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Direct disability discrimination

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When considering an application from a disabled person or deciding whether a person who has become disabled should be retained or dismissed, it is absolutely vital that schools and colleges should not act on the basis of generalised and stereotypical assumptions, for example about what blind people can or can't do.

This is direct discrimination and will be impossible to justify. The school or college must assess the capabilities of the particular individual and then decide what, if any, reasonable adjustments can be made.

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