The Equality Act was passed in April 2010 and the first provisions became effective from 1 October 2010. The Act consolidates and streamlines previous anti-discrimination legislation which includes the Disability Discrimination Acts.
The University is required to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled students can fully participate in the education and services provided for students. This means the University may be required to make 'reasonable adjustments'.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance sets out clearly what the legislation means for disabled students in further and higher education. The guidance is an authoritative source of advice for anyone who wants a rigorous analysis of the legislations detail.