5: Applying equality practice

This chapter considers how to utilise equality and human rights concepts in practice.  It discussed accessibility considerations in relation to premises and event. It also considers equality in relation to employment and volunteering, including recruitment, retention, promotion and training.  The chapter also considers issues of equality in relation to procurement, both from the perspective of procuring services but also in relation to bidding for and delivering services.

The training programme also supported participants to develop an equalities action plan and to conduct an accessibility audit.

Applying equality in practice

By using a mainstreaming approach equality issues and concepts link in to most activities.

Some areas where this is particularly relevant are:

Organising accessible “events”

Employment & Volunteering


Your Equalities Toolkit

Your equalities toolkit can assist you to apply equalities in practice:

Your equalities toolkit

Further Resources

Sample Equal Opportunities Policy

Sample Job Application Form

Sample Monitoring Form (employment)

Sample Monitoring Form (training / events)

Procurement and Partnership Working: Briefing

External Links:

Scottish Accessible Information Forum

  • SAIF Making Email Accessible Poster PDF document
  • SAIF Making Information Accessible Poster PDF document
  • SAIF Making websites accessible poster PDF document
  • SAIF Making Word documents accessible PDF document
  • SAIF making electronic communication accessible PDF document
  • SAIF Advice and Information Standards PDF document
  • SAIF Barrier Free Information
    Access to all of the above from http://www.saifscotland.org.uk/publications/publicat.htm


Employers Forum on Age (EFA)

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)


Equal Opportunities Commission (now part of the Equality and Human Rights Commission)

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