Disability Equality Scotland Members Survey 2018

Disability Equality Scotland Members Survey 2018 Each year we survey our members so as to better understand the ways that we can deliver a service to you. This is a survey to gauge your satisfaction with us as an organisation and to test out some new ideas we have for the future. All your responses will be confidential and any personal details we seek will be held securely in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There are two surveys available: Individual and Corporate Members Online Survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P5JQGSV Disability Equality Scotland Members Survey 2018
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Event: Access to Transport in Rural Areas for Disabled People Disability Equality Scotland is hosting an event about access to transport for disabled people at the Riverbank Resource Centre on Wednesday 28 February 2018. The event, which is being held in partnership with Transport Scotland, will focus on disabled people’s access to public transport in rural areas. It will be the perfect opportunity for local people to influence the shape and form of public transport and create communities that are more inclusive. Disability Equality Scotland, Project Manager, Emma Scott said: ‘This is an important event as transport in rural areas
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Festive Period Office Hours

Festive Period Office Hours Our office will be closed from today until Wednesday 3 January 2018. Thank you to our members and followers for your continued support throughout 2017. It has been a very exciting year with the launch of our new name and logo! We would like to wish you all the best for the festive period, and we look forward to working with you in the New Year to improve the lives of disabled people in Scotland.
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Weekly Poll – Organ Donation The Scottish Government is to bring forward legislation to provide an opt-out system for organ donation; a change that aims to increase donation rates. This means that people’s consent to donate their organs after death is presumed, unless they have explicitly said otherwise. Do you think the organ donation system should be opt-out? To have your say, please take part in our weekly poll! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F8KJSDF
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New Poll Highlights Ticket Discrimination For Disabled People A recent poll by the Scottish Disability Equality Forum highlights the discrimination disabled people face when purchasing accessible tickets for events. A total of 81 per cent of people who completed the poll had experienced difficulties buying accessible tickets for events such as live music, theatre, comedy and sport. Many ticket companies and venues do not offer an online service for purchasing accessible tickets. Instead, these must be purchased by phone. A poll respondent explains why this is perceived as discrimination against disabled people: “I have tried on many occasions to buy
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