Thursday, 31 December 2009

30/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

GovernorNet
The disability equality duty includes an important duty to have regard to the need to eliminate harassment of disabled people that is related to their ...

29/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Teachernet, DED: DDA Part 5A - The Disability Equality Duty
The purpose of the scheme is to demonstrate how the school is going to meet the disability equality duty. Schools are required to undertake the development ...

Disability Equality Scheme
This general duty is also known as the Disability Equality Duty (DED). ... the specific duty i.e. to produce a Disability Equality Scheme for our school. ...

Disability Equality Scheme Outline
This is known as 'the social model of disability', and provides a basis for the College to successfully implement the duty to promote disability equality
...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability group member hits out as Shipley man barred from train
Bradford Telegraph Argus
Mr Thorne accused Northern Rail of contravening the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which the firm vehemently denied. The Act says that ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination (Transport Vehicles) Regulations ...
These Regulations provide for certain provisions in Part III of the Disability
Discrimination Act 1995 ("the Act") to apply to the providers of certain ...

28/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme
In preparing the scheme the Equality and Diversity Team facilitated a. Disability Equality Duty development session for staff. Staff views and ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled workers 'worst hit by cuts in recession'
Independent
"There is evidence that disabled people, as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act, have a very poor employment rate that predates the recession," he ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Being With An Adult Dyslexic | Foreverliving blog
By greenfield
Additionally, it is a good thing that the law has given this issue some attention, since dyslexia is an official disability that can be governed by the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995. As an employer or a colleague of a person with ...
Foreverliving blog - http://foreverliving.weblog.ro/

26/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Common Sense Disabled. « The Ben Lomond Free Press
By bigrab
However if the Disability Discrimination Act is really saying that a whole class full of children cannot go on an activity outing because of some percieved problem by another pupil's parent, then the law really is as pictured below. ...
The Ben Lomond Free Press - http://bigrab.wordpress.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act, a necessary, but not sufficient ...
Purpose. This study explored the impact of Parkinson's disease (PD) on employment from the perspective of affected individuals. Particular attent...

25/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

DISABILITY EQUALITY SUB-GROUP OF THE BOARD OF COMMUNITY HEALTH ...
DISABILITY EQUALITY DUTY STATEMENT. 1. As public bodies, Community Health Councils come under the. General Duty and are not listed in Appendix A of the Code ...


DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

A heartwarming Christmas story
By CoolHands
for BBO and the like Pub landlord prosecuted for an (able-bodied!) person who had an accident on a disabled access ramp (Disability Discrimination Act.
Community @ The Rev Counter - http://www.therevcounter.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Teachernet, More about the Disability Equality Duty in schools
The guidance, which is downloadable from this website, explains how the Disability Equality Duty (the Duty) applies to schools. (Schools should read the ...

Diosability Equality duty 2009-2012 v2
The Equality and Inclusion Manager and Vice Principal – Learning & Teaching have attended Disability Equality Duty events delivered by Inclusion Scotland, ...

24/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Scottish Government Disability Equality Scheme 2008-11: Annual ...
3.1 Under the disability equality duty, the Scottish Ministers' are required to publish reports on the progress being made by public authorities on ...

Disability Equality Scheme 2009-2012
organisations – the Disability Equality Duty – to promote equality of opportunity ... 2.2 The Disability Equality Duty places a general duty on all public ...

Disability Equality Policy
Further guidance is available in the Disability Rights Commission's (DRC) document ''Schools and the Disability Equality Duty in England and Wales'' ...

Draft Disability Equality Scheme
The DDA was updated in 2006 to include a new Disability Equality Duty which .... The Disability Equality Duty which was introduced on 4 December 2006 meant ...

www.aadd.org.uk message board - Hampshire Name and Shame
The general Disability Equality Duty requires you to consider disability equality in relation to everything you do and an impact assessment – which you ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Not a level playing field
Inverness Courier
The affair revolves around the Disability Discrimination Act and, more particularly, Highland Council's interpretation of it. It has become traditional for ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Council Cancels School Trip Over Disability Discrimination Act
...

