DISABILITY EQUALITY SCHEME
Why have we produced a scheme?
The Disability Discrimination Act amended in 2005 gives Cornwall College ‘general’ and ‘specific’ duties to promote disability equality. The new general duty means that we must, in carrying out our functions, (what we do) have due regard to:
- promoting equality of opportunity between disabled people and other people;
- eliminating discrimination which is unlawful under the Act;
- eliminating harassment of disabled people that is related to their disabilities;
- promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people;
- encouraging participation by disabled people in public life;
- taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities even where this involves treating disabled people more favourably than other people.
Under the specific duties most public authorities including Cornwall College have to produce a Disability Equality Scheme. The Scheme helps us to meet the general duties mentioned above. Guidance for producing the Scheme has been issued by the Disability Rights Commission in their Code of Practice - New DDA Post-16 Education Regulations and Code of Practice
One of the most important aspects in the Scheme’s development is to involve disabled people. If you would like to read our Scheme please click on one of the links below:
- Disability Equality Scheme - Microsoft Word document (192k)
- Disability Equality Scheme - Adobe PDF (198k)
If you have any questions relating to this scheme please contact the Corporate Head of Student Services on 01726 226406 or email email@example.com