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Talk Tom Shakespeare on Enabling Equality (Event with live subtitles)

Tom Shakespeare on Enabling Equality (Event with live subtitles)

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Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


In this talk, the researcher and disability rights advocate Dr Tom Shakespeare will explore what it takes to achieve equality for disabled people, in the era of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ‘welfare reform’. Barrier removal and reasonable adjustments make workplaces more accessible, but only if the extra costs which disabled people face are met through state benefits. Because disability is so diverse, ensuring that all disabled people can flourish requires more than simply levelling the playing field. Where next for disability equality?

Tom Shakespeare is a senior lecturer in medical sociology at the University of East Anglia. Previously, he worked at the World Health Organization where he was one of the authors and editors of the World Report on Disability (2011). Author of Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited (2013) among other publications, Tom has been involved in the disability movement since 1986.

The event will be chaired by Howard Wollman, Chair of the British Sociological Association.


Please book online at http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159848.html
When you have reserved your ticket(s) you need to email social-science-events@bl.uk to let them know you have booked specifically for the subtitles. This is to ensure your seats are in the correct place for viewing them.


Event details

Fri 30 May 2014, 6:30pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

British Library (Enabling Equality)
96 Euston Road

Phone: 01937 546546

Email: Enquiries: social-science-events@bl.uk

Textphone: 01937 546434 (Minicom)

Website: British Library (Enabling Equality)

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