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New publication on the Equality Act's anticipatory reasonable adjustment duty!


We're thrilled to share our latest open-access publication entitled The Anticipatory Reasonable Adjustment Duty: Removing the Blockages?  Authors: Anna Lawson and Maria Orchard Published in the Cambridge Law Journal Abstract: The anticipatory reasonable adjustment duty, introduced by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and now found in the Equality Act 2010, has been hailed as an...

IPS Project Presentation for Disability History Month


  Interested in learning more about the Inclusive Public Space Project? Our presentation for the University of Bradford's Disability History Month is now available here! Click through to watch Anna Lawson, Ieva Eskyte, Maria Orchard and Ehsan Sadraei discuss the Project's background, its aims and how you can get involved. Link:  

New Post: The Human Rights Act and Disabled People


  New contribution to Human Rights in Action by members of the Inclusive Public Space project team, along with colleagues from the Centre for Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds! In this post, Anna Lawson, Maria Orchard, Beverley Clough, Luke Clements and Oliver Lewis discuss the positive developments that the Human Rights Act has facilitated for disabled people...

Welcome to Beth Lavery


The Inclusive Public Space project extends a warm welcome to Beth Lavery, who recently joined our team: I joined the IPS Project in February 2021, a few months after completing my BA in Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Leeds. During my studies I had the opportunity to complete an internship within the...

Welcome to Dr Morgan Campbell


The Inclusive Public Space project extends a warm welcome to Dr Morgan Campbell, who recently joined our team: I’m thrilled to join the IPS and welcome my role in using film to raise awareness and identify accessibility issues of our often not so public public spaces. I have an academic and professional background in urban...

Welcome to Dr Ehsan Sadraei


The Inclusive Public Space project extends a warm welcome to Dr Ehsan Sadraei, who recently joined our team: I joined the IPS project in October 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. I have been working on driving and pedestrian simulators in Virtuocity - University of Leeds to answer research questions related to human factors and safety...

Iain More, 1941-2020: A well-lived life


All of us at the Inclusive Public Space Team are deeply saddened by the news of Iain More’s passing last week. Iain worked to make the world a better place. We owe him enormous thanks for the time and energy he put into helping us reach out to potential participants in Glasgow – particularly in...

Are you a pedestrian in Leeds or Glasgow?


Are you a pedestrian in Leeds or Glasgow who has had any kind of difficulty with streets, before or since Covid-19?  The Inclusive Public Space research team wants to hear about your experiences! You won’t need to leave your home to take part in the project. We are looking for people, particularly older people, disabled...

Impact of reshaping public spaces


Out on the Streets – Crisis, Opportunity and Disabled People in the Era of Covid-19: Reflections from the UK. Authors: Ieva Eskytė, Anna Lawson, Maria Orchard, Elizabeth Andrews Published in ALTER, European Journal of Disability Research We're delighted to announce the publication of our short article on the various measures introduced by the UK government...

New book released for the 30th Anniversary of the ADA


Congratulations to Peter Blanck, Burton Blatt Institute Chairman and University Professor at Syracuse University and the IPS Project's USA country advisor, on the publication of his new book Disability Law and Policy. The book provides an overview of the themes and insights in disability law and is a compelling compendium of stories about how the...