* Disabled People

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Disability discrimination law extended

People suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV will be legally protected from discrimination under a new law that comes into effect today. Previously, they were only covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) if their condition had a long-term adverse affect on their ability to carry out day-to-day duties. However, amendments to the… Read more »

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Government office for disabled people launched

People with disabilities will now have a stronger voice in policy-making following the announcement of a new cross-government office. Launched today, the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) hopes to improve partnerships across government departments with regard to policies that affect disabled people. Announcing the news, Tony Blair said: “Today’s launch shows that we are making… Read more »