Providing extra equipment, aids or services

Multipage Guide

Who is this page for?

  • Employees

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • England


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    • Scotland


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    • Wales


The third requirement of the duty involves providing extra equipment - which equality law calls auxiliary aids - and auxiliary services, where someone else is used to assist you, such as a reader, a sign language interpreter or a support worker. 

This means an employer may need to provide some extra equipment, auxiliary aids or services for you if you work for them or apply for a job with them.

An auxiliary aid or service may make it easier for you to do your job or to participate in an interview or selection process. So the employer should consider whether it is reasonable to provide this.

The kind of equipment or aid will depend very much on:

  • you as an individual disabled person and
  • the job you are or will be doing or what is involved in the recruitment process.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2016

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