Since October 2004, employers and service providers have been required to ensure reasonable endeavour has been taken to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).
Providers of services to the public have a statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access for all.
An access audit is an essential part of the DDA. It is a critique of the accessibility of an environment against established design, guidance and legislative standards. Maguire Fairweather has extensive experience in access audits and design for all types of property, to ensure compliance with DDA.