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  1. Why it’s important to respond to this proposed Disability Discrimination Law.
    It may seem that Jersey is a far off little island of no concern.
    That there is an opportunity to undo injustices that would otherwise be done and make a better life for disabled people, could that peak your interest?

    So Jersey (Channel Island) is asking for responses to it’s consultation on bringing in a law on Disability Discrimination.
    we would want it to be the best it can be right?
    I ask as disabled people go to Jersey on holiday, to work there and move to live there and come from there to live and work in the UK.

    Your action here can make a difference. Once a good law is made and seen to be working then we can lobby for the advances made in that law to be enacted elsewhere.
    Conversely a bad law can be seized upon by those who might imagine that we can do without rights, protections and access to our society. To be reproduced to lower standards elsewhere.

    There are some aspects of this law that you might like to concentrate on:
    the problems are – that the proposed law is rooted in medical model thinking and exemptions such as public transport.

    The Exemptions.
    You might want to look at this to comment on part of the exemptions: Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935

    Please be as thorough as you can. As in a little jurisdiction like this there isn’t the breadth of awareness and knowledge that we have as a UK wide network.

    Although the website says that the consultation ends on the Friday gone. We have been given assurance that the consultation is open until Monday (tomorrow) at 10am. Sorry to post at such short notice. Responses to be sent to: k.morel@gov.je

    Posted by a canary in the mine

    https://www.gov.je/Government/Consultations/Pages/DisabilityDiscriminationLaw.aspx

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