By samedifference1
A council spokeswoman said: "In the light of legal advice relating to aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act and subsequent amendments, the decision was taken to cancel two trips organised by the school. ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Accessify Forum: Disability Discrimination....Do I have a case ?
Home / Accessibility Off the Web / Disability Discrimination. ... concluded after some research and (me quoting the disability discrimination act to her), ...

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination - Associated Content ...
Disability Discrimination Act The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 did little to protect persons with a disability, let alone a mental illness. ...

Disability Discrimination Act fact sheet
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places duties on employers and service providers not to treat disabled people less favourably than others.



 

Thursday, 24 December 2009

23/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Legal warning over Inverness school's trip
BBC News
A council spokeswoman said: "In the light of legal advice relating to aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act and subsequent amendments, the decision ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

BBC - Ouch! (disability) - Messageboard Ouch! Talk - Disability
...

The BBC's disability site: razor sharp, funny, interesting and friendly - a ... some research and (me quoting the disability discrimination act to her), ...

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

22/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employment Law: Time Limits for Bringing Employment Tribunal ...
By autoRoller
He was dismissed in January 2004 on the grounds of his medical condition and complained to the employment tribunal of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that an employment tribunal ...
AutoRoll - Legal - http://legal.therefinedgeek.com.au/

Thinking Made Easy: WHY ARE SERVICES FAILING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ...
By Marivic Butod
However, examination boards are still not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 which can lead to difficulties for schools and pupils at exam time. (2004). Research by the NAS found that 21 percent of children with ...
Thinking Made Easy - http://ivythesis.typepad.com/term_paper_topics/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Chairlifts, Stairlifts, Hand Rails, Mobility Scooters - Disability
...

The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 was designed to ensure that those with disabilities are able to keep their jobs without hindrance, with help from ...


DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty - Student Services - The University of Dundee
The Disability Equality Duty requires public sector authorities to shift away from focussing on making reasonable adjustments, to a proactive approach that ...

Scottish Government Disability Equality Scheme 2008-11: Annual ...
The public sector equality duties generally and the disability equality duty specifically are helping to ensure that services provided by public authorities ...

Sheffield Hallam University Disability Equality Scheme
The Disability Equality Duty (DED) does not create new individual rights for disabled people but places a positive duty on public bodies to tackle ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Hatfield Tunnel two-year closure - behind the scenes
Times 24
... and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. The fans and lights have been changed and most impressively the whole tunnel has been rewired. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

stroppyblog: Legal Step Forward on Disability Rights
By Janine
In the latest in an ongoing series of Janine's handy legal news for workers, I am pleased to report that the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the Disability Discrimination Act protects not just workers who are themselves ...
stroppyblog - http://stroppyblog.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Welcome to Royal Mail Group
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was passed to protect disabled people from discrimination. According to the DDA, 'A person has a disability if he or ...

Support for Disabled Children and Children with Special ...
disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act. There will therefore be some pupils who have special educational needs but are ...

Disability Discrimination Act | NJN Network
Posted in Business, Disability Alert (tm), UK. Tagged with accessible bank, bank of scotland, david allen, disability discrimination act, UK ...


 


 

21/12/2009

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
...

Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan
This scheme sets out the Council's commitment to embedding the Disability
Equality Duty across the authority. This commitment is highlighted in the action ...

20/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Hull College - Fees, Grants and Bursaries
Accommodation · How to Apply · Adult Courses · International Students · Employers · Vacancies · Contact Us · Disability Equality Duty Annual Report 2009 ...

Inverclyde Council Disability Equality Scheme 2009-2012
The Disability Equality Duty for public authorities contained in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), amended by the Disability Discrimination Act ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act - A Resource Kit - NHS PCC
Department of Health and Primary Care Commissioning Team - This site brings together information and resources to help you understand and implement the new ...

Sunday, 20 December 2009

18/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty Annual Report December 2009
1. Introduction. Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005, NHS Borders has a statutory duty to promote equality for disabled people across its ...

Introduction to the Disability Equality Scheme:
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (1995) was amended in 2005 to introduce a Disability Equality Duty, which includes a framework of "general" and ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Work to start at station
Montrose Today
"It will be a Disability Discrimination Act complaint bridge with lifts so people with mobility issues can use either platform without issue. ...
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17/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Ayr Solicitor Warns Businesses in Scotland About New Disability
...

