No access at a disability AGM
Today is the Disability Labour AGM. It’s a 2 hour meeting being held in Manchester. For health reasons it’s not possible for many of us living down south to travel so far for such a short time.
My friend Sophie asked for, what in legal terms is called ‘a reasonable adjustment’, under the Equality Act 2010. Practically this means that she would like to take part in the AGM via Skype – or a similar video conferencing system.
This would have been wonderful not only for Sophie, but for me too as well as others in a similar position.
But Sophie’s request has been refused. A refusal for a reasonable adjustment at a disability event – you couldn’t make it up!
This is not an April Fool – but a real situation.
We are hoping that a mutual friend, who will have a laptop and mic with her will be able to and allowed, to link up with Sophie.
Watch this space……………………
Will it happen?