Monthly Archives: March 2007

Disability Champions are coming

2006-logo200.jpgDisability Champions are Trade Union members who are specifically trained in disability issues such as meeting the DDA requirements, negotiating on behalf of disabled workers and flagging up the cause. All champions receive five weeks intensive training around the UK. Attempts to bring the scheme to Ireland are ongoing.

The scheme is ran by Dave Parr, contactable at or have a look at the website


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Making it Happen at the TUC: 2nd October 2007

Make it Happen is the title of a one day event for disabled people trying for a career in the media. It’s being held in TUC Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London on Tuesday 2nd October 2007. Beginning at 9am, the programme for the day includes guest lecturers, workshops and one to one meetings with key decision makers from across the media industry.

The event is open to talented disabled people – either those already working in the media who are looking for new opportunities, or graduates from university or college who are looking to start a career in the media.

Contact John Slade at RNIB in Birmingham for more details – Phone 0121 6654232 or Email

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