As you will all be aware, under the requirements of the Disability Equality Duty (DED) learning providers/public bodies such as universities and colleges are required to produce either a dedicated Disability Equality Scheme (DES) or a broader Single Equality Scheme (SES) covering all strands of equality.

These should...

  • contain an Action Plan that is updated on an annual basis; and
  • be reviewed every 3 years.
For further details about Disability or Single Equality Schemes in general, see the "Do The Duty website" <http://www.dotheduty.org/>.

Further developments and responsibilities will come into force in the UK with the 2010 Equality Act <http://www.equalities.gov.uk/equality_bill.aspx>.

Learning providers can find out more by visiting http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sed.

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