Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'disabled'

EHRC Human Rights Inquiry 2009: Launch Inaccessible

Today the EHRC launched the Human Rights Inquiry 2009. Last Friday I got an e mail from the EHRC telling me there would be a webcast this morning: The event will be broadcast live over the Internet giving you the...

Part 1: UK and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In the Spring 2009 the UK will ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is an important Convention, and even has specific parts relating to sign language. The potential implications are huge and it is...

Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful

This isn't strictly a deaf related post, but it has an underlying point. One around what society classes as "normal", and how it strives to perhaps push towards medicalisation of those people who fall outside that category. To pull them...

Parliament: Disability Discrimination (General Qualifications Bodies) (Relevant Qualifications, Reasonable Steps and Physical Features) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Maria Miller (Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families; Basingstoke, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons the Disability Discrimination (General Qualifications Bodies) (Relevant Qualifications, Reasonable Steps and Physical Features) (Amendment) Regulations 2008...

First Memorial in the UK to Mark Disabled People's Treatment in Nazi Germany

The first memorial in the UK, to recognise the one million disabled people who were persecuted, sterilised or killed by Nazi Germany has been unveiled. This has located at The Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire. Firstly it serves as an important...

Parliament: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Deparmental Equality

Roger Berry (Kingswood, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of the duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality...

Parliament: DLA Sight Impaired (includes deafblind)

Mark Harper (Forest of Dean, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) blind and (b) partially sighted people are claiming disability living allowance mobility component. Anne McGuire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and...

Parliament: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been debated in the House of Lords. Lord Ashley of Stoke (a Peer who is deafened), included a bit about deaf people in his speech. The relevant passage is...

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