The Equality Act of 2010 replaced previous discrimination law and provides a single piece of legislation covering all the types of discrimination that are unlawful. The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of their race, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
This Accessibility Plan is compliant with the Equalities Act (2010) which with the Disability Discrimination Act (DD1995) defines disability as: ‘A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’
This definition includes people with a Hearing or Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, mental health issues and incontinence. People with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome and Hydrocephalus and included. Medical conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, server Asthma, Diabetes, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Sickle Cell Anaemia and HIV are deemed disabilities. Facial Disfigurement, Sever Dyslexia, gross obesity and diagnosed eating disorders are all included.
As a result the key objective of this plan is to reduce and where possible, eliminate barriers to accessing the curriculum, and for full participation in the school community for students and prospective students with a disability.
Savio Salesian College is aimed at:
· Increasing the extent to which disabled students can participate in the curriculum
· Ensuring that the physical environment of the school enables disabled student to take better advantage of education, benefits facilities and services provided.
· Improving the availability of accessible information to disabled students and their parents