Access Audits (DDA)
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
It has become unlawful to discriminate against the disabled in the provision of any service to the general public. This therefore affects how a service is provided and includes the physical environment which may stop any disabled person from accessing a building in which a service is provided. Accordingly, it may be necessary to ensure that a building is made as accessible as possible, although this is not the only way of achieving compliance with the Act.
One of the first requirements would be to identify the degree to which the buildings that are occupied by the service provider limit access. RTP Surveyors can provide an access audit to identify the issues which affect accessibility and the ease with which these can be resolved. With this information the service provider can then assess their working practices and identify whether alterations need to be undertaken to the building itself or the way that the service is provided.
We at RTP Surveyors are more than happy to discuss your requirements with you in this regard and identify how best to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.
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