Friday, 30 October 2009

29/10/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Overview of equality issues in HE Equality Challenge UnitECU
The Disability Equality Duty An Overview TheDisability Equality. Views 4 | Downloads 0. An Overview of the Disability Equality Duty. Views 12 | Downloads 0 ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Consumer alleges he was victim of disability discrimination
Russell Jones & Walker
It goes on to suggest that Carlisle City Council acted unlawfully by breaking the Disability Discrimination Act. The local authority, which is headquartered ...
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MACKIE UPGRADE BEHIND SCHEDULE
Mearns Today
WORK to bring Mackie Academy into line with the Disability Discrimination Act has been delayed by over a month. The upgrade, costing £173, 564, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Stuttering Student: Stuttering Discrimination Question
By Stuttering Stanley
This bartender did not act in a prudent fashion because he based his accusations of drunkenness on flimsy evidence and the result is that my client was needlessly ostracized and discriminated against for a disability. ...
Stuttering Student - http://stutteringstudent.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act Part 4 Learning and Teaching
David Arthurs Senior Lecturer School of Human & Health Sciences Disability
Discrimination Act 1995 a real starting point The Disability Discrimination Act
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Thursday, 29 October 2009

28/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

School payout over sacked librarian
This is Nottingham
... and the tribunal review in July ruled that the school had failed to recognise her condition under the Disability Discrimination Act. An employment judge ...
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Worker claiming unfair dismissal
Russell Jones & Walker
... the Disability Discrimination Act. In a new development, a judge has said that the governing body should not have disputed the 55-year-old's disability. ...
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

27/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: DDA

92% of Britons believe admitting mental illness harms career
guardian.co.uk
Employees suffering from a mental health condition are protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and have the right not to be treated less ...
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Sunday, 25 October 2009

24/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'Historic' Blackburn bank denied bid to build wheelchair ramp
Lancashire Telegraph
He said: "There are provisions within the Disability Discrimination Act for a bit of discretion with listed buildings, so it seems the bank is making a bit ...
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Why isn't Digital Britain disability-friendly?
TechRadar UK
... accessibility is a hot topic among clued-up web designers the Disability Discrimination Act doesn't really say what companies should or shouldn't do. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

E-Access Bulletin Live » Blog Archive » EC Proposes Law To Address ...
By Tristan Parker
Currently, the UK Disability Discrimination Act requires UK websites to be accessible for those with disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments, though there are no specific guidelines in the act itself as to what this ...
E-Access Bulletin Live - http://www.headstar.com/eablive/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

How to Address Disability Discrimination in an Article 13 EC
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 amended by the Disability. Views 3 | Downloads 0. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 amended by the Disability
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Digital Inclusion and Mobile Learning « 32 Days Remaining
By slewth
Cooke's presentation focuses on mobile device research and relations to inclusion, disability and Special Educational Needs in a wide-ranging talk that draws on multiple projects and resources. She begins by reporting recent .... How many people know what is in their Single Equality Duty Scheme about Mobile learning? How do we upskill this workforce? Cooke closes the presentation re-asserting print impairment as a major access issue. Under this topic she refers to ...
32 Days Remaining - http://slewth.wordpress.com/


 

23/10/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

schools England and Wales Disability Equality Duty
Schools and the Disability Equality Duty in England and Wales Guidance for Governors Headteachers teaching and support staff working in schools in England ...

The DDA2005 What does it mean for School Governors
... as an employer continued The reasonable adjustments duty of Part 2 of the DDA ... to buildings The Disability Equality Duty The Disability Equality Duty
...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Allotment row man's bid to sue Carlisle council for £1 million
News & Star
On this basis, said Mr Roderick, the decision to bar him from the allotment amounted to disability discrimination. He explained that he recorded a video ...
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Friday, 23 October 2009

22/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

BDA welcomes dyslexia tribunal case
PersonnelToday.com
He brought the claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The tribunal will consider the compensation the force should pay to Mr Haynes at a ...
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Covert survey on disabled access
BBC News
"This simply is not an option to some disabled people if leisure facilities fail to conform to the Disability Discrimination Act." The results of the survey ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Citizens Online: display Call for the law to improve websites for ...
Currently, web accessibility in the UK is already a legal obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act, however this is not well-known among businesses. Struan Robertson, a senior associate at Pinsent Masons solicitors comments; ...
Citizens Online - News - http://www.citizensonline.org.uk/

Thursday, 22 October 2009

21/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

New Guidance Available For Managers Affected By Cancer To Help Them Remain In ...
Fresh Business Thinking
Cancer is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which means employers are legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are ...
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

20/10/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

TUC – An alternative vision for the welfare state « Harpymarx
By harpymarx
What about penalising and sanctioning employers who run roughshod over the Disability Discrimination Act, along with tightening up the law? What about snappy and hard hitting legislation that makes employers accountable when it comes to ...
Harpymarx - http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Assessment of the Foreign Commonwealth Office Disability
... the specific duty to produce a Disability Equality SchemeDESThe Disability
... the foundation of the Disability Equality Duty and we regard the failure ...

