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The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001)

This act was passed by Parliament in May 2001 and is an amendment to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)(1995). Previously much of the provision of HEIs in England was excluded from the DDA. However, the SENDA compels HEIs :

Provisions under the Act will be phased in from September 2002.

The Act is available from the HMSO at :
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Part 2, Chapter 2 deals with provision of Further and Higher Education.

A draft Code of Practice has been produced by the Disability Rights Commission. The Code deals with the implementation of the act and gives practical examples of what is considered to be a reasonable adjustment and what is meant by treating students less favourably.

It can be viewed at :
http://www.drc-gb.org/drc/InformationAndLegislation/Page34A.asp [External link: Open in new browser window]

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