Providing extra equipment or aids

Multipage Guide

Who is this page for?

  • Employers

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 the disabled person, such as a reader, a sign language interpreter or a support worker.

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

The kind of equipment or aid or service will depend very much on the individual disabled person and the job they are or will be doing or what is involved in the recruitment process. The disabled person themselves may have experience of what they need.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2016

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