Disability Discrimination Act 1995
This Act came into force in October 2004 and Part III places a statutory duty on 'Providers of Goods, Services and Facilities' to ensure that any building to which members of the public have access is accessible to those with a disability.
The Act makes it unlawful for providers of these services to discriminate against people with disabilities.
- Providers of Goods are generally retailers ranging from the corner shop to the largest departmental stores
- Providers of Facilities range from libraries to sporting and leisure facilities
- Provides of Services include banks, restaurants, professional firms and places of worship
The DDA requires the needs of those who are less able to be considered. Use lighting, contrast and sensible heights to ensure ease and benefit of use. Choose the most suitable forms of activation and ensure that safety is not only in line with BS 7036 but suitable to the users and the enviroment of the door.