By admin
The law Lords unanimously ruled that there is a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people if they become unable to carry out the job they are in due to their disability. This duty includes considering whether it ... DRC's Scottish director Bob Benson said: €œWe are delighted that good sense has prevailed, and the Lords agree that the law is there to make sure disabled people are given equality of opportunity. This is fantastic news for disabled ...
malpractice - http://malpractice.crueldebt.com/

SQA - Disability
The duty to promote disability equality was introduced through the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and came into force in December 2006. The general duty requires that public bodies must have 'due regard' to the need to: ...
December 2009 - Website Updates - http://www.sqa.org.uk/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

NAO Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2006-2009
This is our first Disability Equality Scheme and action plan (2006-2009) which sets out our commitment to meeting the duty to promote disability equality. ...

UK disability forum - Discussion board for disabled people :: View ...
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:31 am Post subject: DRC issues compliance notices on Disability Equality Duty, Reply with quote Back to top ...


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Barnet loses warden reform battle
Local Government Chronicle
... ruled that the changes did not adhere to their obligations in the Disability Discrimination Act. The council had announced plans to remove the on-site ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Heathrow Connect - Disability Discrimination Act
Disability Discrimination Act. Heathrow Connect. View our Disabled Peoples' Protection Policy · Accessibility|; Site Map|; Terms & Conditions.

The Scottish Episcopal Church | Organisation | Guidance and ...
Guidelines for congregations on the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (produced by the provincial Buildings Advisory Committee in August 2003). ...



 

16/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Warden cuts: Council did not have 'any or sufficient regard' to impact on disabled
Times-Series
The central thrust of the claim was that neither council had followed the Disability Discrimination Act correctly when making their decision to replace ...
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Seating row at St John's Shopping Centre
Perthshire Advertiser
"The seating which has been installed complies with the requirements laid out by the Disability Discrimination Act and is deemed to be suitable for a ...
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Historic town halls in need of work may be put up for sale
Yorkshire Post
... provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act. A more detailed study is under way to assess the best option for sustaining Craven Museum and Gallery. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

vickim57 (the least read and slowest updated blog in Barnet ...
By vickim57
The decisions by Barnet and Portsmouth councils to cut the wardens from sheltered housing schemes was taken with proper regard to the rights of the residents under the Disability Discrimination Act. Judge Milwyn Jarman QC said: ...
vickim57 (the least read and... - http://vickim57.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Has the disability discrimination act closed the employment gap ...
Gooding C. Disability Discrimination Act: from statute to practice. ... Whitfield G. The Disability Discrimination Act: analysis of data from an Omnibus ...



 

19/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Employment support : Directgov - Disabled people
Your employment rights · Employment rights and the Disability Discrimination Act · Disability discrimination at work ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Scheme
A General Duty requiring HEIs to give due regard to disability equality when carrying ... In line with the requirements of the Disability Equality Duty, ...

TRINITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CARMARTHEN DISABILITY EQUALITY ACTION ...
17. Be cognisant of Disability Equality duty particularly in the context of Widening. Access and the International programme. • Review with positive duty in ...

1 HR/AL/42214 DISABILITY EQUALITY SCHEME 2009-2012 1.0 Executive ...
b) The Disability Equality Duty (2006). The Disability Equality Duty (2006) is a legal duty for all public bodies to actively look at ways of ensuring that ...

Disability Equality Scheme 2009 – 2012 Appendices Appendix 1 An ...
have been adequately conducted, or that the University is genuinely meeting its disability equality duty. The outcomes of impact assessments already made on ...

A review of Cardiff University Disability Equality Scheme
Steps taken to fulfil the general disability equality duty (the Action Plan) over the past year and whether it is meeting its targets, regulation 4(2)(a). ...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

15/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Welsh Assembly Government | Welsh Ministers' report ...
Welsh Ministers' report: implementation of the Disability Equality Duty
... The Disability Equality Duty is a legal duty on all public sector organisations ...

