Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) works for social inclusion in Scotland through the removal of barriers to equality and the promotion of independent living for people affected by disability.
We are a membership organisation who represent individuals affected by disability and organisations and groups who share our values. Our aim is to ensure that the voices of people affected by disability are heard and heeded within their own communities and at a national and political level.
SDEF will collect all the responses from our members and write a report. SDEF will give the report to the Scottish Government. SDEF will make sure our members voices are heard.
Please give SDEF your response before Tuesday 22 November 2016. Please accept our apologies for the short notice.
About this consultation
The Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament is considering the Scottish Government proposed budget for the financial year 2017 to 2018. Over the course of its work programme, the Committee will consider many issues regarding equality policy and the various protected characteristics set out under the Equality Act 2010, such as age, gender, sexual orientation and so on.
On this occasion the Committee has decided to focus this call for evidence on the experience of disabled people and the British Sign Language (BSL) users.
Specifically, the Scottish Government would like to hear from disabled people and BSL users in Scotland about their experience applying to a Scottish University, or attending a Scottish University.
The Committee would also welcome input from families, carers, groups or organisation which seeks to promote and support the rights of disabled people and BSL users in Scottish society, as well as anyone else with an interest in the issue.