Thursday, 28 May 2009

29/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Useful websites for accessible travel
guardian.co.uk - UK
Although the vast majority currently fall short of the lowest levels required by law (and have done since the Disability Discrimination Act amendment ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 21 May 2009 Written answers ...
The Department for Transport has not made any assessment of additional costs incurred as a result of the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Acts ...


 

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

26/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

What the Disability Discrimination Act Means For Your Business ...
By Sam
If you choose to ignore the DDA requirements, you could find yourself facing legal action. Not only this, but you could be losing out on good business. Between 14-24% of the population is registered as having a disability or closely ...
The Works - Small Business Hub - http://www.tworkshb.com/


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Design of Aylesbury's new transport hub 'could see someone killed'
Aylesbury Today - Aylesbury,England,UK
Bucks County Council's strategic transport services manager Anne James has defended the design, denied it breaches the Disability Discrimination Act and ...
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21/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Cllr James O'Rourke | £100k for High Street Playgrounds
By James O'Rourke
... will be fully inclusive in terms of accessibility and use so that children with disabilities can enjoy the playground alongside children without disabilities and will thus be fully Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant. ...
Cllr James O'Rourke - http://jamesorourke.mycouncillor.org.uk/

Book review: Autism discrimination and the law (James Graham)
The author explains the obligation to promote, protect and ensure the full equal rights of people with disabilities as contained in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which became law in March 2007. He concludes that while these ...
Mental health information and... - http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Home/

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

20/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'Violence endemic" at leading jail: prison watchdog
AFP
... under the Disability Discrimination Act. "The Ministry of Justice is breaking the law by allowing Parkhurst and other jails to be used as an inhumane, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Convert to Imperial: Is your website legal?
By The Catalyst
Last, but certainly not least, the Disability Discrimination Act may apply to your site. The 'talklets' function is a great help here. For more information on this go to: http://www.textic.com/. Posted by The Catalyst at 12:05 PM ...
Convert to Imperial - http://imperialprinters.blogspot.com/

19/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'You've got your hands full': Depression: My story, plus why you ...
By Linda Jones
"We've also referred employers to the fact that mental health is now covered by the Disability Discrimination Act and negotiated disability leave and counselling for members, along with other simple measures that have a good effect, ...
'You've got your hands full' - http://www.gotyourhandsfull.com/


 

Saturday, 16 May 2009

16/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Bridge Street post office refurb begins
South Wales Argus - Newport,Wales,UK
... a private Financial Services area, new Bureau de Change counter, and it will comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Commons debates Special Educational Needs Bill | Parliament News
... by the school of the 'reasonable adjustments' made to accommodate the pupil as required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and review of the special educational needs (SEN) being made for the pupil where the pupil has SEN. ...
Parliament News - http://news.parliament.uk/

Friday, 15 May 2009

15/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

So much equality law, so little equality...
Workers' Liberty - London,UK
This tidying up operation incorporated many existing pieces of legislation such as the Race Relations Acts, the Sex Discrimination Act, the Disability
...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality Bill receives APPG praise
ePolitix - UK
The Bill also promotes socio-economic equality, puts a duty on all local ... There is a recognition that disability has to be treated differently. ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Anglican Mainstream » Blog Archive » Spare the public purse ...
By Jill
"The effect of this was to place race equality at the centre of all policy development and decision making, resulting in organisational change." In the same spirit a disability equality duty was imposed in 2006, followed by a gender ...
Anglican Mainstream - http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Office for Disability Issues
Disability Equality Duty.
. Disability Equality Duty news and areas of work ... Read Disability Equality Duty: Moving Forward report. ...



 

Thursday, 14 May 2009

14/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Spectator
By Martin Bright
The Disability Discrimination Act should count in there as a positive as well. Like the minimum wage it was resisted by the Tories , to their embarrassment, and pushed from an important grassroots constituency. ...
Spectator Live - http://www.spectator.co.uk/a-ljpost/login-ritalina104

My Thirteenth Sad Day: A view of disability.
By Ruby Tuesday
The Disability Discrimination Act states that disability, for the purpose of the Act is: · substantial means neither minor nor trivial · long term means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 ...
My Thirteenth Sad Day - http://mythirteenthsadday.blogspot.com/

Woodston care home residents' joy at news of reprieve ...
... had been granted a glimmer of hope after Cllr Benton, Cllr Murphy and Cllr Lee demanded the decision – which was based on the fact that the home did not have en-suite bathrooms – be reversed under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Peterborough Today - News - http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=845

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

13/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Deaf charity urges firms to be more accessible
Derry Today - Derry,Northern Ireland,UK
"According to the Disability Discrimination Act service providers must make 'reasonable adjustments' to allow access to disabled people so not only are ...
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

12/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Equality Bill | Nearly Legal
By chief
Disability discrimination in the wake of Malcolm; Age discrimination; Socio-economic disadvantage duty; Extension of Public Sector Equality Duty. Taking them in the order that they appear in the Bill, clause 1 introduces a new duty on ...
Nearly Legal - http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Protect your family from cancer
lovemoney.com - London,London,UK
Thankfully, there is also legal protection in place for cancer sufferers seeking protection products, in the form of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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Equality Bill passes second reading despite Tory opposition
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... to gain protection under the Disability Discrimination Act. Berry added: "That is too restrictive a definition and I hope that the government will at ...
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Managing the recruitment and absence of people with disabilities
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), employers are obliged to make 'reasonable adjustments' to employment arrangements. ...
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11/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Once they fired bullets at each other, now they are playing for ...
Times Online - UK
"I remember thinking, 'Where were all the people who are so upset about Glenn Hoddle when the Disability Discrimination Act was being put in place? ...
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Sunday, 10 May 2009

