The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places responsibility on the owners of public and commercial buildings to make them accessible to any disabled people wishing to use them. However, the requirements of the Act are often misunderstood, both by the owners of buildings, and by those seeking disabled access.
In October 2004, part III of the DDA came into effect. It requires "reasonable adjustments" to be made to buildings so that people with any form of disability can enter or leave without help.
The law requires you to make 'reasonable' adjustment, and very often these can be achieved with minimal expenditure. The long experience of the Access Consultancy in dealing with buildings that are difficult to access means that we can provide you with a detailed and cost-effective report on those changes that will ensure you comply with the law.
If you are a building owner or agent, contact the Access Consultancy direct for this service.
Please note: We do not provide advice to individuals wishing to challenge provision.