Rights and resources for people with Microtia

Today is the UN’s Human Rights Day, which ‘calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights’ – including ‘a person with disabilities.’

As hearing loss is classed as a disability, children and adults with Microtia and associated deafness are protected under the UK Equality Act (2010).

The Equality Act legislates against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. It covers work, education, and a range of other situations and environments – such as public services.

It covers both the person with a disability, and people who are associated with or support them – such as friends or family members.

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has produced a guide to the rights of pupils in education, and can advise by phone or email.

For adults, Action on Hearing Loss provide information on rights and sources of advice.

UN Human Rights Day: http://tinyurl.com/MicrotiaUK-HR

General information on the UK Equality Act (2010): http://tinyurl.com/MicrotiaUK-EA2010

NDCS guidance: http://tinyurl.com/MUK-NDCS-Rights

Action on Hearing Loss resources: http://tinyurl.com/MUK-AoHL-Rights



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