The Disability Rights Commission
(DRC) was an independent body set up by the British Parliament
to end discrimination against disabled people. The passing of the Equality Act 2006
means that in October 2007 the DRC was replaced by a new Equality and Human Rights Commission
with powers across all equality law (race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age).
The DRC was a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Department for Work and Pensions. Its head office was in Manchester city centre with other offices in central London, Cardiff and Edingburgh.