AoD June 2021 E-Newsletter

June 2021 E-Newsletter Last month AoD celebrated lots of great events, from Eid to Mental Health Awareness Week. In May it was also Deaf Awareness Week. The theme this year was ‘Coming though it together’ we helped to encourage everyone to celebrate Deafness and raise awareness for positivity and change. Watch AoD’s Chief Executive have […]

AoD April E-Newsletter

April 2021 E-Newsletter Almost a year has passed since Tom Kenny passed away, a much loved colleague of Action on Disability. In this newsletter, along with an update on AoD we would like to reflect on what he meant to some of his colleagues and how his work still lives on. Tom’s colleagues testimonials “We […]

AoD E-Newsletter March 2021

News from AoD Chief Executive – Law change opens door to deaf jurors “I am very pleased that the Ministry of Justice has finally recognised the need to update the law to allow BSL/English interpreters in the Jury Room in order that they may interpret for Deaf jurors who use sign language. This is indeed […]

AoD New Centre E-Newsletter February 2021

AoD’s New Home Work is progressing on AoD’s new home in Clement Atlee Court despite the inevitable Covid-related delays – and we now hope to get the keys in June 2021. Our aim throughout has been to design a centre that is fully accessible as well as welcoming and inspiring, without the “institutional” feel often […]

AoD E-Newsletter – January 2021

Disability Rights Movement – By Victoria Brignell, AoD Chair Last year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. The rights this landmark legislation gave disabled people were not given to us quickly and easily. We had to fight for them fiercely over decades. The disability rights movement began in earnest in the […]