Monday, 19 October 2009

18/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Drivers block disabled bus access
Norwich Evening News
... been put in throughout the city and across the county as part of a government drive under the Disability and Discrimination Act. As part of the act, ...
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Sunday, 18 October 2009

17/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employing adults with autism: Don't write them off
guardian.co.uk
"Despite a recent ruling, it remains far from clear under the Disability Discrimination Act what adjustments employers are obliged to fulfil in relation to ...
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Stephen Hesford, who quit over Baroness Scotland, accused of sex discrimination
Telegraph.co.uk
Miss Snell, of Birkenhead, Merseyside, accused the MP of sexual harassment in the workplace by expecting her to work long hours and of disability
...
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Saturday, 17 October 2009

16/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Brown's 'disability'
Times Online
In fact, under the Disability Discrimination Act, it is illegal to discriminate against someone with a disability if reasonable adjustments can be made. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

A European Disability Act for the Web? « TechBlog
By martinsloan
In the UK, the main legislation in this area is the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended) (DDA). In summary, the DDA places a general obligation on organisations not to discriminate when providing services. ...
TechBlog - http://techblog.brodies.com/

Friday, 16 October 2009

15/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Impact query on bus passes
Kidderminster Shuttle - Kidderminster,England,UK
The council has a legal duty as a local authority through its own disability
equality scheme to undertake an equality impact assessment when changing policy ...

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

13/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The moral dilemmas of a museum visit
New Statesman
Despite the Disability Discrimination Act, disabled people are twice as likely to be out of work than able-bodied people. Meanwhile, those in employment may ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

A disabled society « The Scottish-Islamic Foundation Blog
By scottishislamic
Imran knew that not every one would have this opportunity, and so wanted Kitaba to act as a vehicle to take Islamic knowledge to those disabled Muslims who needed it most. He also wanted the project to empower mainstream faith leaders in order that ... The book celebrates Imran's innovation, determination and strength as he battled discrimination in a community still very reluctant to embrace disability equality. Glasgow's played host to the first of 3 national events to ...
The Scottish-Islamic Foundation Blog - http://scottishislamic.wordpress.com/



 

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

12/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Avoid crisis get advice
MyIntroducer.com
Sheffield Law Centre assisted a man with a learning disability in saving his home by using the Disability Discrimination Act and the Human Rights Act. The ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

60 Going On 16: The eyes have it
By 60 Going On 16
There is also the little matter of the Disability Discrimination Act. After all, it's not as if Gordon Brown is the first politician to have eyesight problems; in the UK, we all know about David Blunkett and we can probably remember ...
60 Going On 16 - http://60goingon16.typepad.com/my_weblog/


 

Monday, 12 October 2009

11/10/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Web site design and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
A guide to the Disability Discrimination Act for people with. Views 3 | Downloads 0. The Disability Discrimination Act Taking the way forward – phase 2 ...

Information sheet Disability Discrimination ActWord 71KB
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995DDA 1995 The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995as amended The Disability Discrimination Act was the first attempt ...

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The DDA is an Act aimed at ending the discrimination which many disabled people face It covers EmploymentPart II ...

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005DDA 2005
Information sheet Disability Discrimination ActWord 71KB. Views 0 | Downloads 0. A guide to the Disability Discrimination Act for people with ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Capturing the Value of the Disability Equality Duty
Capturing the Value of the Disability Equality Duty Early impact benefits and lessons learnt across five central government departments Report for the ...

Disability Equality Duty – promoting good practice
Disability Equality Duty Principles of good practice in involvement September 2007 Disability Equality Duty Principles of good practice in involvement ...


