DISABLISM AT CAMBRIDGE
Disabled Students' Campaign, 2018
Disability is a ‘protected characteristic’ under the Equality Act (2010). This means it is illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of their disability, and the University is required by law to protect disabled people from discrimination and ensure that reasonable adjustments are put into place to enable you to live and study here. This discrimination is called disablism and can occur in many different ways, such as direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation.
The Disabled Students’ Campaign has produced this document to illustrate how disablism might affect students at Cambridge, but the list is not exhaustive and students may find they experience disablism in other ways.