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Here are Guidance notes produced by the Scottish Disability Team on key strategic issues relating to provision for disabled students.
Guidance on International Students with Personal Care Support Needs: These Guidance Notes cover the responsibilities of universities/colleges under the Disability Discrimination Act, the law concerning the duty of care as well as looking at issues of residency and reciprocal agreements for international students.
The Disability Equality Duty: Implications and Opportunities for ICT provision in Higher Education Institutions and Colleges of Further Education: The SDT and Digital Media Access Group have jointly produced this report. It explains the implication of the new Disability Equality Duty on provision of ICT in Post-16 Education.
Disability Impact Assessments - A Brief Guide: The purpose of this Guide is to provide brief, practical guidance on conducting Impact Assessments in advance of the implementation of the DDA 2005 in December 2006. It is hoped that the Guide will be useful both to Disability Co-ordinators/Advisors and to other staff in HEIs and Colleges with responsibility for strategy planning and service delivery.
Reviewing provision and building capacity: tools and audit processes: A report produced jointly by the Scottish Disability Team and the National Disability Team can help you to consider if the practice, policy and procedures at your institution are inclusive for disabled students. This report provides factual information about a range of audit tools and processes that focus on learning and teaching, and/or central Higher Education services. This report also addresses the scope of each tool or process, how it can be used (with practical examples from HE institutions), and signposts to further information.
Here are relevant resources produced by or for the Scottish Disability Team as part of events the Team has held.
Presentation on how the Disability Equality Duty affects Public Authorities and the general and specific duties which they are required to meet.
Date added: 08/06/2006 11:13:59
Skill, DRC, UUK, SCOP, ECU and the SDT have produced this joint briefing for senior managers in HEIs to inform them of their new DED duties
Date added: 16/03/2006 13:43:06
This flowchart is a tool to guide those who carry out impact assessments. (Adapted from the Equality Challenge Unit publication ‘Conducting impact assessments for equal opportunities in higher education’ published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.)
Date added: 06/12/2005 15:24:24
This is a checklist of steps for those who have to carry out Impact Assessments. (Adapted from the Equality Challenge Unit publication ‘Conducting impact assessments for equal opportunities in higher education’ published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.)
Date added: 06/12/2005 15:22:47
Case Study 1 - Assessing the impact of an assessment strategy. Case Study 2 - Assessing the impact of the mode of delivery for a course.
Date added: 06/12/2005 15:20:27
This presentation aims to outline the main principles of the DDA 2005, to discuss the main implications for HEIs and colleges and to consider the next steps. It also looks at how the new duties apply to learning and teaching.
Date added: 06/12/2005 14:22:03
Presentation given by Margaret Dundas, SFC National Co-ordinator for Widening Participation, at the UUK/ECU/SDT Event for Senior Managers in June 2004
Date added: 23/03/2005 09:04:20
Presentation given by Joyce Hill, Director of the Equality Challenge Unit, at the UUK/ECU/SDT Event for Senior Managers in June 2004
Date added: 23/03/2005 08:48:46
These are notes used by Professor Joyce Hill, Director of the Equality Challenge Unit, for her presentation at the UUK/ECU/SDT Senior Managers seminar in June 2004
Date added: 16/11/2004 12:02:16
These are the notes by Anne Simpson, Manager of the Teachability Project and Head of Disability Services at the University of Strathclyde, to go with the presentation she gave at the UUK/ECU/SDT Senior Managers Event in June 2004
Date added: 16/11/2004 10:49:25
Presentation given by Anne Simpson, Manager of the Teachability Project and Head of Disability Services at the University of Strathclyde, at the UUK/ECU/SDT Senior Managers event in June 2004
Date added: 16/11/2004 10:45:52
Presentation given by Tom Ward, Senior Policy Officer, Learning Policy and Strategy Sector SFC, at the UUK/ECU/SDT event for Senior Managers in June 2004
Date added: 16/11/2004 10:37:18
Presentation given by Joyce Hill, Director of the Equality Challenge Unit, at the UUK/ECU/SDT event for Senior Managers in June 2004
Date added: 16/11/2004 10:10:10
The aim of this presentation is to outline the context for addressing disability issues in strategic planning, to briefly analyse the number of cases and range of emerging issues, to highlight existing good practice in strategy formulation and to identify principles for supporting implementation
Date added: 21/06/2004 15:49:21
Five case studies concerning disabled students and the issues of confidentiality and disclosure.
Date added: 22/03/2004 15:51:04
These are the answers to Confidentialilty and Disclosure - Case Studies
Date added: 05/12/2003 12:21:49
This is a presentation given by Lesley Paterson and Hester Middleton, both solicitors with Thorntons, on Confidentiality and Disclosure and the Data Protection Act
Date added: 04/12/2003
This presentation looks at the DDA Part IV and its relevance to Senior Managers
Date added: 15/09/2003 09:53:33
Case Study 1 - What changes you will have to make depend on what you do now! Case Study 2 - Ignorance is not innocence! Case Study 3 - Planned spending is better than unplanned spending! Case Study 4 - Aware staff prevent discrimination Case Study 5 - Internal resolutions are better than external resolutions
Date added: 19/05/2003 10:17:00
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SFC Disability Self-Evaluation Tool: improving equality for disabled people in Scotland's Colleges and Universities - This SFC circular contains a self-evaluation toolkit to assist institutions to plan ahead and prepare for the Disability Equality Duty under the DDA 2005, which comes into force on 4 December 2006
Disability Impact Assessments - A Brief Guide - The purpose of this Guide is to provide brief, practical guidance on conducting Impact Assessments in advance of the implementation of the DDA 2005 in December 2006. It is hoped that the Guide will be useful both to Disability Co-ordinators/Advisors and to other staff in HEIs and Colleges with responsibility for strategy planning and service delivery.