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Planning improvements for disabled pupils’ access to education

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 20, 2013


ISBN 978 1 78412 119 8 (web only publication)
DPPAS 14993

This document is also available in pdf format (832 KB)
The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in Word format (71 KB)


Consultation on guidance on Accessibility Strategies under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records) (Scotland) Act 2002

Respondent Information Form

Consultation Questions



Chapter 1: The meaning of disability


The meaning of disability

Purpose of guidance

Overview of education legislation

Chapter 2: Introduction to the Act

Responsible bodies

Reviewing strategies

Preparing strategies

Intervals at which strategies must be prepared

Making strategies available

Purpose of accessibility strategies

Chapter 3: The planning duties and main priorities for the accessibility strategy


Guidance on the three planning duties to increase access to school education for disabled pupils

Improving access to the curriculum

Information and Communications Technology

Improving the physical environment

Improving communication and the provision of school information

Chapter 4: Procedures for local authorities


Stages in preparing strategies

Chapter 5: Procedures for independent and grant-aided schools


Stages in preparing strategies

Appendix A - Overlap between Equality Act and the Additional Support for Learning Act

Notes to Appendix A

Appendix B: Education and Associated Services

Appendix C - Possible template for an Accessibility Strategy

Appendix D - Checklist for use in planning ICT

Appendix E Checklist for use in planning ICT - further support


Annex A The Scottish Government Consultation Process

Annex B Consultation List