In 2005 a new Disability Discrimination Act became law. The act requires public bodies, including national parks, to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES). This scheme will set out how we are going to promote disability equality and tackle issues that have been identified by disabled people about our policies and services.
We have now published our Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan covering 2006 to 2009.
This is currently available in the following formats:
To view a copy of our Disability Equality Scheme on this website in either PDF, large print or plain text formats please use the navigation menu.
Appendix 1 Disability in the National Park. An overview of national statistics and neighbouring local authority statistics
Appendix 2 The current situation (2006)
Appendix 3 Introduction to the Disability Equality Duty
You can read our Disability Equality Assessment Surveys here.
The scheme sets out the way in which we have complied with the requirement to carry out our business whilst having regard to the need to:
The Disability Discrimination Act definition of a disabled person includes people with:-
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