Trade Union Disability Alliance (TUDA)

Downloads & Links


Background briefing on the Trade Union Charter for Disability Equality.doc

Background briefing on the Trade Union Charter for Disability Equality.pdf

Trade Union Charter for Disability Equality.doc

Trade Union Charter for Disability Equality.PDF

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol.PDF

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol.DOC


None of the sites listed below are guaranteed to be accessible, but please email site webmasters with details of any access problems that you encounter - nothing will change unless we make it! If you cannot access a site at all because of your impairment, email our webmaster and we will forward a complaint on your behalf.

* Please let us know about new websites we should add to this list.

NB: All sites are UK-based unless stated otherwise. Site descriptions are taken from the websites concerned.


Trade Unions Members' Websites
Disability General Europe
Disabled Women Disability Arts
Disability Benifits International
Sexuality Sports

Trade Unions & Disability

TUC Find out what the TUC is doing to tackle disability discrimination.

Amicus Disability Champions Disability Champions @ Work is an Amicus project to train and support workplace or health and safety representatives to become “Disability Champions” where they work. Disability Champions work with their employers to build a truly enabling workplace where disabled workers and job seekers can realise their full potential. Disability Champions are key contacts for disabled people at work. This exciting project - initially designed by the Amicus Disability Employment Rights National Advisory Committee - won £50,000 of targeted funding as part of the European Year of Disabled People, and was only UK trade union to have been awarded this funding.

Safeworkers.co.uk Not strictly a trade union or a disability site, but relevant to both. SafeWorkers.co.uk was formed to offer a unique reference point on workplace safety. There are so many hazards in the workplace, from accidents to bullying. We help you stay safe and secure at work. Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject. Our features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts - who have a particular interest, or a background in this area.

Brexit & Disability

Disability Rights in the UK Post-Brexit

What does Brexit mean for people with disabilities?

Human Rights after Brexit

Brexit and Human Rights

Members' Websites (NB: links may be to a union's disability equality pages where these exist, or use the site's search facility where disability issues are present in more than one place on the site.)

Ceramic & Allied Trades Union

NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers)

UCU (University and College Union)

Nautilus UK The union for maritime professionals at sea and ashore


USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)


CSP (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

PFA (Professional Footballers' Association)

CYWU (The Community and Youth Workers' Union)


Disability General


Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Contains details of Government legislation and campaigns, including texts of leaflets and documents.

United Kingdom Disabled People's Council (UKDPC) The national organisation representing groups run by and for disabled people.

National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) This website is designed to be a resource on independent living and Direct Payments for disabled people and others working in the field.


Disability Now Online version of the monthly disability news magazine.

youreable.com Information, products and services for disabled people. Formerly Disability Net.

Dial UK A national organisation for a network of 140 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people. Last year DIALs helped over a quarter of a million disabled people.Contains details of local advice centres.

disabilityWORLD.com Established in 1999 by William and Don McQueen. We have been working since then to setup a comprehensive directory of information and web sites for the disabled

Disability Benefits

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Check how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) affects you

Incapacity Benefit

Benefits & Work

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) advises the government on transport legislation, regulations and guidance and on the transport needs of disabled people

The Disability Archive UK Texts of classic disability studies literature, including many that are not easily available elsewhere. Part of Leeds University's Centre for Disability Studies.

Jobability.com Recruitment website with job vacancies across many industrial sectors, run in partnership with Leonard Cheshire, Microsoft and totaljobs.com

accessibletravel.co.uk Discover an exciting world of accessible holidays and travel for wheelchair users, slow walkers, mature travellers, their families and friends.

goodaccessguide.co.uk A unique directory of accessible leisure pursuits, holidays and travel, transport, mobility products, and daily living services for disabled people, their families and friends.

Cue & Review Recording Service A national talking newspaper group supplying a range of 22 different newspapers and magazines in audio format for the visually and reading impaired. Our tape-based service is totally free of charge to our listeners regardless of the number of tapes a listener chooses to reveive. We have recently launched a web-based extension to our service enabling our listeners to log onto the site and download a title of their choice in MP3 format direct to their home PC. There is a minimal charge for this service to cover the costs incurred in providing it.

Sign Community (British Deaf Association) Redesigned site featuring free resources and online signed information for BSL users.


European Disability Forum Containing comprehensive information about European action on disability rights and a detailed European links section.

Congress for Disabled Women

Mental Health Europe Contains information on the organisation, projects, position papers, and events, together with a discussion forum.

Disabled Women

For more sites of interest to disabled women, go to the UK Disability Forum for Europe Women's Committee Links Page

anAurora Quarterly internet magazine for disabled women worldwide (UK-based).

Centre for Research On Women with Disabilities (CROWD) Based in Texas, USA.

Disabled Women on the Web US-based site for disabled women.

DAWN DisAbled Women’s Network Ontario. Canadian-based site.

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Comprehensive site from the national Australian association for disabled women, with detailed links section including online articles on disabled women and violence and abuse..

Disabled Women: An International Resource Kit Published by the UK-based Disability Awareness in Action.

Disability Arts

Artsline London’s arts access information service for disabled people.

Disability Arts Online

North West Disability Arts Forum Information on disability arts activities in the North of England.

Adorn, Equip Unique online version of a unique touring exhibition, where disabled people have joined with artists and craft makers to produce "couture" versions of disability aids and equipment.

Shape Includes information about training, workshops, educational and participatory disability arts activities, along with notices of special events and job opportunities.

MadNOTBad Provides a safe space for mental health system users/survivors to share their experiences, opinions and creative talents. Created by Rachel Studley, the site encourages users/survivors to add their artwork.


Disability Awareness in Action (DAA) An international human rights network, run for and by disabled people.

www.asksource.info Searchable database of both published and unpublished materials on health and disability documenting a wealth of practical experience from developing countries. Subject areas include adolescent and child health, disability, evaluation, health communication, HIV/AIDS, information management, primary health care and reproductive & sexual health and more.


Regard National organisation for disabled lesbians, bisexuals and gay men.


English Federation of Disability Sport The national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. We work closely with the seven National Disability Sports Organisations recognised by Sport England.

Get into Sport A training resource for disabled people