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On this page you will find resources relating to disability, one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010


Under the Equality Act, you are considered disabled if you have 'a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities'.

The videos below, from the Equality and Human Rights Comission (EHRC) explain more about discrimination against disabled people.

Accessible and inclusive communications
  • Aimed at health, education, social work and voluntary sector staff who want to understand how to improve communication and services for people with communication support needs, this resource features clips of people with communication support needs.

Sight and hearing loss

The following resources provide information about specific impairments and methods of communication.

Disability and the workplace

The following resources provide useful information for making positive adjustments in the workplace.