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The Right to Participate

This website is part of Disability Rights UK’s Right to Participate project, funded by the Legal Education Foundation. The project aims to increase awareness of the Equality Act, especially the ways it can protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations.

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The Take Action section of this website then contains ‘guided pathways’ through three areas; Education, Employment and Out-and-About.  Following the drop-down menus will take you to information on ways to positively assert your rights in each situation.

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Your story, your way. Tell us your story of discrim­ination.

We’re asking disabled people to share their experiences of discrimination and the steps they’ve taken to challenge it. We want to share your story online to help raise awareness of the Equality Act and help other disabled people feel confident and empowered to take action as well. Take a video or a photo, send an audio file, or write it down – share your story in your own way.

View the stories that have already been shared.

We have created a number of resources, including template complaint letters, a video explaining injunctive relief and an introductory animation to the Equality Act.