The three main legislation’s that effect accessibility in FE colleges in the UK are the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (1995), the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) (2001) and the Disability Equality Duty (DED) (2006).The DED requires FE and HE institutions to have a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) which as been written with involvement by disabled people. Disability issies are also covered as part of the governments Equality Bill
Lancaster University has a Disability Equality Scheme as a requirement of the DED (2006). It also has a disability policy which is part of a wider range of policies relating to equality. The university also has a policy for writing accessible websites requiring websites to meet standards set by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.