Launch of new ‘passport’ guide for disabled travellers

Passport launch at Heathrow with Ade AdepitanThis summer the Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a handy passport sized guide to your rights when you fly as a disabled traveller. Due to a legal loophole the rights we citizens enjoy on the ground in UK and EU countries are replaced by an outdated agreement known as the Montreal Convention when we board a plane. What this means for disabled travellers is that should anything go wrong in the air, or indeed airside when you have cleared check in, you will not be protected by the rights enshrined in domestic equality legislation. The passport guide has been produced to help travellers know what rights they do have and what measures they can take to make sure they have the smoothest journey possible. Read Chris’s blog on the subject..

Campaign to increase diversity in broadcasting.

As Disability Commissioner at The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Chris is spearheading a new government-backed project aimed at unlocking economic and creative potential by increasing the diversity of people working in Britain’s television sector.

As Great Britain’s national equality body and authority on equality legislation, the Commission will be providing expert legal guidance on what is permitted under the law for employers, commissioners and others working within the sector.

The guidance will help broadcasters expand the talent pool from which they find the best candidates and will cover areas including employment, commissioning, broadcasting, programme making and procurement practices

EHRC to offer broadcasters diversity guidance, Broadcast.

Commission announces new project to increase diversity in the television sector

 

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