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'DED (Disability Equality Duty)'
Disability Equality Duty
The Disability Equality Duty (DED) is a new positive ruling that affects all public sector and public body organisations including secondary schools, local authorities, hospitals, central government departments, colleges, libraries and many more organisations that are run for the benefit of their community. Public bodies must take proactive steps to promote disability equality and create and adopt a Disability Equality Scheme. At the heart of the disability equality duty is the need to involve disabled people from the very outset and not in reflection or reaction to a complaint.