Disability Rights Commission


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Disability Rights Commission

A UK governmental body established in 2000, which is charged with promoting equality and eliminating discrimination against the disabled. The Commission has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights, and protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, and gender reassignment. The DRC provides information, advice and support to the disabled, employers and service providers.
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Indeed, a new approach to equality and human rights is being advanced by the Equality Act 2006 under which a Commission for Equality and Human Rights will be established in October 2007, bringing together the remits of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission (in 2007) and the Commission for Racial Equality (in 2009).
Information can be obtained by telephoning the Disability Rights Commission on 08457 622633.
The Disability Rights Commission is an independent organisation which aims to help all disabled people participate fully in society.
The work was sponsored by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) following its investigation in April 2004 which found that over 80% of websites present barriers to disabled people.
But the Disability Rights Commission says the disabled must be given leeway or it won't hesitate to act.
The Disability Rights Commission is an excellent source of advice if you have more questions, as is the Disability Employment Adviser at your local Jobcentre
The Disability Rights Commission is working with the ODPM to stimulate the growth of disability housing register services, following a huge lobbying effort on this during the passage of the recent Housing Act.
For a free guide, visit the Disability Rights Commission at www.
Free advice on all aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act is also available from the Disability Rights Commission, which has a helpline and a range of guidance setting out examples of the sort of reasonable adjustments that can be considered.
With the publication of a revised code of practice by the Disability Rights Commission on access for disabled people, retailers may soon have little choice but to make their sites more user-friendly or face the consequences.
Contact Bert Massie, Chairman, Disability Rights Commission, 7th Floor, 222 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1 X8H, call 0207 114293, or email open4all@drc-gb.
The UK's Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is reportedly planning to sue Ryanair and airport operator BAA after the Irish airline charged a passenger GBP18 for the use of a wheelchair.

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