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British Law >> Citizen Area >> Disability

Disability

There are two Acts of Parliament that introduce and provide a means of enforcing rights preventing discrimination against disabled people. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) Act 1999.

The following links are to sources of useful advice and information :

disability.gov.uk is the main Government site supporting people with disability on legal matters. They have lots of information on law and disability, including advice on the meaning behind the Disability Discriminaton Act.

Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is an independent body established in April 2000 by Act of Parliament to stop discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. They provide advice to people with disability and to employers, and help people secure their rights under the DDA.

Disability Discrimination Act online from HMSO.

The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) Act online from HMSO.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act online from HMSO.

Ability Net offer advice on employment, training and assistive technology. Their service helps people with disability and employers find ways to assist employment and to honour the intentions of the DDA.

DAIS is the Disability Advice Information Service which advises on the righhts of disabled people in all areas including benefits, pensions, disability living allowance, disablement benefit, tax credit, appeals, and much more.

Levenes are a London firm who specialise in Disability and Education law, and have some useful information on their site.

Deaf Lawyers is a group addressing Deaf issues in law and supporting entry to Law by deaf people.

Solicitors For The Elderly (SFE) is a national association of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are committed to providing and promoting a comprehensive range of high quality legal services for older people, their family and carers.

ISdAC Information Society disAbilities Challenge, is a European association aiming to challenge exclusion by showing how good use of technology can improve work and education opportunities.