Learning and your rights : Directgov - Disabled people
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 took things further, giving most public authorities a positive duty to promote disability equality. ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Wardens High Court decision due this morning
Times-Series
Residents of schemes in Barnet and Portsmouth brought a claim in the High Court, focusing on an alleged breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. Barnet ...
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Dr Scurr: I've got an itchy scalp - how can I cure it?
Daily Mail
First, the Disability Discrimination Act - under planned new regulations, all public transport (including taxis) has to be accessible to disabled passengers ...
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Modern library sign 'is a waste of money'
The Bolton News
The need for new signage was highlighted following an audit of our buildings to ensure they complied with the Disability Discrimination Act. "Under the Act, ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act: Impact of 2005 Changes on Organisations
IES undertakes independent employment research, analysis and evaluation in all aspects of public employment policy and labour market activity.



 

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

14/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

DISABILITY EQUALITY DUTY ANNUAL REPORT DECEMBER 2009 (Please note ...
principles of the Disability Equality Duty and the individual needs of our learners and staff. This report demonstrates a continued drive for inclusiveness ...

EHRC - Secretary of State Duty
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 placed a general duty on public authorities to promote disability equality known as the disability equality duty . ...

Pembrokeshire County Council, Disability Equality Scheme 2009 - 2012
The Scheme covers the disability equality duty introduced by the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 & 2005. The purpose of the Disability Equality Scheme ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Boss penalises me over disabled son's care
This is Money
You could bring an employment tribunal claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Case law: employees have 'associative' discrimination rights - Ecademy
The European Court held that associative discrimination did fall within the terms of the European Directive, and so the tribunal maintained that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) could be interpreted as applying to ...
Ecademy: user blogs - http://www.ecademy.com/

Monday, 14 December 2009

13/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

How insurers can damage your mental health
Independent
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, it is illegal for insurers to refuse to cover or charge higher premiums unless they can demonstrate statistically ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Voluntary Worker without Contract Not Protected by Disability
...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that X was not entitled to protection under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as: ...

Web handbook - Legal issues - Legal issues Disability
...

1.10.4 Legal issues Disability Discrimination Act
... Part III of the Disability
Discrimination Act (DDA) makes it unlawful for a service provider to treat ...

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Hull College - Home
Welcome to the Hull College Group's third annual Disability Equality Scheme (DES ) report. ...
Disability Equality Duty Annual Report 2009 ...

Sunday, 13 December 2009

12/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: DDA

Not short of something to say: Tesco's response to their appalling ...
By EmmaB
One of the key problems with the DDA [Disability Discrimination Act] is that service providers use 'reasonable adjustment' as a get out clause rather than providing a truely equal service to all its customers. ...
Not short of something to say - http://emmabowler.blogspot.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Layout 1
Introduction to the Disability Equality Duty . . . . . . 8 ....
Disability
Equality Duty." Anne McGuire. Minister for disabled people ...

Disability Equality Duty Focus Group
disability equality duty in December 2006. 2. Key Developments. Over the past year, the College has continued to develop and promote the services it ...

Ik? COI I fCf Sll^SfX Disability Equality Scheme (including public ...
Our commitment to the Disability Equality Duty, which came into force ... Disability Equality Scheme - detailed affirmations. The Duty requires the College ...

Disability Equality Duty
will have a duty to promote disability equality (similar to the duty to promote ... 2.2 At the heart of the Disability Equality Duty is the requirement to ...

Disability equality scheme annual report 2008/09 | Arts Council
Dec 8, 2009 ... We have welcomed the challenges and opportunities presented by the Disability
Equality Duty to further develop and embed disability equality ...


 

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Wardens judicial review judgement now expected on Tuesday
Times-Series
The claim focussed on an alleged breach of the Disability Discrimination Act Sitting as the Deputy High Court Judge, His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Ab+ve Philander's Love Theory: Talk and Act Positively About ...
By neeraj
The legislation includes the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Race Relations Act 1976, and the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. In view of the problems that still exist, the government has decided, however, to introduce a new bill in ...
Ab+ve Philander's Love Theory - http://dabgotra.blogspot.com/



 