09/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

How to build a strong evidence base (an essential part of ...
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
... even more so now, due to the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) and SENDIST's involvement in provision for the most vulnerable learners in our schools. ...
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Dogs for deaf being shut out of city shops
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A spokeswoman for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People said the Disability Discrimination Act made provision for hearing dogs to be allowed access to public places ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

GID and disability « Stop Transphobia
By Sunny Girl
There's even a document on the EHRC website from the Equal Opportunities Commission which states the Disability Discrimination Act applies to GID, and this should be carried forwards to the new Equality Bill. ...
Stop Transphobia - http://stoptransphobia.wordpress.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act
May 8, 2009 ...
Disability Discrimination Act. Retrieved May 8, 2009, ... Eden, Chris " Disability Discrimination Act." Disability Discrimination Act
...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Opinion Former Briefing: Equalities Bill
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
Ensuring public bodies report on equality issues such as gender pay and ethnic minority and disability employment in their organisations. ...



 

Friday, 8 May 2009

08/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

James Graham, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
This is a precise and jargon-free guide to disability discrimination law and its practice implications for practitioners dealing with autism, employers and ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Failures With The Disability Discrimination Act « Your Assembly ...
By admin
One audience member highlighted the inefficiencies of local traders to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and asked what panel members could do about the situation. Basil McCrea agreed that certain buildings aren't 100% ...
Your Assembly, Your Say - http://yourassembly.wordpress.com/

Birmingham Post - News - West Midlands News - Centro criticised ...
A report presented to Centro revealed that in 2001 Centro Framework Consultants failed to produce a design for Bilston Central Station which would comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. The report said ramps were installed at ...
Birmingham Post - News - West... - http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/

Thursday, 7 May 2009

07/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled pay more for journeys
A spokesman for the Equality and Human Rights Commission said: Although the Disability Discrimination Act started to come into force in December 2006, many disabled people still not do experience equal access to transport, ...
EuroNews24 - News - http://www.euronews24.org/


 

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

05/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Stuttering Hub: Speaker's Conference - British Stammering ...
By Hiten Vyas
A recent experience has demonstrated that many, and possibly all, councils have no such policy – even though the Disability Discrimination Act clearly says that service providers must not treat a person less favourably for a reason ...
Stuttering Hub - http://www.stutteringhub.com/stuttering_hub/


DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

If only Joanna Lumley would fight Labour's idea of equality
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
"Equality" is an all-embracing faith, and its doctrines will be enforced. The Bill invents a "single new Equality Duty", binding on all public bodies (there ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality


 

Able Radio launches its new Summer schedule Monday at www.ableradio.com including a

live interview with George Johnson, the man behind www.uhad2bthere.co.uk. Able Radio recommences programmes at 10 am with a new 7 day schedule of live shows covering disability related issues. At 2pm there will be a live interview with George, the man behind www.uhad2bthere.co.uk


 

Unique to the UK, Able Radio broadcast daily shows covering all aspects of living with disability and limiting medical conditions. The project is addressing the under representation of people with disability in the media, with all presentation by a team of volunteers who have a disability. Able Radio is proud to be associated with www.uhad2bthere.co.uk acting as an important source of news and events for all disabled people.


 

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DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Info spoken on website
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
"We also have a legal duty - under the Disability Discrimination Act - to ensure our websites are accessible and Browsealoud is proving to be a valuable ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Discrimination by Association - Update - Ecademy
In the ET's view, whilst the wording of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which implements the Equal Treatment Framework Directive into UK law, does not make this clear, it should be read as providing protection to a person who is ...
Ecademy: user blogs - http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=blog

DCS News Alert for: DDA

Disability ruling: Dumfries & Galloway v Adams
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The initial question for the tribunal was whether he was disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. ...
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Saturday, 2 May 2009

02/05/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Media dis&dat: British Human Rights Commission report says more ...
By BA Haller
Scott said a number of aspects of today's report were to be welcomed including a commitment by the commission to examine the effectiveness of the equality duty enshrined in the Disability Discrimination Act. The inclusion of the duty ...
Media dis&dat - http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Equality and the law A bonanza for box-tickers
Economist - UK
All will gain from "clearer and simpler" laws against treating people badly on account of their race, religion, disability, age, sex, sex change (if any) or ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

ThePickards » Lip-service equality (BADD 2009)
By JackP
In fact, for our public bodies, it is actually legislated in terms of the Disability Equality Duty. But frighteneningly, a lot of big organisations seem to be more concerned about getting the terminology and ticky-boxes right than ...
ThePickards - http://www.thepickards.co.uk/

01/05/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disbelief over post office waiting time
Berrows Journal - Worcester,UK
... address some of the issues raised during the meeting but stressed the store was compliant with fire regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

A Gurn from Nurn: The Town Centre Regeneration Fund
By iRight
Remodelling of existing premises to provide a suitable mix and floorplan of retail, business, residential and recreational uses, or to comply with Disability Discrimination Act legislation. We will be looking for evidence that the ...
A Gurn from Nurn - http://nairnshire.blogspot.com/

One star for Adactus Housing as service to tenants rated 'fair ...
... Adactus has been slow to address access requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and some access difficulties remain for those with restricted mobility in sheltered and supported housing; Income collection is weak ...
24dash.com RSS feed - http://blogs.24dash.com/robhattersley/