Disability Capital 2007, the Mayor’s Deaf and disability equality conference, is one of the UK’s biggest and most important strategic and policy conferences. This year the conference focused on ‘London, the equal city’. The programme featured debate and discussion about rights and equality – including discrimination law, legal recognition of BSL, the diverse history of disabled and Deaf Londoners, a right to independent living and eugenics and genetic rights. Delegates had the opportunity to find out more about disability and Deaf equality in London and engage with Mayoral policies and strategies.
Maria Zedda, Director of Training of Wideaware was one of the speakers in the afternoon session, to invite discussion on diversity in London and more specifically how Deaf Culture and non-BSL deaf persons can collaborate, work and support each other.
It was a wonderful experience of accessibility and a fantastic opportunity to meet disability activists, campaigners and policy-makers.
The Mayor’s Deaf and disability equality conference, is one of the UK’s biggest and most important strategic and policy conferences and this year focused on ‘London, the equal city’.