Tag Archives: Equality Act 2010

Transport for nearly everyone


In 2010 the Labour Government introduced the Equality Act, drawing together various strands of equalities legislation, some dating back to 1970. One of the ironies of these various laws was that in removing obstacles for discriminated groups, in some cases … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The cost of hearing inequality


In the last three days I have participated in several discussions with Architects, large scale builders and people who manage public buildings on behalf of the NHS. All of these discussions have been on the same topic, how to improve the experience for … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lets invest in equality


Yesterday at work illustrated for me the extent to which priorities get skewed depending on ones point of view, or should that be ones point of listening. In the morning we had a presentation from a well known manufacturer of … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Equalities legislation is vital


As Nigel Farage twists in the wind attempting to explain his own views about racial or nationalist equality it is vital for the rest of us to continue to focus on all of the areas included within the 2010 equality act. The company … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why its important to use the microphone


At a recent public meeting I attended, one of the speakers politely asked if it was ok if they did not use the microphone, assuming that their voice would carry adequately to the back of the room. This was not … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

That other Blue Badge


Most of us are very familiar with the blue badge that allows drivers to park in parking bays set aside for drivers and passengers with reduced mobility.  There is another important blue badge which is a great deal less well understood and currently a great … Continue reading

Posted in Deaf & Hard of Hearing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment