Relevant definition of "disabled person"
This definition is taken from section 31F (2) of the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014.
“Disabled person” means a person who has a physical or mental impairment which prevents the person from enjoying a copyright work to the same degree as a person who does not have that impairment, and “disability” is to be construed accordingly.
Any individual who falls under the above definition may be eligible to access downloaded items from UK education collection.
This definition is broader in scope than the previous legislation and includes, but is not limited to:
|Persons who are blind or who have an impairment of visual function which cannot be improved, by the use of corrective lenses, to a level that would normally be acceptable for reading without a special level or kind of light.|
|Persons who are unable to effectively read print due to dyslexia or other cognitive learning disabilities such as Autism or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).|
|Persons who are unable to, through physical disability, hold or manipulate a book, or who are unable to focus or move their eyes to the extent that would normally be acceptable for reading.|
Other qualifying disabilities
Persons who are unable to effectively read print due to a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes any significant impairment of intelligence and/or social functioning.
English as an Additional Language and low literacy levels are not classed as print-disabilities. These learners would need to have a print-disability as outlined above, to be able to benefit from the accessible resources on UK education collection.