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The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

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12.—(1) A failure by a public sector body to comply with the accessibility requirement is to be treated as a failure to make a reasonable adjustment.

(2) A failure by a public sector body to provide a satisfactory response to a request to provide information in an accessible format, pursuant to regulation 13(2) (right to request information in an accessible format), is to be treated as a failure to make a reasonable adjustment.

(3) A “failure to make a reasonable adjustment” in this regulation means a failure to make a reasonable adjustment for the purposes of—

(a)sections 20, 21 and 29 of the Equality Act 2010; or

(b)sections 19 to 21 and 21B to 21E of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(1).

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1995 c.50; section 19 was amended by Sch.8 para.9 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c.50), Sch 1 para.12 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006/312 and reg.8 of the Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons or Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2007/1895. Section 20 was amended by Sch.8 para.10 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c.50). Sections 21B to 21E were inserted by art.4 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006/312. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was repealed for England, Wales and Scotland (subject to limited savings for Scotland) by the Equality Act 2010 (c.15).

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