What does the Disability Discrimination Act mean for you? This course will help you understand the wide-ranging implications of the new legislation.
The Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in 1995, and since then has brought in many new laws and measures aimed at ending the discrimination that many people with disabilities face.
The Act gives disabled people rights in the areas of:
- Access to Goods and Services
- Buying / Renting Property
From 1st October 1999…….
All service providers have had to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people, such as providing extra help or making changes to the way they provide their services. Service providers must:
- Take reasonable steps to change practices, policies or procedures which make it impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to use a service
- Provide auxiliary aids or services which would enable/facilitate disabled people to use a service
Since 1st October 2004…….
Service providers should have made reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access. This must be done by altering, removing or providing a reasonable means of avoiding such physical barriers.
For more information about the DDA including…..
What does the DDA mean to my business?
What are my rights as a disabled person?
How can I make my premises accressible?