Saturday, 29 August 2009

29/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Edinburgh fringe urged to improve facilities for deaf audiences
Stage
According to the Disability Discrimination Act, service providers must make "reasonable adjustments" to allow access to disabled people. ...
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HIV health problems cause few problems in employment, but ...
Aidsmap
However, only a minority of people with HIV are fully aware of the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act. Although the quantitative findings only ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Edinburgh Festival failing deaf people 2009: Rnid Scotland
By Hone
According to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), service providers must make 'reasonable adjustments' to allow access to disabled people. It means that shows who do not provide facilities for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing ...
Charity News - http://charitynews.jollypeople.com/

Kier finishes Whitechapel gallery - GET graduate jobs
The extension now means that the building is fully in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act More modern areas created by the renovation will be used for exhibitions and specialist galleries, while the structure still ...
GET graduate news - all news categories - http://www.get.hobsons.co.uk/news/


 


 

27/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Holt Park: Book lover wins library battle
Horsforth Today
Disability campaigner Tim mcsharry, head of disability and diversity for the Access Committee for Leeds, said: "The Disability Discrimination Act states ...
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Boost for Bolton's hard of hearing with new presentation of 'loop ...
The Bolton News
Ms Mack, national audiology improvement lead, said: "The loop system has been around a long time and since the Disability Discrimination Act of 2004 more ...
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Disability rules could force landlords to covert all their homes
Inside Housing
At present, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 only expects landlords to make these adjustments when a disabled person has requested them, ...
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Thursday, 27 August 2009

26/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Telltale signs
guardian.co.uk
"Interestingly, and worryingly, many people were not aware of their rights under the DDA [Disability Discrimination Act]. For the purposes of the act, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

From A Mom's POV: Schoolkids need lessons in disability
By Jude
A Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) spokesman said: "All schools have a duty under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 to promote equality of opportunity between disable people and their peers, eliminate unlawful ...
From A Mom's POV - http://fromamomspov.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

25/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Victory for swimmers following MP intervention
Politics.co.uk
MP Michael Foster, who is Minsiter for Equalities, contacted Freedom Leisure to remind them that under the Disability Discrimination Act they were obliged ...
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Disabled parking fee battle
The Star
Disabled drivers may have a civil claim for compensation under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 for embarrassment and injury to feelings, he added. ...
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24/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Leeds traffic light survey to tackle jams COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Yorkshire Evening Post
Since then engineers have been working to increase the percentage of junctions that comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, tackle congestion, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Legal » Disability rights in everyday life
By Admin
This article is primarily intended for building surveyors to be used to be used as a practical aid in addressing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended by Special Educational Needs and Discrimination Act
...
Legal - http://legal.shibbit.com/

21/08/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Learning Disability Bulletin » Blog Archive » Scottish ...
By Lisa Sen
Equalities - Implementation of the disability equality duty. Planning - Changing Places toilets. Voluntary Sector - Single Interface Programme. This entry was posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 6:59 am and is filed under ...
Learning Disability Bulletin - http://www.enable.org.uk/blogs/news_blog/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Lib Dem's lead the way in tackling forgotten illnesses ...
By darrellgoodliffe
A policy that helps highlight the failings of the two parties to tackle mental health issues, is the Disability Discrimination Act (1995). Both parties have had their part to play with its enforcement, but both have failed to make sure ...
Moments of Clarity - http://momentsofc.wordpress.com/

Thursday, 20 August 2009

20/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

I was incensed!
St. Helens Star
Employers, even the NHS, have to comply with The Disability Discrimination Act (1995), so with such a large workforce is it any surprise a fair percentage ...
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Former policewoman who could only whisper denied dog handler job
Telegraph.co.uk
However, tribunal chairman Martin Kurrein, interjected and said: "The Disability Discrimination Act is not a charter to blame someone for everything that ...
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'Whispering' ex-police officer turned down for job as dog handler ...
Daily Mail
But tribunal chairman Martin Kurrein said: 'The Disability Discrimination Act is not a charter to blame someone for everything that happens to them in life. ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Local West Yorkshire News Improvements to Upperhead Row Car Park
Huddersfield Examiner
... to the edges of the decks and link ramps. Access to the lift has been improved to ensure the car park complies with the Disability Discrimination Act.
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Disability claim rejected after failed police application
Edinburgh Evening News
But the Employment Appeal Tribunal said Miss Cumming was not a disabled person under the Disability Discrimination Act and dismissed her claim. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Full Results From The UK University Disability Survey « Same ...
By samedifference1
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, which came into force in 2005, universities must make reasonable changes to their premises to make them more accessible to disabled students . Diana Warwick, chief executive of Universities UK, ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/


 

19/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Stylist claims Alcester salon staff made life misery over her dyslexia
BirminghamMail.net
He concluded that there was no expectation on the part of Mavericks that Ms James was seeking disability discrimination when she wrote her letter of ...
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University sites 'fail disabled'
BBC News
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, which came into force in 2005, universities must make reasonable changes to their premises to make them more ...
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

