DAA members may be aware that Steering Group Member EFDS website features a blog post every Friday through the year. We are pleased to let you know that this month’s theme is leading the way in 2016 for disabled people in sport and physical activity, and features the Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP as the final post for the year. [Read more…] about Minister’s blog for the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS)
Archives for December 2015
DAA members may be interested in the following news from NICE.
In a new and important move to more closely engage with regional Disability Action Alliance (DAA) members, and to give them greater involvement in on-going work, Steering Group member Stephen Brookes has approached several North West based DAA member organisations with the aim of successfully creating a new regional network. [Read more…] about Regional network for DAA members
Steering group member Charlie Willis, from Independent Lives, has written an article which you may be interested to read on Inclusion-matters. The article discusses the importance of empowering disabled people, and coincided with the theme for this year’s International Day of Disabled People which was celebrated on December 3rd 2015. In the article Charlie talks about his own experience as a disabled person and how important having the right to make decisions is to him on both a person and professional level. Charlie goes on to discuss the role that accessibility to services and, crucially, opportunities plays in ensuring this empowerment.
Many DAA members undertake work to ensure that disabled people are empowered by working either to remove barriers or to ensure that opportunities are accessible to disabled people. In fact, this is what DAA projects undertake to do. Here are just a few of those that are on our projects page
The Disability Action Alliance (DAA) is aware of the key role that technology plays in people’s lives. With more and more services being delivered on the Internet, our Digital Inclusion project group was keen to learn more about disabled people’s experiences in using the Internet, [Read more…] about Digital Inclusion Project – Survey report now available
Inspire Peterborough (DAA member) are once again arranging their annual Sporting Saturday, on 23rd January 2016, and it promises to be the busiest to date. Our colleagues at Cross Keys Homes have kindly sponsored this year’s event which means that entry to everyone is free. [Read more…] about Sporting Saturday 2016 – Bigger than ever!