EOC's Code of Practice on Education Effective Today
The Equal Opportunities Commission's Code of Practice on Education under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance comes into operation today (Friday, July 6, 2001), after the Legislative Council passed a resolution to amend the proposed COP. The resolution was published in the government gazette today.
Copies of the Code will be available on July 16, 2001 (Monday). Members of the public will be able to obtain free copies from the District Offices and the Equal Opportunities Commission at Unit 2002, 20/F., Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai. The Code of Practice can also be downloaded from the EOC website http://www.eoc.org.hk. For enquiries, please call the EOC Hotline 2511-8211.
The Commission has issued the Code of Practice on Education under S65(2) of the Disability Discrimination Ordinance in order to assist educational establishments in fulfilling the requirements of the DDO. The DDO was enacted in 1996 to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal opportunities in various areas including education. The Code will also enable persons with disabilities, their parents and associates to understand their rights and responsibilities in the field of education as set out in the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.
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