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Disability Equality Scheme
We are committed to provide equal access to information for everyone in the community.
We will work towards and monitor our progress in eliminating discrimination on the basis of disability.
Managing Ill Health and Absence
The Managing Ill Health and Absence Policy gives guidance relating to disability if the reasons for sickness absence are connected to having an impairment or mental difficulties or to living with HIV/Aids, or if a disability results from an illness.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 prohibits discrimination against disabled people in the areas of employment, the provision of goods, facilities, services and premises, and education; and provides for regulations to improve access to public transport to be made.
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 makes substantial amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (see above).
The 2005 Act places a general duty on public authorities to promote disability equality and to have due regard to eliminate unlawful discrimination.
Those listed bodies within the public sector will also be subject to specific duties of the 2005 Act.
The specific duties provide a clear framework for meeting the general duty and include the requirement to produce a Disability Equality Scheme.