Government publishes revised disability guidance

The Government has published draft guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.

Existing guidance was produced under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the updated guidance reflects the revised definition of disability in the Equality Act 2010.

Section 6 of the Equality Act provides that a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The guidance has been laid before Parliament and is expected to come into force on 1 May 2011.

The guidance can be found on the Office for Disability Issues website.

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