 

Sunday, 11 October 2009

10/10/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Welsh Icons - News: Hirwaun Library Refurbishment Launch
By Welsh Icons - News
The new library counter is now compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. At a special re-opening of the library, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Libraries Service in partnership with Hirwaun Historical Society, launched a new DVD ...
Welsh Icons - News - http://welshicons-news.blogspot.com/


 

Saturday, 10 October 2009

09/10/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

School's Access and Disability Equality Plan : Llantrisant Primary ...
By class2
This is also known as the Disability Equality Duty (DED) and applies to all disabled children, staff and statutory services provided by schools. 3. Main Objective To promote equality of opportunity between disabled people and other ...
Llantrisant Primary School |... - http://www.llantrisantprimary.co.uk/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Keighley eye test centre
Keighley News
Barry Thorne, a Haworth parish councillor and campaigner for disability rights, said Specsavers was breaching the Disability Discrimination Act if it was ...
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Council to get space at Ashington Town Hall
New Post Leader
"But there is an issue under the Disability Discrimination Act. The county council has no plans to carry out any more work at all to that building, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

At The Rim: An open letter to the UK Conservative party
By MM
... reason many deaf are unemployed, and that is discrimination on a massive scale by British Employers,and the disgraceful position they took, on organising seminars on "How to avoid compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.. ...
At The Rim - http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/


 

Friday, 9 October 2009

08/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Bikes for disabled a year too late
Ilford Recorder 24
Instead of buying these when first opened, as the Disability Discrimination Act suggests, it has waited until it received donations. ...
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Disabled Bristol shopper told 'to be quick' by Tesco staff
Bristol Evening Post
"The Disability Discrimination Act is the law which governs potential cases of discrimination." A spokeswoman for Tesco said: "We always try to help those ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Smug Duck » Archivio Blog » The Disability Discrimination Act
...

By admin
The Disability Discrimination Act and the Visually Impaired. Most people overlook the group in our population who are visually impaired. We tend to group others as having good vision, needing glasses or contact lenses, or are completely ...
The Smug Duck - http://blog.smugduck.com/

An Outline of Disability Discrimination Rights of Workers
The Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944 requires the employers with twenty or more employees to employ a quota, approximately 30%, of disabled persons, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 section 4 makes it unlawful for an ...
Wheel Chair Ramp - http://wheel-chairramp.com/

Thursday, 8 October 2009

07/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Visually impaired East Dorset man wins bus travel victory
Bournemouth Daily Echo
In the ruling, the ombudsman said the council had failed to consider their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act, had failed to comply with its own ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Criminal Solicitor Dot Net : Interview under caution by police but
The police want to re-interview him however the police station he was bailed to return to apparently is not wheel chair friendly (despite the Disability Discrimination Act etc etc). The police now want to interview him at home under ...
Criminal Solicitor Dot Net RSS... - http://www.criminalsolicitor.net/

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

06/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Kirkby Residents Move into disability friendly development
24dash
The challenge was to build a property which caters for the special needs of the family, meet the Disability Discrimination Act Standards as well as keep ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Watchdog raps council over bus pass rules - Portsmouth Today
After an investigation, it was found the council had failed to consider the full range of its duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The report also said the council's public consultation was not adequate. ...
Portsmouth Today - News - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=456

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act Part 4
The Disability Discrimination Act Part 4 Working with Partner Institutions – A Good Practice Guide Introduction The Disability Discrimination Act 1995DDA ...

Taxis and their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act
Leeds City Council A Guide to the Disability Discrimination Act. Views 2 | Downloads 0. KnowyourrightsundertheDisabilityDiscriminationAct
...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

DISABILITY EQUALITY SCHEME – ACTION PLAN
... making reasonable adjustments 5 Further develop role of Internal Disability Advisory Group 6 Incorporate the provisions of the Disability Equality Duty
...


 

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

05/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

EC considers web accessibility legislation
Register
However, the main UK law on disability, the Disability Discrimination Act, is unusual in Europe because it created a duty of web accessibility that applies ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Media dis&dat: British woman becomes first person with an ...
By BA Haller
Williams says: "The Disability Discrimination Act says people with disabilities should be given an equal chance to participate, and that ethos can be shared in all organisations. It's having the belief and confidence that these artists ...
Media dis&dat - http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/


 

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Disability Equality Duty An Overview TheDisability Equality
The Disability Equality Duty An Overview TheDisability Equality Duty1 requires government departments local authorities NHS bodies and many other ...


