Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
"From the 1st of Oct 2004, organisations that
provide goods and services to the public were required by the
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to ensure that their premises
and services can be accessed by disabled persons."
Frequently asked questions
Q. Who does the Act affect?
A. Everyone who is considered to be a 'Service Provider'.
Q. What duties do service providers
A. Service Providers are required to make reasonable adjustments
to physical features within their premises which may impede access
to Disabled Persons.
Q. What is a Disability?
A. The Disability Rights Commission defines disability as
"a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial
and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out
normal day-to-day activities"
Q. What are Acess Audits?
A. Access audits are now identified in the Code of Practice for
Part III of the DDA as the best tool for the planned improvement
of services and premises. Access auditing involves an inspection
of a building to appraise its accessibility, which is judged against
ALS DDA accessibility services:
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