UK Concert Promoter sued over Equal Access

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Keithcaley
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UK Concert Promoter sued over Equal Access

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While this is not about TRNC, it will be of interest to all who are concerned about facilities for disabled people.

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"Sally is deaf and booked for herself and two deaf friends to go with their daughters who are all able to hear.

In order that she and her two friends could fully access the performance, Sally asked the organisers, LHG Live, to provide a British Sign Language interpreter.

Under the Equality Act 2010, any organisation supplying a service to the public is under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that a disabled person's experience is as close as possible to that of someone without a disability."

Although LHG did eventually comply, the facility did not cover the whole Programme, hence the legal action,

Full story here.

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Thank you Keith for posting that interesting article. A real demonstration of the problems of the disabled and the fact that they are so often excluded from normal social life. Particularly poignant in that the deaf ladies concerned wanted to join in with their young daughters' activities - and one which wasn't sitting in front of a screen at that - so few parents seem to bother these days.

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