Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Compliant

dda compliant

DSS’ experienced staff will help you determine the best and most cost-effective solution to ensure your premises are DDA compliant and fully accessible. Improved accessibility also helps those who are not disabled, but could benfefit from an assisted entrance such as parents with children, shoppers, and those who simply need a little more assistance due to arthritis and other ailments.

DSS has a comprehensive range of products and ancillary devices to suit almost all entrances. Where there is a requirement to design a bespoke solution to meet DDA requirements, we will work with designers and specifiers to achieve the best solution using distinctive doors.

The Disability Discrimination Act 2004 (DDA)

The DDA states that reasonable provision shall be made to ensure that buildings are accessible and usable by all those who could be expected to use the buildings.

Who does it effect and how?

The DDA affects both the design of new buildings as well as existing buildings being used in the provision of goods, facilities and services. If your organisation or business does not address access issues in and around a building, the implications can be far reaching. You can be brought to task by the local authority, a visitor or even by an employee.

At what cost, lost revenue?

At present in the UK there are 8.6 million people registered as disabled and 10 million people over the age of 64. It has been estimated that businesses could be losing as much as £50 billion per year from lost custom.

For a small cost, this obstacle to potential customers can be removed, allowing easy access for all whilst ensuring you are fully DDA compliant.

For further advice regarding the DDA you may wish to visit:

www.disability.gov.uk/dda

www.drc-gb.org

 

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