Category Archives: disability equality

Rights of Disabled People – the wrongs of very few others.

In 1990, the United States enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was one of the first such pieces of legislation in the world. It defined disability discrimination and has been a blueprint for many other similar laws across the … Continue reading

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The Paralympics – what is society’s legacy?

This article poses a contentious question that originated during discussion with a disabled friend of mine who told me this week that the Paralympics have achieved in ten days what he has failed to manage in forty years. Derek is … Continue reading

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An Olympic Legacy – workplace meritocracy

This piece should have been posted two weeks ago; August intervened. I have been hooked, spending much of the past month dangling from the line of the “Greatest Show on Earth” – the Olympics. With wall-to-wall and morning to night … Continue reading

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Taking a Risk – the Obama way

Last week, I was delighted to listen to Barack Obama’s speech in support gay marriage. I thought this would make an excellent subject for a blog article and readied myself to make appropriate equality statements. As a question of human … Continue reading

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Is a Racist Comment Racism? – a question of sport and beyond!

It was never my intention to turn this blog into a sports report, but who could have predicted such furore as we have seen/heard since the decision last week to remove the England captaincy from John Terry – he has … Continue reading

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Equalities – it’s just political correctness gone mad, or is it?

On the radio yesterday morning there was a discussion of some interest about Health and Safety in the workplace. During the subsequent phone-in, I was hearing comments that remind me of many meetings with employers and small/medium business owners who … Continue reading

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The End of Disabilty Discrimination – Perhaps not!

This week we celebrate the 40th birthday of the first piece of disability discrimination legislation. A long time before the Disability Discrimination Act, which first arrived onto the statute books in 1995, was the Chronically Sick and Disabled Person’s Act. … Continue reading

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