Newsletter – 19th Edition - Disability Action Alliance

September 2015
19th Edition
1. Have you been a school governor?
The DAA’s Public Appointments Project is keen to hear about disabled
people’s experiences of being a school governor. Stories will be used to
help increase the number of disabled school governors. We would love to
hear from you. Please email us by 30th October to:
2. Doing things for Hate Crime Awareness Week (10-17 October)?
The DAA is keen to find out what you are doing to mark Hate Crime
Awareness Week. We would love to publish stories and tweet/re-tweet
news to further promote your work. Email us, (address above), with details
or tweet us using @DISactAll .
3. Help us spread the word using Twitter!
Does your organisation use Twitter? We share the latest information with
members via @DISactAll and would love it if you would re-tweet any of
our posts which are of interest. If you include us in some of your tweets,
we will re-tweet where we can too! (Do keep in touch using twitter and let
us know if we are not following you using @DISactAll).
The DAA Digital Inclusion project survey ‘Using the internet’ has now
closed. We would like to thank the 310 people who took the time to share
their experiences with us. We will be looking at the results over the coming
weeks, and will publish a summary document on the website in due course.
Look out for announcements of this on the Digital Inclusion project page.
Sports and physical activity – If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to the
English Federation of Disability Sport, (DAA Member) Charter for Change, it’s
not too late. Please sign up to the charter and make active lives possible for
all. Download the Charter for Change PDF here.
The DAA’s ‘X’-Card project is holding a networking event on 5th October. It
will celebrate the ‘X’-Card project group’s report (word doc, pdf), include
presentations on five existing access cards/schemes, and discuss work in the
EU around mobility cards. Look out for our story about how it went!
Further information about all DAA projects can be found on the website here.
Cabinet Office launched a consultation on 23rd September on “Open
Government Partnership: UK national action plan 2016”. The closing date for
responses is 11 December 2015 12:00. To find out more, or respond to the
consultation visit this web page.
You can keep up to date about consultations which are open for responses
by visiting the Gov.UK website at this web page.
As well as adding news stories, and events to the DAA website again this
month, we are pleased to let you know about the following new and updated
resource pages:
 Awards (to Apply for)
 Disability Awareness
 Disability Awareness for Children
 Funding
We would like to welcome the 22 new organisations who pledged to join the
Volunteer Charter during September:
 Workers Educational Association -
 The Disability Karate Federation -
 Natspec (Association of National Specialist Colleges)
 Newton Abbot Community Transport Association
 Age UK Brighton & Hove -
 Crawley Community & Voluntary Service -
 The Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project
 Brighton and Hove Scouts -
 Contraception and sexual health action team
 Embrace East Sussex –
 Home Start East Sussex –
 Into University -
 Junior park run -
 Little green pig -
 Right here –
 RNIB -
 Robogals Sussex -
 Safety Net -
 St Luke’s Advice –
 Stay up late –
 Young enterprise
If you know of any organisation who would like to pledge to the Volunteer
Charter they can do so via the website.