About Us

At the Disability Rights Commission we have one key goal: "A society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens".

This page introduces some of the ways in which we may be able to help you. You can follow the links on this page to find out more about the areas that are most relevant to you – and more about us, and what we do.

Our Helpline service and other ways to contact us

If you have a question about how the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 affects you or think you may have experienced discrimination, you can use our helpline  and send us an enquiry form.

You can make other enquiries and send us feedback about this website via the forms on our contact us page. 

Conciliation service and legal strategy

We support an independent Disability Conciliation Service and aim to use our statutory powers to maximum effect.

Advisory groups

Our advisory groups help us make sure disabled people have a proper say in what we do. We have a Learning Disability Action Group and a Mental Health Action Group .

Our plans

Find out about our plans, the background to our work, and how we ensure we adhere to legislation – from racial equality to freedom of information -  on our Corporate plans and information page

Our Commissioners

You can read here about our Commissioners and what they discuss at Commissioners' meetings.

Annual Report

Discover the highlights of our work in the financial year 2005-2006 in our Annual Review and Report.


From time to time we will tender for services to help improve our work.

Jobs at the DRC

Find out about working for the DRC and see if we have any job vacancies

Leadership Strategy

Our Leadership Strategy endeavours to significantly enhance the participation of disabled people in senior positions, having particular regard to community and public life.

Disability Equality Scheme

The Disability Rights Commission’s Disability Equality Scheme sets out how we propose to fulfil the general and specific duties of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.