Disability and Access

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 requires that employers and providers of services do not discriminate against those with disabilities (e.g. impaired mobility, hearing or vision) and require them to make “reasonable adjustments” where necessary. This is particularly important for community centres that are deemed to be service providers and must comply with requirements. An access audit is a key tool for satisfying the requirements that all issues have been addressed and an informed view taken of what may be considered “reasonable adjustment” under the Act.