Equality, Disability and the Law

lift buttons with brailleThe Equality Act 2010 has brought under one umbrella the various anti-discrimination laws including those relating to disability, age, sexual orientation, equal pay, race and religion. The law is framed in general terms and is not intended to prevent or place barriers in the way of innovative use of technology. Reasonable adjustments need to be made wherever possible to ensure disabled persons do not suffer substantial disadvantage. The Public Sector Equality Duty reinforces the requirement that institutions need to be anticipatory and proactive in encouraging disabled persons to participate in the education provision and the various activities of each institution and there are specific duties to support the equality duty.  The disability discrimination provisions contained in the Act apply to the services, including educational services, an institution provides to its staff, students, and third parties.

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Equality, Disability and the Law Newslinks

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

Master Social Media - New Checklist and Top Tips

As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

Significant Copyright Changes for Teaching and Learning

Dates have been announced for the introduction of important changes to copyright law.

New Guidance for HE in Handling External Speakers

This guidance from Universities UK provides a framework for institutions to review and improve their own procedures when inviting external speakers to their university.

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