 

Monday, 5 October 2009

04/10/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

European Commission Floats Idea of Web Accessibility Legislation ...
By admin
UK anti-discrimination legislation which guarantees the rights of disabled people is derived from the EU's Equal Treatment Directive. However, the main UK law on disability , the Disability Discrimination Act, is unusual in Europe ...
Accessibility News International - http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/

EVERYTHING B 4 U: COMMUNITY
By LIFE
This tradition of advocacy coontributed to the creation of the Disability Rights Commission and the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act. British Union of Social Work Employees (BUSWE). In 2008 the membership of BUSWE voted in favour of a ...
EVERYTHING B 4 U - http://everythingbe4u.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Plan of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee
improve protection from discrimination and the promotion of disability
... and direct public authorities to use the disability equality duty to achieve ...

Sunday, 4 October 2009

02/10/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Stewart Stevenson - Working for You: Mobility and Access Committee ...
By Stewart Stevenson
She was previously employed in a variety of roles in the Disability Rights Commission including in policy, practice development and introducing the Disability Equality Duty to Scotland. She was previously a Trustee of the RNID and has ...
Stewart Stevenson - Working for You - http://stewartstevenson.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme 2007 - 2010 - Birmingham City Council
The Disability Equality Scheme (DES) 2007- 2010 is Birmingham City Council's framework document which outlines our commitment to fulfill the statutory duty
...


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Colchester: Charity wins back funding
Essex County Standard
... because the council did not carry out a consultation process as required under the Disability Discrimination Act. Now, after months of consultation, ...
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Streets Ahead survey results
Tenby Observer
The charity is now calling for rigorous enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act and collaborative working between business, government and ...
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Liverpool Local News Widnes cabbie could lose licence after ...
Liverpool Echo
A report prepared ahead of tomorrow's meeting said: "These allegations, if proven, will be in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act." A statement by ...
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03/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Dementia is not the end of life
guardian.co.uk - UK
We have normalised many areas of illness, disability and difference. ... The Equality and Human Rights Commission should publicise and enforce this. ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Call for law to improve websites for disabled
ZDNet UK
Reding said in a speech on Thursday that a potential 'European Disability Act' should ensure European approaches to e-accessibility are not fragmented. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

High Court Ruling puts Black Cab Rules in a Spin
By admin2
Liverpool City Council was also found to have breached the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). In a landmark judgement the Court found that, contrary to the Council's claims, its existing hackney taxi fleet – composed mainly of LTI's ...
Taxi-Mart Blog - http://blog.taxi-mart.co.uk/

Friday, 2 October 2009

01/10/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled are set to benefit from plans
Portsmouth News
... asked for permission to spend £100000 to get on with improvements so that buildings meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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Thank Gord! How Britain has changed since Labour came to power in 1997
Mirror.co.uk
Rick Williams, 58, a business consultant from Brighton, is blind "In my view the Disability Discrimination Act is one of the most powerful pieces of ...
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Most probationers 'face problems'
The Press Association
... whether it is compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and that all services are fully accessible to people with learning difficulties."
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Practices to bid for share of £50m to improve access
Healthcare Republic
Areas suggested for practices to improve include making sure premises comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and agreeing to make a higher number of ...
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Disabled drivers in west Cumbria may have to pay for parking
News & Star
... civil works have been completed to bring the standards of the car parks to BSI 8300 2009 compliance [as required by the Disability Discrimination Act]. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Equality for All: EAT ruling on unlawful discrimination on grounds ...
By Linda Roy
Mr Rudd, a solicitor employed by Eagle (a service company of Nabarro) was a disabled person within the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 due to an eye condition. However a range of reasonable adjustments were put in place, ...
Equality for All - http://equalitylinda.blogspot.com/

Vehicle Insurance Companies Under Fire - Wheelchairs - Disability
...

By admin
This puts an extremely frustrating edge on equality and requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) where such actions are deemed unfair and unacceptable. Whilst many companies and organisations attempt to accommodate ...
Platform Lift Engineering - Disabled... - http://www.p-access.co.uk/


DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Plan of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee
to use the disability equality duty to achieve meaningful improvements on priority equality outcomes via the revision of disability equality schemes ...

Thursday, 1 October 2009

30/09/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Singer on track to break records
guardian.co.uk
Williams says: "The Disability Discrimination Act says people with disabilities should be given an equal chance to participate, and that ethos can be shared ...
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Mouthpiece: Disabled bays blitz is a cause for celebration
Edinburgh Evening News
Five years ago, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 changed to require businesses to make physical adjustments to their premises in order that disabled ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Fiona Pilkington case: Common humanity must be enough to be ...
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
It's time to re-commit ourselves to equality under the law, argues David Green. ... does its duty for everyone, regardless of their group characteristics. ...