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  • Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    A deaf woman from Yorkshire won a claim against the government after a judge found a lack of sign language at two Covid briefings “served to disempower, to frustrate and to marginalise”.Ms Rowley launched the court action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove in relation to the “data briefings” on 21 September and 12 October 2020.

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  • Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Disability rights campaigners are accusing the Government of discrimination because people who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 are seemingly banned from venues being used to host ‘test’ events in allowing crowds to return to venues. These include the World Snooker Championship currently talking place in Sheffield.

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  • LNER Improves Service for Disabled Passengers Following Legal Challenge

    LNER Improves Service for Disabled Passengers Following Legal Challenge

    Train operating company LNER has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve its service for disabled passengers following a successful legal challenge from a visually impaired customer who received inadequate support and assistance whilst using LNER’s Passenger Assist service.

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  • Disabled People Facing Discrimination over Face Coverings

    Disabled People Facing Discrimination over Face Coverings

    Disability Rights UK has written to the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP, raising concerns that disabled people are not being listened to when it comes to exemptions from wearing face masks. “We would ask that government urgently recognises the need for balanced messaging, including that some disabled people cannot wear face coverings and that this should be respected.”

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  • Disabled People 'Abandoned' During Covid-19 Crisis Report Claims

    Disabled People 'Abandoned' During Covid-19 Crisis Report Claims

    A report by Inclusion London , a leading disability organisation, claims that discrimination has increased during the last few months as people’s needs have been pushed to one side by government and major organisations. The report concludes that “the government needs to make it a priority to understand the needs of disabled people and give serious consideration to their findings and recommendations. It is also vital that Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and disabled people are involved in developing and planning policies that affect us at local, regional and national levels.”

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  • Covid-19 Crisis Does Not Affect Your Legal Rights

    Covid-19 Crisis Does Not Affect Your Legal Rights

    A Sheffeld-based legal firm which specialises in Equality & Human Rights work for people treated badly by service providers because of disability, age, race, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs, has issued a reminder that you can still fight against discrimination even during the current health crisis. Their latest statement says: “The Covid-19 emergency hasn’t removed your rights under the Equality Act 2010 nor under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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  • Lidl Shopper told she 'Did not look very Disabled'

    Lidl Shopper told she 'Did not look very Disabled'

    A Sheffield woman with a rare impairment has made an official complaint to a supermarket after she was not allowed to do shopping with her carer because she did ‘not look very disabled.’ Chantelle who has the rare progressive neurological disorder Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, said:
    “What is ironic is that there is a sign in the shop window saying ‘not all disabilities are visible’.

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  • New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    A new survey about the impact of austerity on disabled people hopes to publish its results before the General Election takes place on December 12th and will be used as the basis for a look into the future of disability rights in Britain and a call for improvements. The Public Interest Research Centre and Disabled People Against Cuts are hoping for a quick response to the survey.

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  • Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Guide Dogs has issued a reminder has issued a reminder about the right to ride with your guide dog in taxis after a blind BBC journalist won a discrimination case recently.The Equality Act 2010 states that taxi and minicab drivers must carry assistance dogs unless they have genuine health reasons not to do so and have a certificate of proof.

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  • Just Different in Verse

    Disabled people’s employment charity JustDifferent has published a poem describing the everyday experiences of one of their staff.The charity employs a team of workshop presenters who create and deliver workshops on a variety of disability and difference topics to school and businesses.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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