11/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Activision shuns disabled users
geeks
I'm also a qualified Disabled Access Auditor, administering the Disability Discrimination Act, but that's another story. Anyway, the vast majority of ...
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Is opposition to shared spaces kerbing councils' enthusiasm?
Building Design
Manchester rejected Cabe advice and refused to include shared surfaces in its new Street Design Manual, citing the Disability Discrimination Act. Another ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Spaghetti Gazetti: Eliminating Barriers to Employment - Birmingham ...
By The Editor
... services to support voluntary and community sector organisations, employers and businesses which assist them to become more aware of disability equality issues and their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
Spaghetti Gazetti - http://www.spaghettigazetti.com/

booju_newju: Europe's children who are diagnosed as a
By Elizabeth A
The Disability Discrimination Act puts a duty on attractions to accommodate the needs of everyone. People with ADHD have a 30 per cent "maturity lag" and do not start to catch up until after the age of about 26. ...
Booju Newju - http://booju_newju.livejournal.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Daniel Barnett's Employment Law Archive Volunteers not covered by ...
Volunteers not covered by Disability Discrimination Act. Thanks to Will Dobson of Cloisters for preparing this case summary ...

Disability
Discrimination
Act 1995

Disability Discrimination Act Statement
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT STATEMENT. In providing a range of information, advice and guidance services to students at the University of Kent, ...

Monitoring the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995
I To examine how the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (henceforth referred to as the DDA, or 'the Act') is being implemented through the employment ...

SEWEL MEMORANDUM DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION BILL Motion
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 already requires employers to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled employees and job applicants. ...



 

Friday, 11 December 2009

10/12/2009

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Welsh Assembly Government Disability Equality Scheme
Preparing for the Duty: The Welsh Assembly Government's PerspectiveRachael ... The-Disability-Equality-Duty-An-Overview-The-"Disability-Equality- ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Flint councillors fight for HMCS funding to save town's court
Flintshire Chronicle
... that it would cost almost £1m to make the building compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Speaking at a meeting on Monday night Cllr Ian ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Hansard transcripts about dementia raised in the House of Lords on ...
By Kevin
The Disability Discrimination Act says that shops and other places where anybody with a disability might go should be friendly for their use. Part of the problem is ignorance about this. We are launching a public awareness campaign ...
Luxury Care in luxury care homes... - http://www.luxurycare.co.uk/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination in Workplace and its Justification | NJN ...
As per the guidelines of disability discrimination act, an employer does have the right of dismissing a disabled individual provided he is incapable of ...

Thursday, 10 December 2009

09/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Benefits, Immigration, Afghanistan etc.etc ...
By Warrior
and her Harmonites inspired so called equality, how can HMG justify discrimination against it's own British subjects who, for the sake of their health and to receive better health care than that available from Labour's sacred cow the NHS, ... Then when they gather up the latest batch of illegals immediately conscript them into our army, pay them the going rate less tax and NI, give them a rifle and ammunition and send them off to Afghanistan for a year's tour of duty. ...
Torrevieja.com forum - Foros - http://www.torrevieja.com/forums/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Inverclyde Council • Our Disability Equality Duty and Legal ...
A new legal duty has been introduced, the Disability Equality Duty, which came into effect in December 2006 by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...

EHRC - The Disability Equality Duty - impact and outcomes so far
The Disability Equality Duty (DED) came into effect almost two years ago. It is an appropriate moment to take stock, to reflect on what has worked, ...

Disability Equality Scheme in Schools - A self-evaluation response
The Disability Equality Duty of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005 places on all public authorities (including schools) a general duty, ...

Disability Equality Scheme
This is also known as the Disability Equality Duty (DED) and applies to ... To meet the Disability Equality Duty, it is essential that aspects of ...

Disability Equality Policy
2 Disability Rights Commission. Health and Disability Equality Duty. ... The Disability Equality Duty requires NHS organisations to develop a "Disability ...


DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Quadriplegic to sail Atlantic
The Sun
But 25 years before the Disability Discrimination Act, it was other people's attitudes that took him aback. "One memory that really sticks in my mind was ...
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Jobson's Bridge: The fight goes on
Spalding Today
... wooden structure with something that complies with the Disability Discrimination Act. He said: "We have been mindful of local views but, ultimately, ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Half of SMEs 'unfamiliar with Disability Discrimination Act' - The ...
The Health and Safety People - You could benefit from our services by being able to control safety costs, satisfy your legal obligations and demonstrate to ...


