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Meeting the Equality Act 2010: learning from disability equality schemes in higher education in England

Building on the lessons from disability equality schemes to ensure disability equality for staff and students

This report is based on research into how higher education institutions in England had been using their disability equality schemes as vehicles for change, and to establish what more can be learned from approaches which successfully meet the duties within equality law.

By investigating the impact of institutional approaches on both disabled students and staff in 21 institutions, the research has established what appears to be working well, where there might still be gaps in provision and how approaches can be further developed to fill these gaps.

The report sets out clear recommendations for action to be taken at all levels.

Areas covered include:

  • Review of disability equality schemes
  • Data and tools for complying with the new duty
  • Advancing disability equality: turning paperwork into reality
  • Bringing it all together and keeping on track

Recommendations

There are recommendations to take forward for:

  • Senior managers, governors and heads of service
  • Training
  • Reviewing policies and practices
  • Communications
  • Involvement and consultation
  • Objectives and data