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09/15/2018

Building for Equality Government Response: watch live

The Government response to the Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee letter following the Government Response to Disability and the Built Environment, ‘’ is now online: Government Response letter 4 Sep 2018 A hearing has been scheduled for 10th October with Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing and  Nusrat Ghani MP, Under Secretary of State Read this story

09/14/2018

Inclusive Design Advisor

Transport for London Full Time  Senior Manager Contract: Permanent Location: St James’s Park, London About the role: The Inclusive Design Advisor role is part of the Diversity and Inclusion team who are responsible for thought leadership and strategic direction on inclusive design. As the Inclusive Design Advisor you will be responsible for providing Transport for Read this story

09/03/2018

One-legged golfer sues council-run course for discrimination

A golfer with a prosthetic leg is suing a local council for refusing to let him play on its course using a buggy. Paul Houghton’s right leg was amputated in 2000 after he was affected by a lethal tissue-eating bacteria. Mr Houghton learned to walk again – and golf became an important part of life Read this story

08/30/2018

Disabled activists launch legal fund to take transport companies to court

A new legal fund has been launched  to hold transport companies to account when they fail to provide equal treatment for disabled passengers. The fund will take transport companies to court over major and systemic issues of discrimination and breaches of equality legislation, and is the first of its kind. People with disabilities who experience Read this story

08/19/2018

‘Purple Tuesday’ – the UK’s first ever accessible shopping day

The UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping will take place during the run up to Christmas 2018. ‘Purple Tuesday’ on Tuesday 13th November will see retailers across the country – and online – introduce new measures to make the shopping experience more inclusive for disabled customers. The initiative is being co-ordinated by the disability organisation Read this story

07/31/2018

Enforcement of the Equality Act: Inquiry launched

The Women and Equalities Committee launches an inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all”. Inquiry: Enforcement of the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC Women and Read this story