About this website
This website is produced through funding from the Communications Forum. This is a charity originally set up in 1994 to bring together the organisations concerned with the needs of people with speech, language and communication needs.
What does this website cover?
The website aims to cover the application of the Equality Act 2010 to -
- employment of those over 16, both recruitment and existing employees,
- provision of services and public functions for over 16s, and
- education for over 18s, including both tuition and exams.
Examples of conditions which the website aims to cover are aphasia (and other results of a stroke), stammering, specific language impairment, cerebral palsy, MND, MS, laryngectomy, and voice disorders.
The website is not particularly aiming to deal with hearing impairment, dyslexia, autism or learning disability. However these may be included where there is a particular case or official example about them.
Boxes on the website
Examples and case studies on this website are in green boxes. 'Examples' are made up for illustrative purposes. 'Case studies' are things which happened.
Quotes from official guidance, usually statutory Guidance or Codes of Practice, are in blue boxes. In some cases the quotes are from a previous Code, or just a draft Code, in which case that is noted.
Court/tribunal decisions are in purple boxes.
There are a small number of quotes from the Equality Act 2010 itself, in red boxes.
Links to external websites are specifically indicated as such, with two exceptions. The first exception is links on Links on SLCN.
The second exception is that links to provisions of the Equality Act 2010, to its Explanatory Notes, or to regulations go to www.legislation.gov.uk. Equality Act 2010 is abbreviated to EqA.
As indicated in the disclaimer, no responsibility is taken for links to external websites.