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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Visit the Disability Rights Commission website, www.open4all.org to know more.
Mr Thomas wrote to the Disability Rights Commission, whose head of communications Alun Thomas said church officials should have notified the choir that the loop system was available.
Bert Massie, chairman of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), says: "We've got a very simple message for those high street businesses that are dragging their feet.
The Disability Rights Commission in Wales said it had written to Mr Edwards about Ms Godfrey's case.
SIR - The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is urging teachers, lecturers and disabled pupils and students to give their views on how best to implement new rights for disabled people which come into force next year.
The Disability Rights Commission and the Royal National Institute for the Blind also said the restaurant may be breaking recent legislation as disabled people now have the right to the same level of services as non-disabled people.
The LSC decision to provide funding for BSL interpreters - which currently costs pounds 95 per hour - comes after intense lobbying by RNID, the Disability Rights Commission, the Law Society and the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.
Mr Edwards believes W H Smith discriminated against Ms Godfrey on the grounds of her disability, and has written to the Disability Rights Commission.
THE Wales Deaf Broadcasting Council (WDBC) has formally complained to the Disability Rights Commission about S4C's failure to subtitle songs and lyrics featured in programmes about the National Eisteddfod and other musical events.
The new Disability Rights Commission won the first case it took to court yesterday, declaring that it gave out a message that employers cannot discriminate against the mentally disabled.
THE chairman of the Disability Rights Commission has thrown down a challenge to budget airline company Ryanair: "If you want a fight - you can have one."
THE complaint of a disabled swimmer about a new council swimming pool is being investigated by the Disability Rights Commission.

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