The Sim-Versity project has adopted The Equality Act (2010) legislation as a framework in terms of equality. Whilst this legislation stems from the UK, it has global significance. This framework classifies the following attributes: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation as protected characteristics. The following groups: gender, age, disability and ethnicity have been used an arbitrary means to organize all the above protected characteristic groups. By no means is this an alternative classification or grouping of the protected characteristic and cross cutting issues will be present across all groups.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010), Higher Education Providers Guidance http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/educa… (accessed on 10 May 2018)