The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The DDA places a duty on all employers, service providers and educational establishments not to discriminate against a person because of their disability.

Where a physical feature, such as a staircase presents a barrier to a disabled person the options are to remove the feature, to alter it, to provide a reasonable means of avoiding it or to find a reasonable method of providing that service by other means.

The DDA is based not on compliance, but on reasonable provision in respect of the physical environment.

Further advice about the DDA can be found at Access Consultancy or by contacting Access Etc. offices