The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 requires all services providers and employers to remove all physical barriers to their services facilities which are accessible to the public. By 1st October 2004 all service providers must have made “reasonable” adjustments to the physical features of their premises. In fact, any premises which are open to the public must be able to prove that they have taken reasonable steps to meet the requirements of the Act.
A popular misconception is that the Disability Discrimination Act Part III covers only physical wheelchair access to your ‘premises. This is not so: – It covers all forms of access to goods and services, including provision of access for the partially sighted (such as assistance with form filling, signing of documents) wheelchair access, those with impaired hearing or vision, physical disabilities such as arthritis and those with learning difficulties, to name but a few.
Anglia Building Surveying offer a full Disability Audit and Design Consultancy, in partnership with our colleagues at Accessible Designs. Our DDA specialists will undertake detailed Access Audits to assess your premises and make recommendations for any necessary modifications, such as new access ramps, where these may be required.
Naturally we will take care of all Planning, Building Regulations and other Statutory Requirements, allowing you to continue running your business smoothly and without disruption during the entire process.
Anglia Building Surveying and Accessible Designs are specialists in a wide variety of Disability Audit and Design services. We have experience with many different building types, including offices, shops, leisure facilities and care homes, to name but a few. This is just one of the reasons why we are retained by such a wide variety of clients, with an equally wide variety of building types and property needs.
Whatever your requirements, we will be happy to listen, and ensure that the result is exactly what you want it to be.