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Archive for January, 2014

22 JanAccess to electronic communication services for disabled consumers

UKCoD have responded to the Ofcom Consultation on Access to electronic communication services for disabled consumers.

Please see below for further details:

Consultation Document

Summary of Consultation

UKCoD Response

22 JanOfcom Consultation – Approval of a Text Relay Service

BT has submitted an application to Ofcom for the approval of a Next Generation Text Relay service.  The document below is a consultation on Ofcom’s proposal to approve BT’s proposed service under Condition 15 of the General Conditions of Entitlement.

UKCoD have submitted a respose to this consultation

UKCoD Response

Ofcom Consultation

17 JanAccess to Work

UK Council on Deafness and the British Deaf Association (BDA) held a seminar on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work scheme on Tuesday 14 January in London and were joined by National Association of Deafened People (NADP) who provided supplemented information for the Report.

The seminar on Access to Work covered the following areas:

  • Campaign Plan – Access to Work
  • a presentation on recent research on deaf peoples use of Access to Work by the BDA
  • discussion about how to improve Access to Work

The BDA will launch their Access to Work report next month after collecting responses from 121 deaf people who use Access to Work in the past five months.  This consultation period will end on 26th January in order to have the report finalised early February when it will be seen by the new Minister and the DWP.

View Access to Work Consultation

AtW Presentation

BDA Report AtW

NADP AtW Report Presentation

Further updates will follow….