The Equality Act - replacing the The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
The DDA legislation came into full force in October 2004 and affected almost
all businesses and services.
The DDA and the many associated regulations, standards and advisory documents aimed to remove discrimination and improve disabled peoples'
access to goods and services. It covered such things as shops, restaurants, hotels and, from 2006, even some private clubs.
In 2010, the DDA was replaced by the Equality Act
which consolidated a range of
equality legislation e.g. that covering race and gender, into one Act. In terms of disability discrimination, the new Act strengthened the requirements on businesses.
Enhancing disability access helps the elderly too
Elderly people may face the same discrimination as disabled people when trying to access services. Movement, eyesight, hearing can all deteriorate
with increasing age.
Making a service more attractive
to the elderly creates a business opportunity with a large and growing part of the community.
Here you'll find information on legislation, a practical HealthCheck and what this all really means for your business.
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Businesses who want to address the social issues relating to discrimination against
disabled and elderly people get practical help through AccessOK.
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how AccessOK and its Access HealthCheck can help you audit your business.
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