- Remove prejudice against disabled by Promote Economic inclusion: Change the perception of disabled people’s economic contribution to society; concentrating on promoting increased access to goods, services and employment opportunities.
- The social model encourages everyone in society to take responsibility for equality by having a positive attitude towards disabled people and designing accessible processes and environmental features.
- 11. In reality there are over 10 million disabled people in the UK with an estimated annual household income of £196 billion – and we know that in 2009 disabled people and their travelling parties spent £2 billion on domestic tourism in England alone. Yet in 2010, nearly a third of disabled people had difficulty accessing goods and services. (What about in Canada? or the States?)
P9 - Accessible business creates new and loyal customers
P11 - The Tourism Strategy encourages the industry to improve access for disabled people by delivering a higher level of information on travel, accommodation and attractions
P12 - As well as the presenting roles on offer, Channel 4 have set up one year paid placements for disabled people to work behind the camera on all their Paralympic programming with production companies IMG, Page 12 SunsetVine, Twofour and Boomerang. The placements include a paid full time production job and monthly training to supplement the on-the-job experience.
P12 - LOCOG’s ‘>access now’ recruitment outreach programme involves dedicated recruitment days for disabled people and a fast track scheme to equip people with technological and other support needed to carry out their jobs. LOCOG’s recruitment methods are acknowledged by disabled people’s organisations as best practice.
P13 - The Work Programme will be delivered by the best of the private, public and voluntary sectors and will help people with a wide variety of needs, including disabled people. Work Programme providers will have the freedom to design support based on the needs of individuals, without over-prescription from central government. This will mean customers can receive truly personalised support to help them back into employment.
DWP will offer providers higher rewards for supporting people with complex barriers to employment. Disabled people on Jobseeker’s Allowance will be able to access the Work Programme from three months into their claim, and most customers on Employment and Support Allowance will be able to access the programme once they have been through their work capability assessment. This will ensure that disabled people have access to the support needed at the appropriate time.
P17- As the eyes of the world’s media fall on the 2012 Games, there will be many more opportunities to showcase the talents of disabled athletes. This is important because disabled people tell us that their impairment rather than their abilities can dominate people’s views.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is committed to use the power of the Games to deliver lasting change in Paralympic sport in Great Britain through exceptional performance. BPA will inspire a change in the way people think, feel and behave towards disabled people.
P25 - Let’s Get Moving identifies disabled adults as one of those groups most at risk of inactivity
• Work with disabled people to develop the £135 million “Places People Play”: a mass participation legacy to encourage people up and down the country to take part in sport whether as a participant, leader or volunteer.
P26 - “RADAR supports an inclusion-based legacy to increase the opportunities available to all disabled people and inspire a new range of ambitions for the future. It presents the fantastic prospect of changing attitudes and empowering local and national disabled talent and ideas." - Liz Sayce, Chief Executive Officer, RADAR.
Disabled people are already at the heart of the planning, construction and staging for the Games as employers, employees, volunteers, advisors and world class athletes, ready to welcome disabled visitors who will come to London for a highly accessible and inclusive Games.
P28 - because building social networks increases social capital, and research has shown that high levels of social capital are associated with positive outcomes such as higher educational achievement, better employment outcomes and lower crime rates.
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). LOCOG is responsible for staging the Games and the ODA is responsible for delivering the venues and infrastructure and transport for the Games.
P29 - Government has worked with disabled people to prioritise:
• Improvements to the transport network and supporting the regeneration of East London;
• Building communities’ capability to identify and remove barriers to participation for disabled people;
- training! not just products / systems but training is required per say for people with learning disability so that they can have confidence to use said products / systems
P33 - The Big Society
75. Building the Big Society is not just a Government programme: the public, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and the private sector are vital to its creation. It will mean people coming together to solve problems and improve life for themselves and their communities. In line with our ambition for the Big Society, the Government will support communities to build legacy benefits locally through:
• Community empowerment: giving local councils and neighbourhoods more power to take decisions, including shaping the legacy for disabled people in their own area.
To build a legacy from the 2012 Games, Government’s £2m Access to Volunteering programme (2009-2011) will publish an evaluation of the impact of volunteering in improving health and employability outcomes for disabled people. Emerging findings show that organisations would benefit from guidance to make low or no cost reasonable adjustments for volunteers. Government will develop guidance to support a range of organisations that involve volunteers to remove or reduce barriers to volunteering for disabled people
LOCOG will be providing accessible technology and equipment to volunteers and other people working on the Games who have specific needs to enable them to undertake their roles. Government will support a disabled people’s organisation with reach across the UK to identify the equipment of most benefit and set up a system to disseminate the equipment free of charge after the Games.
Culture is a key part of the Games
London 2012 Festival. This will be a chance for everyone to celebrate London 2012 through dance,music,theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation, and leave a lasting legacy for culture and the arts in the UK