And so say all of us!
On 21/04/2008, Colin REvell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Neil Crowther, EHRC,
> This Conference is not inclusive to all disabled people, especially those
> from poor lower socio-economic backgrounds who can't afford to attend these
> The University of Cambridge should have funding available to include
> 'disabled-voices' from poor socio-economic backgrounds and not make it an
> 'exclusive' club to those who can afford these sort of conferences/events.
> Can you please inform Commissioner's Jane Campbell and Bert Massie of this
> and also that they(University of Cambridge) have a legal duty to make this
> event fully accessible to all disabled people from all walks of life, if
> they really believe in 'real' inclusion.
> Disabled 'voices' should also be recognised and awarded for their
> 'expertise' and paid the appropriate rate of pay to attend these sort of
> events/conferences and meet all expenses for all PA's, tavel, accommodation
> and access needs that should be fully met under the DDA 2005/HRA 1998.
> Can you take this matter up on my behalf with University of Cambridge at
> EHRC on my behalf and as I said inform Jane Campbell and Bert Massie of my
> concerns on this matter.
> Colin Revell
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> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:35:55 +0100
> Subject: Cambridge University Lecture
> Hi Colin
> Sorry I'm not in the office until this afternoon. The event is not being
> organised by EHRC but by the University, with Jane as guest speaker.
> Therefore the Commission will not be offering to cover travel and
> subsistence costs of attendees on this occasion.
> I will make sure you receive a copy of the speech which will also be on
> the Commission's website shortly after the 30th.
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