20th March 2007

 

DISABILITY EQUALITY SCHEME TO BE LAUNCHED

 

Disability equality is at the height of importance at the University of Lincoln as a scheme is launched to raise awareness of what disability equality is amongst staff and students.

 

A half day programme including talks and workshops will take place on Wednesday 28th March at the university.

 

The programme aims to equip participants with knowledge of the disability equality duty, the social model of disability and disabled people’s history, focusing on why the university has produced a disability equality scheme.

 

The workshops will focus on building awareness of disability equality using a range of different discussions.

 

The launch of the scheme will take place in the university’s Architecture building and there will be a range of stands offering information. The stands will be hosted by the Students’ Union, Lincolnshire Association of People with Disabilities (LAPD), Job Centre Plus and Scope.

 

The university has launched this scheme due to amendments of the Disability Discrimination Act which came into affect in December 2006. The Act was amended to place a duty on all public bodies to actively promote disability equality. 

 

For more information or to attend the launch please book a place by contacting Ros Pepper on 01522 886764 or email rpepper@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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