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Disability, know your rights

There are laws that protect you from being treated less fairly than people without a disability. Understanding your rights and the adjustments you can expect from school, college, university and employers is important. It will give you, and those helping you, the confidence to plan ahead and get the help you need.

See the Advice Guide on the Citizens Advice website for a summary of what disability discrimination means and what to do if you've been discriminated against.

See also Education rights for disabled people on GOV.UK.

You can contact the Equality and Human Rights Commission for advice and information about disability discrimination and what employers, schools, colleges and service providers such as shops must do.

You can also contact the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) on 0808 800 0082 or textphone 0808 800 0084.

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