Presentation on theme: "Disability Discrimination Act Information source: Directgov."— Presentation transcript:
Disability Discrimination Act Information source: Directgov
What does disabled mean? The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Everyday life The DDA gives disabled people important rights not to be discriminated against: in accessing everyday goods and services like shops, cafes, banks, cinemas and places of worship in buying or renting land or property in accessing or becoming a member of a larger private club in accessing the functions of public bodies, like the issuing of licenses for example
Employment Under the DDA, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people for a reason related to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless this can be justified. The Act covers things like: application forms interview arrangements proficiency tests job offers terms of employment promotion, transfer or training opportunities work-related benefits such as access to recreation or refreshment facilities dismissal or redundancy
Disability Discrimination Act Also covers: Health Education Mental health Motoring Transport
Activity. Read section 2 of the news article In small groups use the De Bono thinking hats that were introduced earlier in the module and consider the view points of: –The presenter –Parents
Key Questions Do you think that Cerrie Burnell has the qualities and attributes to be a children’s television presenter? Do you think the parents that complained are discriminating against Cerrie Burnell?