Disabled Experiences: Beyond The Equality Act
From the structure of education and employment to the COVID-19 pandemic, disabled people have faced systematic disadvantage. The 2010 Equality Act enshrined into law protected characteristics, including disability, for which you cannot be discriminated against. This was seen as a landmark step, however, it is clear that there is much change needed for disabled people to have similar life chances to the rest of the population. Over a decade on since the landmark change, has the UK made enough progress? What more must be done before we reach equality?
Dr Suriyah Bi
Lecturer at SOAS University of London and the University of Edinburgh. She is the Founder of the Equality Act Review and has conducted the largest and most comprehensive review of the Equality Act in its ten year history.
Dr James Cusack
CEO of Autistica, and the first openly autistic CEO of a major charity. He was part of a core stakeholder group which successfully campaigned for Scotland’s first ever autism strategy.
A disabled, queer, polyamarous writer. She speakers regularly on disability justice, single motherhood, sex and dating on her instagram and for a range of websites and newspapers.
Dr Wanda Wyporska
CEO of the Society of Genealogists, and previous Executive Director of the Equality Trust. Before this, she was the Lead Equalities Officer of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
Interim Head of Culture at Lloyd’s of London, and Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Representnation. She has worked as an Inclusion and Diversity Consultant at RPC, and been an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Consultant at the English and Wales Cricket Board.