Access for all: A Guide to Disability Good practice for University Physics Departments

Disability legislation affects all universities and higher education institutions.

Access for all: A Guide to Disability Good practice for University Physics Departments

Disability legislation affects all universities and higher education institutions. The Disability Equality Duty (DED) means that all universities are legally required to look actively at ways of ensuring that disabled people are not discriminated against as a consequence of their disability.

The duty is about including disabled people and disability equality into everything from the outset, rather than focusing solely on individualised responses to specific disabled people.

The Institute’s Disability Good Practice in University Physics Departments complements this legal duty by providing support and practical advice to university physics departments in meeting their responsibilities towards disabled students.

The primary focus is on support for students and addressing specific barriers that might be encountered while studying for a degree in physics, but much of the advice outlined is also relevant to disabled members of staff and to other non-disadvantaged groups.



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The Diversity Programme

The Diversity Programme was established with the aim of cultivating an inclusive, sustainable, diverse and vibrant physics community which is reflected in the Institute’s membership and governing bodies.