Disability Information for Staff

Our legal responsibilities

Since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), Universities have had a duty not to discriminate against disabled people who they employ or to whom they provide a service.

In September 2002, the DDA was extended so that educational bodies also now have a duty not to discriminate against disabled students. 2005 saw the introduction of the Disability Equality Duty. This required us to take positive steps to ensure equality of opportunity for disabled people in all of our activities. This legislation has now been incorporated into the Equality Act 2010.

The University produces a Single Equality Scheme and annual reports which detail our progress.

The following link provides a brief summary on how to ensure that you are meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. It only covers our legal responsibilities as they apply to disabled students: