Archive for Disability Discrimination Act

A grand day out

When you go out for the day what is it that stands out for you? Following on from comments on the Home of Metal post – is it the company, the location, your experience? We all want to store happy memories of a grand day out. You pay  for it so why not? What if in a theatre your carer is seated away from you (meaning you can’t be assisted when you need help). What if you are forced to pay double to go to an event so you have a carer to... 
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Dr Who Experience

Guest post by Samantha UPDATE – Monday 16th May 2011: It took no time for the BBC to respond to Samantha after Pesky People alerted them to her blog post about her visit Dr Who Experience in April. Samantha is delighted at the response from Philip Fleming, Head of Communications, Global Brands, BBC Worldwide It is well worth taking the time to read Philip Fleming’s response in full as it shows that it is worth letting a company know... 
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Wheelchairs not allowed

Earlier today an another Disabled person experienced disability discrimination and was refused entry to an art gallery becuase she “took up too much room”. Even without knowing the full facts of Dea Birkett’s daughter’s visit and experience at Proud Gallaries. What do you do when you are turned away for being Disabled? An art gallary at full capacity can manage the situation for a visitor and the gallery – it is simple... 
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Are the Conservatives Party breaking the law?

As the focus this week’s is on the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (3-6th October). The Conservatives like all political parties are steaming their conferences and announcements live on their website. However is the failure of ALL parties to make their content accessible to Disabled and Deaf people discriminatory and breaking the Equalities Act 2010 that came into force on 1st October 2010? This legislation supposedly strengthens... 
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As the USA celebrates the (ADA) we get the DDA, Big Society and a Race online (by 2012)

Disabled people and Deaf people across the States celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday and it was streamed live from The White House. It came into force in 1990. It would take the UK another 6 years to get the Disability Discrimination Act into place – 2 years after the 1994 Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill was talked out by Nicolas Scott – the then Minister for Disabled people using political... 
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