Posts by James Davidson

Weekly Poll – Cost of Living: Energy Price Guarantee (Week Beginning 19 September 2022)

Weekly Poll – Cost of Living: Energy Price Guarantee Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 19 September 2022 we asked a question about the Energy Price Guarantee. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Do you think the Energy Price Guarantee is an
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Weekly Poll – Fire Escape Hoods (Week Beginning 12 September 2022)

Weekly Poll – Fire Escape Hoods Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 12 September 2022 we asked a question about Fire Escape Hoods. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. Do you have any concerns about fire escape hoods? Yes – 31%
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Weekly Poll – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 (Week beginning 5 September 2022)

Weekly Poll – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 5 September 2022 we asked a question about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. Have you attended events as part of this year’s Edinburgh
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Weekly Poll – Rising Energy Costs: Prescribing Energy (Week Beginning 22 August 2022)

Weekly Poll – Rising Energy Costs: Prescribing Energy Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 22 August 2022, we asked a question about rising energy costs. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. How concerned are you about the rising cost of energy?
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Weekly Poll – NHS 24: Breathing Space (Week Beginning 15 August 2022)

Weekly Poll – NHS 24: Breathing Space Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 15 August 2022, we asked a question about Breathing Space, a free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance
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Weekly Poll – Charges on Single-use Drinks Cups: Exemptions (Week Beginning 8 August 2022)

Weekly Poll – Charges on Single-use Drinks Cups: Exemptions Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 8 August 2022, we asked a question about exemptions for charges on single-use drinks cups. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. If a minimum charge was applied
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Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Costs (Week Beginning 25 July 2022)

Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Costs Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 25 July 2022, we asked a question about the costs associated with establishing a Disability Commissioner. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. Any new law can have a
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Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Scope (Week Beginning 18 July 2022)

Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Scope (Week Beginning 18 July 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 18 July 2022, we asked a question about the scope of the Disability Commissioner Bill. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. How supportive
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Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Definition of Disability (Week Beginning 11 July 2022)

Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Definition of Disability Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 11 July 2022, we asked a question about the definition of disability featured in the Disability Commissioner Bill consultation. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. How
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Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Aims (Week Beginning 4 July 2022)

Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Aims (Week Beginning 4 July 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 4 July 2022, we asked a question about the proposed aims of the Disability Commissioner Bill. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. How
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Weekly Poll – COVID-19 in Scotland (Week Beginning 27 June 2022)

Weekly Poll – COVID-19 in Scotland (Week Beginning 27 June 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 27 June 2022, we asked a question about COVID-19 in Scotland. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Are you concerned by the increase of COVID-19
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Weekly Poll – Scams Awareness (Week Beginning 20 June 2022)

Weekly Poll – Scams Awareness (Week Beginning 20 June 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 20 June 2022, we asked a question about scams awareness. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Have you been targeted by scammers in the last twelve
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Weekly Poll – ScotRail Temporary Timetable (Week Beginning 13 June 2022)

Weekly Poll – ScotRail Temporary Timetable (Week Beginning 13 June 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 13 June 2022, we asked a question about ScotRail’s introduction of a temporary timetable and the impact this had on disabled people and their ability to travel. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so
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Weekly Poll – Access to Justice (Week Beginning 6 June 2022)

Weekly Poll – Access to Justice (Week Beginning 6 June 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 6 June 2022, we asked a question about access to justice. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Have you ever faced challenges accessing legal services
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Weekly Poll – Cost of Living Payment (Week Beginning 30 May 2022)

Weekly Poll – Cost of Living Payment Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 30 May 2022, we asked a question about the Cost of Living Payment. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Do you think the Cost of Living support package announced
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Weekly Poll – Digital Accessibility (Week Beginning 23 May 2022)

Weekly Poll – Digital Accessibility (Week Beginning 23 May 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 23 May 2022, we asked a question about Digital Accessibility. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. When thinking about digital accessibility standards, have you encountered any
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Weekly Poll – Charges on Single-use Drinks Cups (Week Beginning 16 May 2022)

Weekly Poll – Charges on Single-use Drinks Cups (Week Beginning 16 May 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 16 May 2022, we asked a question about Charges on Single-use Drinks Cups. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Do you support the
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Weekly Poll – Free Rail Travel (Week Beginning 9 May 2022)

Weekly Poll – Free Rail Travel (Week Beginning 9 May 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 9 May 2022, we asked a question about Free Rail Travel. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question. Do you think rail travel should be free
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Weekly Poll – Accessible Information and Easy Read (Week Beginning 2 May 2022)

Weekly Poll – Accessible Information and Easy Read (Week Beginning 2 May 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 2 May 2022, we asked a question about the availability of accessible information and Easy Read. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1.
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Weekly Poll – Braille Labelling (Week Beginning 25 April 2022)