 


 

08/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled pub-goer's campaign goes national
The Publican
... Barred! improve licensing law and re-enforce the Disability Discrimination Act by getting pub and club owners to consider the needs of disabled people."
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Don't get mad Get equal treatment: ATOS Flouts Disability
...

By Dr. Liz Miller
ATOS Flouts Disability Discrimination Act - The Remedy. Thanks for the Link Click here to see BSS's post. Concerning Benefits examination. The remedy is straightforward. First - it is essential to note the name and General Medical ...
Don't get mad Get equal treatment - http://dontgetmadgetequaltreatment.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

07/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Benefit Scrounging Scum: ATOS flouts Disability Discrimination Act
By BenefitScroungingScum
As having a disability does not materially affect your ability to assess people for state benefits the advert cannot specify candidates without a disability, without falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
Benefit Scrounging Scum - http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/

Stigma, discrimination, and NIMBYism in my backyard « Urocyon's ...
By urocyon
The temporary changes to the Mental Health Act, as laid out in an unusually short consultation lasting just one month, would mean it would only take one doctor, rather than two, to have a person sectioned and put on medication without their consent. ... Remember, this is considered a developmental disability, and an awful lot of us have also developed secondary mental health problems–at least partly from other people perceiving us very similarly to how they perceive ...
Urocyon's Meanderings - http://urocyon.wordpress.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Advice Digital Spy Forums
Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Advice. ... Does anyone know if Panic disorder is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 ...

House of Lords - Explanatory Note
This paragraph replicates the provisions of sections 47A and 47D of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 inserted by the Disability Discrimination Act
...

Core Strategy Submission Draft Initial Impact Assessment Report ...
the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as Amended ... 2.0 The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 places a general duty on Public ...

Disability Discrimination Act - definition of disability
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term ...



 

Monday, 7 December 2009

06/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Strangling schools with red tape
Telegraph.co.uk
... such as the Disability Discrimination Act. We believe – and hope – that this attempt to strangle our private schools with red tape will not succeed: if ...
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Disabled are given the cold shoulder says survey
Sunday Sun
"This is not an option for many disabled people if leisure facilities fail to conform to the Disability Discrimination Act." A Marks and Spencer ...
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Our private schools face a new class war
Telegraph.co.uk
To comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, it has to make the classrooms in its 14th-century abbey gateway accessible. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Don't get mad Get equal treatment: ATOS Flouts Disability
...

By Dr. Liz Miller
ATOS flouts Disability Discrimination Act - yes we know that, but how? ATOS demands that their 60000 pound salaries go only to healthy doctors! that is doctors who are free of General Medical Council Conditions. Although there are other ...
Don't get mad Get equal treatment - http://dontgetmadgetequaltreatment.blogspot.com/

Landlord Tenant Act: Protects Tenancy Agreement | Real Estate ...
The Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Race Relation Act could be applied to anyone on any misbehavior or mismanagement. The landlord and tenant act that first come into existence in 1962 went through certain ...
Real Estate Information - http://www.alanbolen.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Act - Education
Higher Education Funding Councils are required, under the Disability
Discrimination Act, to take account of the needs of disabled students and Higher ...

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50) - Disability
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Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50). Main body. Part III Discrimination in Other Areas. Goods, facilities and services ...

Disability Discrimination in Employment - Richmond, Green ...
Appendices include the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Parts I, II, and VIII , and Schedules 1 to3, as amended; the Framework Directive for Equal ...


 


 

05/12/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

The Equality Bill 2008-2009
... increasing transparency in the workplace. making Britain fairer through a single equality duty, which will require public bodies to consider the diverse needs and requirements of their workforce, and the communities they serve, ... the equality bill - parliament website; equality bill easy read version - government equalities office website; the equality bill: how disability equality fits within a single equality act - Work and Pensions Committee Third Report ...
Disability Alliance Newsfeed - http://www.disabilityalliance.org/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Disability Equality Duty Presentation
Dec 4, 2009 ...
Disability Equality Duty (DED) Workshopresponding to need The Situation• Cornwall Disability Forum (CDF) busier than ever before.

