Disability

Purple Light UP for IDPD

Eliminating Disability Discrimination: Celebrating Disabled People through The Big Purple Light-Up

Eliminating Disability Discrimination On 3rd December 2018 International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated. IDPD was established by the UN in 1992 to recognise the contribution of disabled people. The theme for this year’s IDPD was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Workplaces have a key part to play in removing barriers and enabling equal participation for disabled staff to thrive. It goes beyond being complaint with the law, to actively creating positive systems.  Disability…

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Supporting Universal Design

Supporting Universal Design

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the NADP International Conference in Manchester on the subject of the Calibre Leadership and Development Programme‎. The conference theme was Universal Design (UD) and its benefits to all, it is not a question of addressing impairments, but more about reducing barriers for all and designing amazing buildings, that incidentally win architecture awards too. We all know that in the last 30 years things in the UK have improved for women, LGBQIA communities, BAME and disabled people…

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