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Good news for gay couples wanting to marry in church

14/02/2011

two bridegrooms - one lifting the other up in the air, both smiling.
Gay couples will be allowed to marry in church under new laws to be announced this week. It will end the ban on civil partnerships being conducted by priests or other religious officials and permit...

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Equality Act Public Duty Guidance published

01/02/2011

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has just published new guidance to help public authorities in England and non-devolved bodies in Scotland and Wales prepare for the new equality duty that...

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Making events accessible wiki

28/01/2011

SCIE logo
Interesting idea from SCIE - a wiki site building knowledge on what makes an accessible event. Until March, you can go and add your view and change that of others on their wiki. The idea is that the...

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Had lottery funding in the past?

27/01/2011

The National Lottery logo
The National Lottery Awards 2011 Deadline for entries: 5pm Friday 18 February. The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. Lottery players...

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Over £820,000 awarded to disabled artists for Cultural Olympiad programme Unlimited

27/01/2011

ceramic flowers
More than £820,000 funding has been awarded to Unlimited, the groundbreaking London 2012 programme celebrating arts and culture by disabled and deaf artists, in the latest round of major...

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Equalities Act Training

26/01/2011

four green apples and one red one
ADA inc has a flexible package of Equalities Act training aimed at arts and cultural organisations that is tried, tested and ready to go! Its been described as informative, fun and factual - with...

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Disabled theatregoers to rate venues’ accessibility

26/01/2011

the happy and sad theatre masks used by many london theatres
This from The Stage last week: Disability charity Scope is launching a nationwide campaign to assess and improve disabled access in UK theatres. As part of Scope’s Stage and Screen campaign,...

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Six things employers need to know

26/01/2011

daily telegraph header
Good quicky summary here from the Telegraph of six things employers need to know - worth using it as the basis for a quick pub-style quiz at the next team meeting?...

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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

26/01/2011

photo of a woman in a large white wedding dress surrounded by bridesmaids in large pink dresses
I was on Facebook last night and became increasingly amazed by people's response to the airing of this programme - the bigotry people were expressing towards gypsies and travellers was extreme. Might...

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Equalities Bill now the Equalities Act

19/04/2010

a cartoon of a row of people, all grey apart from one which is green.
After much discussion and debate, The Equality Bill finally received Royal Assent on 8th of April 2010 and formally became The Equality Act 2010. The Government Equalities Office has released the...

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Access to outdoor arts

11/04/2010

a photo of four people on sway poles against a blue sky
The Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN) launched the ISAN Access Toolkit: making outdoor arts accessible to all in March 2010. ISAN worked with Attitude is Everything to develop this Access...

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Fancy a quick quiz?

11/04/2010

blue sketch of a wheelchair with streaks to show it's going fast
Some light relief to contrast with your hard work! This is quite a good free quiz covering quite a lot of ground (I disagree with them about the last question though!) Why not give it a try and see...

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Access Guides

11/04/2010

blue sketch of a wheelchair with streaks to show it's going fast
Thinking of producing an access guide? It can be hard to find good examples of access guides so how about an international site dedicated to the science and museum sector that has a best practice...

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Time to Change

10/04/2010

a crowd of people holding up cards which show the time to change logo
Time to Change is a four year project designed to challenge the stigma, discrimination and isolation experienced by those with mental health problems. They’ve just produced a great brochure...

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Read all about it...

10/04/2010

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There is now a dedicated service to get you the UK’s most important disability-related news stories straight to your in box each week. Its called Disability News Service and is run by John...

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Want to get into a Czech castle?

10/04/2010

The castle in question
This is an interesting one. There is a castle in Český Krumlov, in the Czech Republic and a UNESCO site that, along with other local places of interest, museums and galleries, can be...

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Interested in dance and disability?

10/04/2010

Caroline Bowditch and a female dancer in NQR
Go and have a look at what's happening in Scotland. There is a huge amount of disability dance activity occurring north of the boarder at the moment. Disabled dancer and choreographer Caroline...

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Amiee Mullins

20/02/2010

Amiee Mullins - sportswoman and model and double amputee - on the cover of ID magazine
Great new TED video... The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these...

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Where to go for information on Disability Arts?

16/02/2010

Screen grab of DAO's website
Get A Plan is about supporting arts organisations to be inclusive - and that might mean you want to involve disabled artists or disability related companies. And therefore you might want to find out...

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Welcome to the Get a plan blog!

16/02/2010

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We will be using the blog to feed you information about good practice, useful organisations, novel ideas, interesting projects and other little morsels of interest. Watch this space! And feel free to...

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