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Disabilities & Discriminations Act
Disabilities Discrimination Act (DDA) and Controlled Access Systems
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 to:
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 . 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.
How can we help?
We can tailor solutions that are designed to address requirements of the DDA whilst not compromising the effectiveness of your security systems. To request a quotation, site survey or further information on products, or services please contact us direct or complete our on line Enquiry Form.
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