18/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

High Court hearing over £850m waste contract "secrecy"
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
The letter points out the council has "a duty to have due regard as to whether to carry out a Disability Equality Impact Assessment" (DEIA). ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Council funding for Bury Housing Concern to cease
The Bury Times
... an adversity impact assessment under the Disability Discrimination Act. The council agreed to reinstate funding for three months until September while ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Save Our Bryn: Disabled Access - Information Request
By DewiD
Confirmation that the proposed new fencing and gates will comply with the following: - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, with specific reference to the requirement for local authorities, ...
Save Our Bryn - http://save-our-bryn.blogspot.com/


 

15/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Worker loses case against Tate gallery
Worthing Today
... in the November 2007 move. he Disability Discrimination Act because she said the involuntary transfer had had a detrimental effect on her health. ...
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Woman with Crohn's disease loses claim against Tate
guardian.co.uk
The mother of two from Rochester, Kent, was seeking compensation from the board of trustees of the Tate Gallery under the Disability Discrimination Act as ...
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Tate employee loses health claim
BBC News
She had been seeking compensation under the Disability Discrimination Act. But the London tribunal found the gallery did make all the necessary adjustments ...
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'Demeaning' disabled facilities
Weston & Somerset Mercury
North Somerset Council spokesman Nick Yates said: "The centre currently complies with the Disability Discrimination Act with a large amount of work carried ...
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Crohn's sufferer loses Tate claim
The Press Association
Ms Andrews was seeking compensation from the board of trustees of the Tate Gallery under the Disability Discrimination Act as she claimed the involuntary ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability News | PatriciaEBauer.com » News Archive » UK woman ...
By Patricia Bauer
The Central London Employment Tribunal ruled that Dean was "unlawfully harassed for a reason that related to her disability" under the Disability Discrimination Act. The tribunal also found that the firm "failed to comply with its duty ...
Disability News | PatriciaEBauer.com - http://www.patriciaebauer.com/

Raggy dee Ann - The Straight Dope: Rian Dean Won Case Against ...
By Raggy dee Ann
They found Riam Dean was "unlawfully harassed for a reason that related to her disability" under the Disability Discrimination Act. The tribunal also found that Abercrombie and Fitch had "failed to comply with its duty to make ...
Raggy dee Ann - The Straight Dope - http://raggydeeann.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Democratic Underground The Disability Discrimination ActBritain in ...
The Disability Discrimination Act (Britain) in this case; but yes, it's the law!


 


 

Friday, 14 August 2009

14/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Airports 'failing' in duty to disabled flyers
Cheapflights.co.uk - London,UK
Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) said that despite new EU legislation being ... was substandard can complain to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Woman with prosthetic arm wins case against US retailer
AFP
However, the tribunal did not uphold her claim for disability discrimination against the clothing giant, a favourite with teenagers and twentysomethings. ...
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Student with prosthetic arm wins dismissal case against ...
Daily Mail
The tribunal ruled she was wrongfully dismissed and unlawfully harassed but did not uphold her claim for disability discrimination. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

News | The Independent UK - Victory for shopgirl who refused to hide
By The Independent
"Thus, whilst the tribunal is satisfied that the claimant's dismissal was a consequence of her unlawful harassment, for which she should be compensated, it can not be characterised as an act of direct disability discrimination." ...
News | The Independent UK - http://news.independentminds.livejournal.com/

13/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Why two years to repair the Hatfield Tunnel?
Times 24
Your report states work, lasting a total of two years, is to make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Forgive me for sounding cynical, ...
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

09/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Cab firm wins chance to pick up a fair slice of £40m market
Sunday Herald
But Mr Justice Blake has now decided Liverpool's rule contravened EU competition laws and also the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), as the smaller LTI ...
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08/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

At last – a new site for bus stop
Filey Today
The original stop at Somerset Terrace had to be moved due to requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, but campaigners from Filey and elsewhere ...
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How you can deter employees from taking regular duvet days
Cumberland News
For example, whether or not the individual is disabled and could benefit from protection under the Disability Discrimination Act should always be considered ...
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07/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Council claims new Flintshire school will have 'first-rate' canteen
Evening Leader
... at the meeting it was revealed that the school is not compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and therefore left pupils without an area to eat. ...
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Thursday, 6 August 2009

06/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Moving forward
guardian.co.uk - UK
The proposals, the participant added, will give people with a disability
... what they have a right to and then pass that duty on to the local authority. ...


