Guidance on Accessing Politics

Inclusion Scotland has created the Guidance on Accessing Politics to inform disabled people looking to get involved in politics, and all those who wish to make politics more accessible for disabled people.

The Guidance provides important information on:

  • Removing barriers preventing disabled people from accessing politics and political parties
  • Disabled people’s right to equal treatment and reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010
  • Political representation in Scotland, and how disabled people can find and influence their political representatives
  • The value of disabled people’s lived experiences
  • Running for elected office as a disabled person
  • Support available from Inclusion Scotland, including Access to Politics and the Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland)

We hope this guide is useful to you and we encourage you to get in touch with us with your feedback and for advice and support on your journey. This guide should never be considered ‘complete’ – we hope it will grow and be added to through the benefit of your lived experiences.

The Guidance on Accessing Politics is a comprehensive full text document. It is also available in Large Print, Easy Read, and BSL video versions.

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