Disability Discrimination Act
Access Planning Duty
The reasonable adjustments duty
Definition of disability in DDA:
A physical or mental impairment with an adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Effect must be:
To fall within the Act, a person must be substantially affected by their disability in one of the following ways:
Substantial means ‘not trivial.’
Definition From December 2005
Some progressive conditions covered from the point where the person knows they have a condition:
“clinically well recognised criteria is removed.
What percentage of children may count as disabled?
Possible overlap of SEN and DDA disability definition for children and young people.
Need to consider:
Admissions, exclusions and ‘education and associated services.’ This includes:
teaching and learning
breaks and lunchtimes
school clubs and activities
assessment and exam arrangements
... the whole life of the school
Type of Adjustment
Discipline 6- -----14%
Curriculum 4 -----9%
Meal Break 1
Type of Disability
Ability to Learn…31..70%
On the pro-forma provided identify:
What factors need to be present in a school
to enable reasonable adjustments like those
seen in the DVD to be made?