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Univeristy raises awareness for disabled day
The Linc
Mental illness can be and usually is disabling, and is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act in exactly the same way as physical illness, ...
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Anger as Wigton parking fees rise agreed by Allerdale council
Cumberland News
Blue badge holders will not be charged until work to car park are finished in order to meet Disability Discrimination Act rules.
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

disability discrimination act at work - Advice - Digital Spy Forums
disability discrimination act at work Advice. ... I was wondering if anyone knew of where I could get info about the disability discrimination act
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Are the Disability Discrimination Act obligations too burdensome ...
The recent Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) decision by the High Court in the case X Endowed Primary School v Special Educational Needs and Disability
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News: Court of Appeal upholds landmark disability access case
The Court of Appeal noted that courts must take this Code into account when looking at access cases under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...



 

Saturday, 5 December 2009

04/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: DDA

Wythall Police Station officially reopened following refurbishment
Redditch Advertiser
The station now has a modern feel making it a better working environment for the policing team but most importantly, it is DDA compliant, ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Councils That Fail To Protect Disabled People Could Face Legal ...
By samedifference1
The EHRC will consider how public authorities have complied with their obligations in relation to the Disability Equality Duty set out in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Human Rights Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights ...
Same Difference - http://samedifference1.com/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

EHRC Commission to investigate disability related harassment and ...
The Commission will consider how public authorities have complied with their obligations in relation to the Disability Equality Duty set out in the ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Equality Bill amendment curbs use of health and disability-related pre ...
PersonnelToday.com
The clause addresses concerns raised by disability organisations that, because there is no restriction under the Disability Discrimination Act, ...
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Edinburgh care contracts suspended pending inquiry
Communitycare.co.uk
... compliance with both the Human Rights Act and the Disability Discrimination Act and the application of case law to the direct payments process. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

The duty to make reasonable adjustments during recruitment ...
By Susie Munro
The duty under the Disability Discrimination Act to make reasonable adjustments to prevent disabled people being disadvantaged at work applies during the recruitment process, as well as in relation to existing employees. ...
XpertHR - Employment Intelligence - http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/

Equality Bill Clears the Commons at in Company Training services
By DarrenN
The purpose of the Bill is at least in part to harmonise the way in which discrimination works accross the different strands and this is one added way in which disability discrimination will work differently. ...
in Company Training services - http://www.incotraining.co.uk/blog/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

SMEs unaware of Disability Discrimination Act Employers Forum on ...
Office workersHalf of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not familiar with regulations outlined in the Disability Discrimination Act, ...



 

Friday, 4 December 2009

02/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Legality of Tory 'easycouncil' experiment to be tested in high court
guardian.co.uk
In the two-day judicial review beginning today, a judge has been asked to rule on whether Barnet has breached the Disability Discrimination Act by failing ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

No wheelchair access meant bank breached disability discrimination law
Shoosmiths legal updates - London,England,UK
On 20 August 2007, Mr Allen issued proceedings alleging unlawful disability discrimination in that the bank failed to comply with its duty as a service ...

03/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Inquiry into disability-related harassment begins
guardian.co.uk - UK
The EHRC will consider how public authorities have complied with their obligations in relation to the Disability Equality Duty set out in the Disability
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Leading article: The scandal of invisible harassment
Independent - London,England,UK
Today's announcement by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that it is to investigate the scale of disability related harassment is therefore welcome, ...

Court told Barnet did not consider Disabilities Act in warden decision
Times-Series - London,UK
... vigorous and substantial consideration" to the Disability Discrimination ... the attention of councillors to their duty to consider equality laws and a ...

Court hears council breached disability act with warden cuts
Times-Series - London,UK
... to the Disability Discriminations Act when making their decision. ... drawn the attention of councillors to their duty to consider equality laws and a ...

