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Planning to Improve Access to Education for Pupils with Disabilities - Guidance on Preparing Accessibility Strategies

DescriptionGuidance on the preparation of Accessibility Strategies under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils Educational Records) Act 2002
ISBN07559 10230
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 27, 2002

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Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records) (Scotland) Act 2002

Planning to Improve Access to Education for Pupils with Disabilities

GUIDANCE ON PREPARING ACCESSIBILITY STRATEGIES

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Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Coverage and responsible bodies
Definition of disability
Legislative requirements of the Act
The Legislative Framework in Scotland
Disability Discrimination Act
Other Legislation

Chapter 2 - The Three Duties
Access to the curriculum
Access to the physical environment of schools
Improving communication with pupils with disabilities

Chapter 3 - Procedures for Local Authorities
Form in which the accessibility strategy should be produced
Process - How to prepare an accessibility strategy: - getting started; access audit; initial consultation; drafting the accessibility strategy; setting goals and targets; further consultation; implementation and publicising the strategy; monitoring, review and evaluation

Chapter 4 - Procedures for Independent, Grant-Aided and Self-Governing Schools
Form in which the accessibility strategy should be produced
Process - How to prepare an accessibility strategy: - getting started; access audit; initial consultation; drafting the accessibility strategy; setting goals and targets; further consultation; implementation and publicising the strategy; monitoring, review and evaluation

Chapter 5 - Monitoring, Evaluation and Enforcement

Annex A - Bibliography and Useful Publications

Annex B - Useful Contacts

Annex C - Possible Template for an Accessibility Strategy

Annex D - Text of the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records)(Scotland) Act 2002