University of Stirling

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Disability Service


Disability and the Equality Act (2010)

From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

You can view the University's Equality and Diversity web pages for more information about the Equality Act (2010) and what the University is doing to meet its responsibilities at:

Alternatively you may wish to view guidance on the Equality Act (2010) applicable to the higher education sector as produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission:

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Equality Act 2010: Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education


Additional Resources

What are my rights as a student?


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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have a variety of Disability Rights publications

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DirectGov: Disability and the Equality Act 2010


Resources for University staff - what does the legislation mean and how can I support my students?

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Disability Legislation: Practical Guidance for Academics

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Definition of Disability under the Equality Act

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Competence Standards - The Higher Education Academy