The Quaker Disability Equality Group (QDEG) is a listed informal group of Britain Yearly Meeting (opens in new window). We are working towards full inclusion of people with disabilities and carers in all aspects of Quaker life. We see this as part of the Quaker testimony to equality.
We are engaged with other organisations to:
- working to make Quaker literature, websites and buildings more accessible;
- running courses and workshops in partnership with Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre (opens in new window)
- providing mutual support through an email network
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quakerdisabilityequality/ (opens in a new window/tab).
2017 AGM and open meeting to be held during Yearly Meeting Gathering
Our AGM will be followed by a talk by Melanie Jameson. Melanie will talk about ‘Difference’, ‘Diversity’, ‘Disability’, ‘Impairment’, ‘Equality’: terms that are now used in self-advocacy groups, support networks and by government. Terminology and language are important but substance even more so. More
Access at Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University, 29 July to 5 August 2017: please see our news on access arrangements.
The committee recently visited Friends House and tried out the new lift on Euston Road and the first-floor accessible toilet.
If you have any difficulty using this website site we would be pleased to hear from you. We will do our best to make changes to help you if we can.
QDEG started in 2008 in response to a concern of West Scotland Area Meeting, which arose in turn from pioneering work in the 1990s and several Woodbrooke gatherings.