Weekly Poll – Braille Labelling (Week Beginning 25 April 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 25 April 2022, we asked a question about braille labelling on retail products. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. Do you think food package labels are
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Weekly Poll – Cost of Living Crisis (Week Beginning 18 April 2022)

Weekly Poll – Cost of Living Crisis (Week Beginning 18 April 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 18 April 2022, we asked a question about the cost of living crisis. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. How concerned are you about
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Weekly Poll – Covid Safety Signage Scheme (Week Beginning 11 April 2022)

Weekly Poll – Covid Safety Signage Scheme (Week Beginning 11 April 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 11 April 2022, we asked a question about a Covid Safety Signage Scheme that is currently being developed by the Scottish Government. This will allow businesses, public and third sector organisations to download and display signage that indicates which protective measures they have in place in their particular building after these measures are no longer required by law. These may include: face coverings, regular opening of windows
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Weekly Poll – Driving Assessment Centres (Week Beginning 4 April 2022)

Weekly Poll – Driving Assessment Centres (Week Beginning 4 April 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 4 April 2022, we asked a question about Driving Assessment Centres. Results Question 1. Have you used a driving assessment centre in Scotland? Yes – 23% (18 respondents) No – 77% (60 respondents) Question 2. Do you think that Scotland needs more driving assessment centres? Yes – 85% (62 respondents) No – 15% (11 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate strength of feeling or personal experience.
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Weekly Poll – Public Sector Equality Duty: Assessing and Reviewing Policies and Practices (Week Beginning 28 March 2022)

Weekly Poll – Public Sector Equality Duty: Assessing and Reviewing Policies and Practices (Week Beginning 28 March 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 28 March 2022, we asked a question about the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland. Results Question.  Do you think the actions that are being proposed will help to improve the process for assessing and reviewing policies and practices? Yes – 75% (30 respondents) No – 25% (10 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate
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Weekly Poll – Accessible Rented Housing (Week Beginning 14 March 2022)

Weekly Poll – Accessible Rented Housing (Week Beginning 14 March 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 14 March 2022, we asked a question about accessible rented housing. Results Question. Have you experienced difficulty finding accessible rented housing in the place you want to live? Yes – 91% (139 respondents) No – 9% (13 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate strength of feeling or personal experience. Accessibility The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft rented sector strategy ‘A New Deal
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Weekly Poll – Public Sector Equality Duty: Inclusive Communication (Week Beginning 7 March 2022)

Weekly Poll – Public Sector Equality Duty: Inclusive Communication (Week Beginning 7 March 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 7 March 2022, we asked a question about the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland. Results Question. Do you support the actions that are being proposed to support public bodies with a new duty to embed inclusive communication across their work? Yes – 98% (206 respondents) No – 2% (4 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate strength of
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Weekly Poll – COVID-19 Legal Restrictions (Week Beginning 28 February 2022)

Weekly Poll – COVID-19 Legal Restrictions Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 28 February 2022, we asked a question about the decision to end COVID-19 legal restrictions. Results Question. Do you agree with the decision to remove all legal COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland? Yes – 33% (31 respondents) No – 66% (64 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate strength of feeling or personal experience. Easing of Legal Restrictions A new staged approach to easing COVID-19 protective measures was announced by the
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Weekly Poll – Pavement Parking Exemptions (Week Beginning 21 February 2022)

Weekly Poll – Pavement Parking Exemptions Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 21 February 2022, we asked a question about pavement parking exemptions. Results Question. Do you agree with the conditions that would allow local authorities to consider making certain streets exempt from the pavement parking ban? Yes – 5% (49 respondents) No – 95% (964 respondents) Comments We provide verbatim comments where appropriate to illustrate strength of feeling or personal experience. Pavement Parking Ban In 2019, the Scottish Parliament agreed to a ban on
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Weekly Poll – Reducing Car Travel (Week Beginning 14 February 2022)

Weekly Poll – Reducing Car Travel Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 14 February 2022, we asked a question about Reducing Car Travel. Results Question 1. Do you think the four key areas set out in the route map will help to achieve a 20% reduction in car kilometres by 2030? Yes – 8% (31 respondents) No – 92% (365 respondents) Question 2. What would make it possible for you to reduce car travel? More accessible public transport – 63% (252 respondents) More accessible environment
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Weekly Poll – New Fire Safety Rules (Week Beginning 7 February 2022)

Weekly Poll – New Fire Safety Rules Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 7 February 2022, we asked a question about New Fire Safety Rules. Results Question 1. Are you aware of the new fire safety regulations? YES – 99% (242 respondents) NO – 1% (2 respondents) Question 2. If yes, have you, or are you making arrangements for new interlinked alarms to be fitted to your home?   YES – 44% (106 respondents) NO – 56% (136 respondents) Question 3. Have you experienced any barriers
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