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Explanatory Memorandum to Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Chapter II of Part III: Further & Higher Education

10.This Chapter places new duties on further education and higher education institutions. The new duties are explained in the commentary on Articles 27 - 33. What follows is an overview of these new provisions:

  • A duty not to treat students with disabilities less favourably, without justification, for a reason which relates to their disability; and

  • A duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that people who have disabilities are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to people who do not have a disability in accessing further and higher education.

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