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Although we have all grown used to the DDA providing protection against disability discrimination, the current law in this area is the Equality Act 2010, which brings together various different pieces of anti-discrimination legislation.
This part of the site looks at good design practice and products to help businesses ensure that they are being fair to disabled customers and staff. It is a legal requirement to make “reasonable adjustments” to physical features of your premises to remove barriers that prevent disabled people from accessing your services.
For interest, the Equality Act 2010 covers all these areas:
• age
• disability
• gender reassignment, which covers transsexual people
• marriage and civil partnership
• pregnancy and maternity
• race, which includes ethnic or national origins, colour and nationality
• religion or belief
• sex
• sexual orientation
Click for more details about the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
The Independent Living disabled access area covers:
Access Audits which enable you to find out how accessible your business is
Accessibility for people with mobility problems
Sensory Impairments
Learning Disabilities and cognitive impairments
Impaired Dexterity

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Carrie-Ann Lightley talks Cateys!

Q & A on the Cateys

Feb 14, 2017

The lowdown on Cateys, the hospitality industry awards Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All UK, answers IL’s questions about the awards, and in particular the accessibility category. 1. For those […]

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JAM Card and App

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Rail services to be more accessible

Feb 07, 2017

Transport Minister tells rail companies to make improvements Largely thanks to the heroic example of Paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike who spoke publicly about the humiliation and distress of being […]

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DWP and the Postal Service

Benefit claim forms lost in transit There was a question posed in our Facebook group last week, concerning communications with the DWP. Essentially, about PIP claim forms being sent by […]

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Flying with a disability

Mar 21, 2017

Open Day for Passengers with reduced mobility Coming up on 4 April, a free event at Milton Keynes Conference Centre for any would-be travellers with a disability, who are concerned […]

Disability access champions required

Championing the Purple Pound

Feb 28, 2017

Business sector champions announced An experiment designed to improve the accessibility of businesses, and enable different business sectors to tap into the “purple pound”. The first slew of champions has […]