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

ti_opinion - Leading article: The scandal of invisible harassment
By The Independent
Today's announcement by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that it is to investigate the scale of disability related harassment is therefore welcome, though it might reasonably be asked why it has taken so long. ... Their plight has been ignored by those with a duty to protect them ? the police, education authorities, social services and housing departments. That there is an urgent need for better protection for disabled people is not in doubt. ...
ti_opinion - http://opinion.independentminds.livejournal.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Small businesses in the dark about employing disabled staff
HRmagazine.co.uk
... only half were familiar with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act. Tim Matthews, Remploy chief executive, said: "This research shows ...
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Vulnerable defendants not helped in understanding court proceedings
Law Gazette
... for vulnerable defendants, training to help the judiciary recognise mental impairments and full compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
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Employees urged to take up sign language as extra skill
The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news
"Each of our courses will help organisations comply with the Disability Discrimination Act." Signs4Life is also behind campaigns to introduce sign language ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Media dis&dat: British advocates complain about Cornwall ...
By BA Haller
Since 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act has required service providers to make reasonable adjustments to remove barriers. No elected representatives from Cornwall Council were available for interview but a council official said ...
Media dis&dat - http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/

Web Design Manchester - Dreaming Berries: Google - Your Accessible ...
By Dreamberry
compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (which all websites should have been doing since 1996); the rosy glow of having done something worthy; reaching all your potential market (there are approximately 10 million UK residents ...
Dreaming Berries - http://www.manchester-website-design.co.uk/



 

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

01/12/2009

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

'Right to fair trial undermined for disabled and child defendants'
Communitycare.co.uk
It also said that it was in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act which imposes a duty on public bodies to provide an equal and accessible service. ...
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Prospectus promotes disfigurement awareness
Recruiter
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) it is illegal to discriminate against someone with a severe disfigurement but many people with disfigurements ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

6 new Oregon business laws take effect 2010 - Oregon Business News
By admin
The new Oregon Disability Discrimination law seeks to bring Oregon law in line with the ADA's Amendments Act of 2009 by broadening the definition of "disability." A person will still be required to show: (1) an impairment that ...
Oregon Business News - http://oregonbusinessreport.com/

Destination Talent » HIV/AIDS and the Workplace
By Phillip Tusing
Besides, employers have no choice, infected workers are protected under various laws (e.g. The Anti-discrimination Act (NSW) and the Disability Discrimination Act) against discrimination. On this day dedicated to highlight the scourge ...
Destination Talent - http://www.destinationtalent.com.au/blog/

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Tourism and the UK's Disability Discrimination Act Rolling Rains ...
Tourism and the UK's Disability Discrimination Act. By Scott Rains on November 29 2009 1024 AM | 0 Comments. The UK has a website to orient businesses on ...



 

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

30/11/2009

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

High Court Ruling: Limiting Access To Disabled Children's Services ...
By restsmade
The justice found that these criteria were unlawful because they failed to distinguish between services the council had a duty to provide and those that they had only a power to provide. Islington was also found to be enduring acted unlawfully because they had not shown proper mind best wishes to their duties to nurture disability equality when setting the criteria. Christine Lenehan OBE, Director of the Conference for Damaged Children and board associate of the Every ...
Rests made - http://internetdepot.org/restsmade/

DCS News Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Disabled call for access upgrades
BBC News
Since 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act has required service providers to make reasonable adjustments to remove barriers. ...
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Huntingdon town hall could become offices
Cambs 24
... long-term future, including installing a lift to make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act, is estimated to run into several millions. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Discrimination Act

Education case law update - LawZoo
This case concerned a child who was accommodated pursuant to Section 20 of the Children Act by Haringey in Waltham Forrest area. The child was in receipt of a statement but was permanent excluded from a school in April 2008 and not returned to education since then. ...
Disability Discrimination Governing Body of X Endowed Primary School – v – SENDIST and Mr and Mrs T A child with ADHD was permanently excluded from the school after physically assaulting a member of staff. ...
LawZoo - http://lawzoo.posterous.com/

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) - profiting from compliance ...
Red Dragon Events - Saving Event Orgainsers Valuable Time, Effort and Money booking venues for their next event.
Ecademy: user blogs - http://www.ecademy.com/

EAT Upholds Coleman Case « AP Partnership's Blog
By AP Partnership
The amended 1995 Disability Discrimination Act did not appear to cover associative discrimination and Coleman argued that the Act ought to be in line with the EU Directive. The employment tribunal made a reference to the European Court ...
AP Partnership's Blog - http://awickes.wordpress.com/