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The Below Videos were taken at the The Independent Living in Scotland Seminar
In conjunction with the Fife Independent Disability Network 10-02-2010

In the Kingswood Hotel near Burntisland, Fife

In this Video:

Pam Duncan & Heather Frisken,
Independent Living Scotland,
Equality and Human Rights Commission

Why are we here today?

  • About the ILiS project
  • Why are we having events?
  • What is the Independent Living Movement?

What will the ILiS project do?

  • support disabled people to have their voices heard
  • work with disabked people to strengthen the Disabled People`s Indenpendent Living Movement in Scotland

What does `Independent living` mean?

Independent Living means disabled people of all ages having the same freedom, choice, dignity and control as other citizens at home, at work, and in the community.

It does not mean living by yourself or fending for yourself. It means rights to practical assistance and support to participate in society and live an ordibary life.

Approx 24 minutes long

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Feedback on the First Workshop:

Suggest to be asked in the groups:

Talking about your own experiences as a disabled person.

What has gone right and what has gone wrong in relation to independent living?

Where things have gone either right or wrong, what was the cause or causes?

The Feedback was about "What did we find out from our experiences"?

Approx 18 minutes long

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In this Video:

Jack Carr, speaking on why he decided to take action on his experiences with the disability movement and about the role of the Fife Independent Disability Network to those who are new to it.

 

Due to contracting gangrene he had most of his feet amputated along with parts of his fingers and due to the drugs he was on there was damage to the nerve`s in his ear`s which made him deaf.  He discovered he how had a new label “Disabled”.  Part of this video is how he dealt with this new label and how he got involved with the Fife Independent Disability Network and how he was able to use its resources to promote awareness and the requirements of people in Fife with hearing difficulty`s (not just the deaf).

 

And more....

Approx 15 minutes long

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In this Video:

The after lunch Quiz

Quiz master - Pam Duncan

There is 11 questions

  1. Disabled people represent what proportion of Scotland`s population?

  2. British Sign Language is an official British language True of False?

  3. One of the following people listens to recorded instructions rather than reads, as part of their access requirements to do their job?

  4. 1 in 50 non-disabled people take part in a civic role e.g. councillor, special police officer etc. How many disabled people do?

  5. What proportion of disabled people of working age are in employment?

  6. The Convenor of the ILiS Steering Group is:

  7. The Disability Discrimination Act does not cover Scotland?

  8. All single and double deck buses and coached in Fife will have to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act by which year?

  9. Who would you go to for advice on disability issues in Fife:

  10. Disabled people may have to contribute to their care costs. A disabled person`s partner or relative living with them might have to pay some of their income too.

  11. 10% of housing built by all Scottish local authorities must be accessible.

Approx 13 minutes long

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In this Video:

Pam Duncan & Heather Frisken on

Tools at our disposal

  • the law
  • technology
  • groups like FIDN
  • the internet
  • information on guidance
  • ....many others.....

Approx 12 minutes long

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In this Video:

Heather Frisken, Michael Tonks and Pam Duncan

Feedback on last workshop, Summing up and What Next?

  • What are you going to do to make change happen?
  • Write a plan of action (what, why, where, when, who, how)
  • What are the barriers and how you overcome them?
  • What tools do you need to get started? What help do you need?

There is a problem with the feedback in this video, there was not many people left to give feedback. By the time the workshops had finished the taxi`s had started to arrive to pick up those who needed them. the taxi`s came early so they could be available for the school run.

Approx 6 minutes long

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This is a very, very short video of the first workshop. I could not be every where at once and only had one video camera plus I wanted to join a workshop.

Approx 1 minutes long

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