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A short explanation of each main area of the Equal-Works site is given below.

View all DPs

Select this menu option to see a full list of all Development Partnerships (DPs) in the two Equal funding rounds: 76 DPs ran from 2001 to end 2005, and a further 98 DPs started work in June 2005 and will end in 2007.

You will then be able to select an individual DP by clicking on its name to view a summary of its activities and outputs. The description, logo, partner details and contact details of the DP are shown first; this is followed by a list of activities and associated products. Activities are listed alphabetically with associated products indented underneath. Activities and products are given an icon at the left-hand side, according to the medium in which they were produced. Put your mouse over the icon to see the medium in full as a tool tip.

Policy/practice objects

Select this menu option to see all DP outputs relating to a specific area of policy or practice, e.g. Diversity Resources. You will be able to select from a menu of 27 available policy/practice objects. Each policy/practice object (PPO) page gives a short explanation of the PPO plus a list of related DP outputs.

Many DPs have observed that good practice in one area of work has resonance with all those seeking to enable any excluded groups to become more visible. The PPO facility draws work together. The list and taxonomy of the PPOs will change as DPs in Round 2 shape the content and structure of this analysis.


Select this menu option to view articles offering analysis and comment on many aspects of the Equal Programme and its outcomes. If you wish to submit an article for publication, please and send us an e-mail with your ideas.


Select this menu option to view a series of articles that draw together work from a number of DPs in each policy and practice area. There are also articles looking at how DPs have had impact at local, regional, National and European level. Groups of products from the whole of the UK Equal Programme are analysed and attention is drawn to key developments.

Log in

You can log in once you are registered and have activated your account. Once logged in, you can then access all the available facilities on equal-works such as the debates and connections.


You will need to register in order to participate with the blogs, debates, connections, reviews or subscription. Click here and fill in the form with the details required. You will then receive an automated confirmation email which will contain a link which will need to be clicked in order to activate your account. Registration on Equal-Works is only required once.

Search/Advanced search

You can perform a standard search by entering a key word into the box in the top menu and clicking on the Search button. Advanced search is also available which allows you to set criteria for your search, e.g. a particular location or Equal funding theme. You can then search by the criteria alone or further refine your search by also adding a key word.

Equal funding theme

You can also select one of the Equal funding themes in the left-hand navigation, e.g. Facilitating access, to see all DP activity within that theme.

New Media Terminology Guide

Adobe Reader
A software application that allows the viewing and printing of PDF files. Click here to download Adobe Reader and to view system requirements. 


A short form for weblog, a frequent and chronological publication of comments and thoughts on the web. They usually include philosophical reflections, opinions on the Internet and social or political issues.



An image format used for simple graphics. When a file is saved as a BITMAP it takes the following format - "filename.bmp"


GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

Another image format used for simple graphics and sometimes animation.

When a file is saved as a GIF it takes the following format - "filename.gif"


HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

Most websites are written using HTML. HTML is a programming language that allows web designers to arrange text, images and links in a document that is viewable on the Internet.


Internet & World-Wide Web

The Internet is a network of millions of computers that spans the world. The World-Wide Web is the collection of all the websites stored on these computers. The vast majority of information on the Internet is free of charge and largely uncensored.

Internet Browsers
A browser is a program that allows you to view websites on the Internet. The most widespread application is Microsoft's Internet Explorer. There are others available such as Netscape Navigator.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A popular electronic image format for compressing photographic images.
When a file is saved as a JPEG it takes the following format - "filename.jpg"

PDF (Portable Document Format)
A format developed by Adobe for representing documents in their original format - like a series of pages in a book. A PDF file can describe documents containing any combination of text, graphics, and images. When a file is saved as a PDF it takes the following format - "filename.pdf"

RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
It is an alternative means of accessing the vast amount of information that now exists on the world wide web. Instead of the user browsing websites for information of interest, the information is sent directly to the user. More information can be found here.

Search Engines
A search engine allows you to search for and find information on the Internet by using keywords or categories.

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
This is the technical term for an Internet address.

Microsoft Word
A word processing application - part of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel
A spreadsheet application - part of Microsoft Office 

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