 

05/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

MoD forced me to tell lies, claims press officer<br />
guardian.co.uk
He is suing his employers under disability legislation, claiming that the MoD failed to make adequate provision for an existing stress illness which, ...
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Vanessa Di Cuffa: Time to tackle obesity in the workplace
The Birmingham Post
Currently, apart from possible protection under the Disability Discrimination Act or legal protection from bullying and harassment, there is no legal ...
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Euxton library ready to show off new look
Lancashire Telegraph
A new main entrance with automatic doors has also been installed to meet the required Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

EU Referendum: The lies they tell ...
By Richard
Ostensibly there to provide the families with "a shield" to help them deal with media interest after the deaths had been made public, his real job was to act as a minder, to "steer them away from sharper questions from reporters about ... Salisbury-Baker has been diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is pursuing a claim for disability discrimination on the grounds that the stress of what he was being asked to do effectively made him disabled. ...
EU Referendum - http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/


 


 

04/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Liberty, equality, redundancy
guardian.co.uk - UK
Three laws – the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and the Equality Act 2006 – require universities to assess the ...

Equality row reveals a deeper rift for Labour
Times Online - UK
The quango responsible for this task, the Equality and Human Rights Commission ... and create a legal duty on public authorities to narrow the class divide. ...

Campaigners demand an end to inequalities in changing facilities
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
However, a survey carried out by the Learning Disability Alliance Scotland ... public sector organisations may be in breach of the Disability Equality Duty, ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

More pupils are in nappies
Leicester Mercury
In the past, many schools refused to take children still in nappies, but have been warned this could contravene the Disability Discrimination Act. Rosemary ...
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At school...but not even toilet-trained
UKfamily
... but now they must accept them because councils have warned they could be breaching the Disability Discrimination Act. The charity, Education and ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

We cannot rely on the government to enforce anti-discrimination
...

By WiL
Similarly, government departments don't set out how they deliver on their disability equality commitments. This is a duty of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. A single commission is needed to advance equality and human rights for ...
womensgrid - http://womensgrid.freecharity.org.uk/

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Monday, 3 August 2009

03/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Facelift for Streatham Common station
Your Local Guardian
On platform four, the existing ramp will be replaced with a new ramp, compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The footbridge stairs will ...
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Selby rail station makeover give go-ahead
The Press in York
... into line with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act by making the building more wheelchair-friendly through the introduction of ramps. ...
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Schools are potty over nappy rises
Mirror.co.uk
Some schools refuse to take kids in nappies but councils warned they could be flouting the Disability Discrimination Act. Education workers' union Voice, ...
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Lords offer a new insight into disabled protection law
Scotsman
Between October 2001 and November 2002, Mrs Boyle lodged three complaints of disability discrimination against SCA. These concerned the company's threatened ...
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Children wearing nappies to school as parents 'too busy to potty ...
Daily Mail
But councils are now advising them that by doing so they could be contravening the Disability Discrimination Act. As a result, the Association of Teachers ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Pupils start school still in nappies
By arbroath
Some schools and nurseries refuse to take children who are still in nappies but councils now advise that they could be contravening the Disability Discrimination Act by doing so. Local authorities are drawing up "nappy changing ...
Nothing To Do With Arbroath - http://arbroath.blogspot.com/

Children wearing nappies to school as parents 'too busy to potty ...
By Janec
But councils are now advising them that by doing so they could be contravening the Disability Discrimination Act. As a result, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has published guidance for members after receiving a 'stream of ...
Netmums Coffeehouse - http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/

Signstation - BSL and Deaf awareness workplace materials
By Steve
Signstation has video, interactive exercises, pictures, graphics and explanations about BSL and Deaf people at work. Signstation supports Deaf awareness training under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
deafness and hearing aids - http://www.deafness-and-hearingaids.net/


 


 

Sunday, 2 August 2009

02/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Pupils start school still in nappies
Telegraph.co.uk
... refuse to take children who are still in nappies but councils now advise that they could be contravening the Disability Discrimination Act by doing so. ...
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Judge backs wheelchair campaigners fight for larger cabs in Liverpool
Liverpool Echo
"This is a landmark case under the Disability Discrimination Act and I am very proud to be a part of it." Allied Vehicles spokesman Donald Pow said: "We are ...
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01/08/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Response to the government's consultation paper on the proposed EU ...
Residential Landlords Assoc. - Manchester,Lancs,UK
The RLA also has concerns about certain aspects of the Equality Bill, .... There should be no anticipatory duty at all in relation to disability
...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Britannia Radio
By Britannia Radio
The main concerns of the RLA, in responding to this consultation, are in relation to disability discrimination and age discrimination. Our response is primarily concentrated on the housing aspects related to these two equality strands .... We look in more detail at the range of physical alterations which could be required when dealing with the anticipatory duty. The same considerations will apply in relation to this requirement in relation to specific disabled individuals ...
Britannia Radio - http://britanniaradio.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Commencing the Employment Relationship
Manchester Evening News
... be very careful before rejecting job applicants on the basis of medical disclosure, so as not to fall foul of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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London TravelWatch questions bus stop accessibility
TransportXtra
The watchdog says it has long been concerned about inaccessible bus stops, and has urged local councils to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
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