Disabilities Discrimination Act (DDA) October 2007
The DDA has been
designed to give disabled people new rights in employment, and access to
goods, facilities and services. Individuals can now take legal steps against
organisations that discriminate, also the Disability Rights Commission
itself may choose to take legal action in extreme cases of discrimination.
The DDA Act applies
All organisations that
provide goods, facilities or services to the public excluding for the Armed
Forces. The act applies to all organisations' irrespective of the size of
premises or number of employees . Since 1st October 2004 all employers have
certain duties to ensure that disabled people are not discriminated against.
One of the duties is to ensure that disabled people are not treated less
favourably than others for any reason relating to their disability unless
this can be justified.
Service providers are
required to make various alterations to enable disabled people to access and
use services as easily as everyone else. Such alterations could be:
Improvements to the physical structure of buildings Adapting interiors
Removing physical barriers Providing an alternative easily accessible
service The law applies, to all service providers.
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solutions that are designed to address requirements of the DDA whilst not
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