The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced some guidance for public authorities that advises on reviewing and republishing their Disability Equality Schemes (DES). All public authorities have a duty to prepare and publish a DES, and must review and publish a revised scheme every three years.
Revising a DES is important, as it gives public authorities an opportunity to:
set out their new disability priorities for the following three years, taking into account the information they have gathered and any relevant changes to their business
produce a new action plan to deliver these priorities
ensure that the document is up to date and relevant to their business
The information in this guidance document should be used in conjunction with the Disability Equality Duty Code of Practice.