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The Disability Discrimination Act - Equality Act 2010 Provisions

The Disability Discrimination Act - Equality Act 2010 Provisions

Who is covered by the provisions of the DDA?

The Equality Act protects the rights of a wide range of people with sensory, mental or physical disabilities. This includes people who use wheelchairs, blind and partially sighted people, deaf people, people with arthritis, people with long-term illnesses and people with learning disabilities. The Act also covers people with severe disfigurements and, in certain circumstances, people who have had a disability in the past.

The Equality Act has made it easier for people to show that they are disabled, and therefore protected. They may be regarded as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activity.

Recent case law has determined that dyslexia can be classed as a disability.

Disability Discrimination main page - GO

Further information

DirectGov: Definition of disability - GO

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