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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

02/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Claimants' Charter « Harpymarx
By harpymarx
... of their interactions with Jobcentre Plus and external providers of services, including taking steps to meet disabled people's needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment as required under the Disability Equality Duty. ...
Harpymarx - http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

E-commerce firms failing accessibility tests
VNUNet.com - UK
"There are legal requirements for the accessibility of web sites set out by the Disability Discrimination Act and, if these are not met, companies could ...
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Case of the week: Disability claim was within time limit
PersonnelToday.com - UK
In his claim for disability discrimination, he contended that by August 2005 it was clear that working in the prison sector was unsuitable because of his ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employment Advice to Help Combat Increasing Redundancies in 2009
By John Mehtam
The 2005 Disability Discrimination Act is enacted to end all discrimination against disabled people. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against disabled people in recruitment and their everyday employment. ...
Wordpress 2.5 Test Site - http://athensdev.com/wp25/

03/03/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Liberty Clinic: How is equal opportunities data used by public ...
By Corinna Ferguson
All public authorities (including the police) are now subject to statutory duties that require them to promote race, disability and sex equality, and the new equality bill will contain a general public sector equality duty that will ...
Comment is free: liberty central... - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral

Deeper into the Mindfield: Full motions document for SOAS UGM 25th ...
By Solomon's Mindfield
Introduction of a new Equality Duty on the public sector – this will bring together the three existing duties on race, disability and gender, and extend to gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief ...
Deeper into the Mindfield - http://deepermindfield.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Asda comes in with late objection to Tain Tesco plan
Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen,Scotland,UK
She said: "The main concerns are regarding accessibility to the site – including whether the application complies with the Disability Discrimination Act
...
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Housing associations 'failing to deliver' for tenants
WalesOnline - United Kingdom
Compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was weak. Improvements to reception and public areas were often made just prior to inspection, ...
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Sunday, 1 March 2009

01/03/2009

PPlog: Breach of Duty of Care
By micox
... is going to get away scot free with this breach of their Duty of Care, scot free with the breach of their duty under the Community Care Act 1990, and scot free with their breach of their Disability Equality Duty (organisations ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

28/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

DLA cuts provoke anger with sick day 'grading'
Legal Week - London,UK
DLA Piper's biggest concern would be the risk of claims under the Disability Discrimination Act for those who are disabled or suffer from chronic conditions ...
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Who are the Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission?
Daily Mail - UK
Supported by European legislation that came into force last July, we'd like to ensure that people who are vulnerable to discrimination because of disability
...
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Finding the freedom to fly
Daily Mail - UK
... the Disability Discrimination Act requires public transport providers to take reasonable steps to offer aids or services to ensure access is open to ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Counseling Appointment « Ramblings of the differently sane
By differentlysane
On a more positive note, she's referred me to the Disability Support Office, since she feels I should know my rights under the Disability Discrimination Act before my meeting with Occy Health. We're also meeting next week to decide if ...
Ramblings of the differently sane - http://differentlysane.wordpress.com/


 

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Virtual Tours and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA
...

By Admin
By Beth Menzies There are almost 10 million disabled people in Great Britain, and legislation in the form of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims.
Redundancy Solutions - http://www.redundancysolutions.com/

27/02/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Complaints over post office access pour in
Berrows Journal - Worcester,UK
WHSmith and Royal Mail bosses said the access conforms with the Disability Discrimination Act and safety standards, and staff are trained in evacuation ...
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