DPO Australia NDS Outcomes Submission
... with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia. NEDA advocates at the federal
level so that CALD/NESB people with disability can participate fully in all aspects of social,
economic, political and cultural life.
as RTF only - Disability Awareness in Action
... A survey by Ofcom (the regulator for the UK communications
industry) shows mobile phone companies are failing disabled
The report found that, once prompted, only 75% of consumers
are given information on services for disabled people. This
figure is down from 91% when the survey was last c ...
Text - Enlighten: Publications
... about policies or about the current understanding of disability or how contemporary
social organization is morally wrong, it offers no evaluative arguments on impairments or on the implications of living with an impairment. Shildrick (2012, 40), for
example, has argued that ‘all bodies are unstable ...
Colin Barnes - Centre for Disability Studies
... ‘a personal tragedy, passivity and dependence’ (Finkelstein, 1980, p.1.). On the
other, it can be seen a societal restriction and discrimination. In Phase One,
people with impairments were dispersed throughout the community; but in
Phase Two due to the emergence of large scale industry with producti ...
Independent Living, Politics and Policy in the United Kingdom: A
... To explain these claims further this paper will first examine orthodox thinking on
disability and an alternative view emanating from disabled people and their organisations.
Attention will then turn to the idea of independent living and its impact on policy
development. The final part will address t ...
The Affirmative Model of Disability
... critical of the notion of themselves as ‘other’ in the sense of ‘abnormal’ in comparison
with the neurotypical (NT)dominant group. (Silvers 2002, Beardon and Edmonds
2007). ‘Othering’ narratives of autism for example, Stevenson (2008:201) suggests
draw a picture of people who are ‘laced with strange ...
Business Disability Forum
The Business Disability Forum is the UK’s national employers’ network specifically focused on the topic of disability. The Employers Forum on Disability officially became the Business Disability Forum on 1 October 2012. This was done to better reflect the role of the group as a bridge between disabled people and the world of business.The group has about 350 members, including 100 multinational corporations, small and medium sized enterprises and public sector employers, employ approximately 18 per cent of the UK workforce. Members include employers from banking, education, health, broadcasting, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail sectors.The organisation provide a wide range of products and services for business including recruitment and retention of disabled employees, services to disabled customers and development of partnerships with disabled people as stakeholders in the wider community.Membership benefits includes a Helpline, offering expert information on all aspects of disability, a connection service helping members to resolve potential Equality Act 2010 claims, member policy audits and a wide range of events and publications.The Business Disability Forum also operate a management tool called the Disability Standard that enables organisations to accurately measure their performance on disability across the whole business and put in place an action plan to address priority areas.