2. Rights and the Disability Act 2006


The Disability Act is one of the laws that helps to make sure people with a disability are treated exactly the same as everyone else. For example, workers should treat people with a disability well.

The Act also states that people with a disability have responsibilities as well. For example, people with a disability should treat workers well.

For more information about rights click on the following links:

The Disability Advocacy Resource Unit or DARU has a list of advocacy organisations that can help people speak up for their rights. Click on the following link:

The Self Advocacy Resource Unit or SARU has a list of self advocacy groups and lots of information about rights. Click on the following link:

Non-plain English version here:

Rights and the Act (pdf)

Rights and the Act (Word doc)