The Scottish Government published its response to a consultation on draft guidance on improving access to education, as required by the Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records (Scotland) Act 2002.
Source: Planning Improvements for Disabled Pupils' Access to Education: Consultation report, Scottish Government
Links: Consultation response
The Scottish Government began consultation on proposals to seek powers from the United Kingdom government to enable them to legislate to correct gender imbalance on public boards through mandatory quotas that would ensure a minimum of 40 per cent of women's representation. The consultation would close on 4 July 2014.
Source: Women on Board: Quality through diversity – Scottish Government consultation on the introduction of gender quotas on public boards, Scottish Government
A report said that Scottish schools and local authorities did not adequately plan for the needs of children with disabilities, as required by the Education (Scotland) Act 2002. The report called on the government to be more directive in its guidance, for a greater focus on deliverable strategies, better consultation, and physical changes to school premises to improve accessibility.
Source: Excluded: How Scotland's schools are failing to plan for disabled pupils' needs, Scottish Disability Equality Forum
The Scottish Government published its strategy for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment, following a consultation exercise.
Source: See Hear – A strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland, Scottish Government