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02/06/2019

Disability-themed emojis approved for use

The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters include hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white “probing” canes and guide dogs. Read More at  BBC Technology        

02/04/2019

Disabled woman wins court case to make necessary adaptations to her home

The Cardiff County Court has  ruled that a landlord acted unlawfully by refusing to allow a disabled homeowner to make necessary adaptations to her home. The case was supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Mrs Smailes has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which restricts her mobility, and needed to make adaptations to her home to accommodate Read this story

01/31/2019

Access Advisor London

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) Based: London Head Office Hours: Full time – 35 hours/week (Flexible working and Part Time will be considered) Salary: £38,380 FTE Contract: Fixed Term Maternity Cover 9-12 months Closing date: 18th February 2019 12:00pm The job information and application can be found at: www.habinteg.org.uk/current-staff-vacancies  

01/30/2019

Estates Accessibility Officer Birmingham

The University of Birmingham Estates Accessibility Officer – 59990  Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Post is open to: External and internal candidates Grade: 8 Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year. Additional Information: Please note, the Estates Accessibility Officer Read this story

01/23/2019

Charity makes unique film available to help disabled air travellers

UK charity Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is addressing issues faced by wheelchair users when travelling by air, through the launch of a unique film ‘Your Guide to Flying with a Disability’. Now people thinking about flying with their powered wheelchair can see exactly what’s involved when taking a flight as the film Read this story

01/22/2019

How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people

Anna Tims writes in The Guardian How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact on a shopper’s dignity is huge. People with disabilities are likely to be disproportionately affected by financial exclusion, despite a legal requirement for companies to make “reasonable adjustment” to accommodate Read this story

01/09/2019

Inclusive Design Advisor vacancy

Transport for London Position Type – Full Time Senior Manager Contract: Permanent Location: St James’s Park Salary: c. £57,000 – £63,000 (more may be available for an exceptional candidate) 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.  Inclusive Designer Advisor Read this story

12/28/2018

More than 8 in 10 disabled people face difficulties in pubs and bars

86% face difficulties accessing pubs and bars, according to Leonard Cheshire’s survey. 45% experience negative attitudes from staff and 35% experience negative attitudes from other customers because of their disability. Disability charity calls on all pubs and bars to invite everyone in for a drink this December. Not everyone feels welcomed in for a drink Read this story

11/28/2018

Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC examined

The Women and Equalities Committee has begun its scrutiny of the Equality Act 2010, following a request for written evidence, which closed on 5 October 2018. The Committee is holding the inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of Read this story