This section covers mainly issues that arose under the Disability Discrimination Act. Issues can still go before the courts under the Equality Act but are often settled out of court and cannot be reported on. The out of court settlements will often involve legal fees and payments to the disabled person involved. The payments can take into account the discomfort and embarrassment experienced by the complainant. The isues raised in this section are still generally pertinent.
Compliance with the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and, subsequently, the Equality Act, is decided by court cases. These guidance notes are to give a best guess as to what might help towards avoiding discrimination against people with disabilities. They are compiled from sources, such as Building Regulations (2004) (Part M), Part K of the Building Regulations, British Standard BS:8300, recommendations of the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) and the DDA Code of Practice - Rights of Access - Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises (Code of Practice) that was laid before Parliament on 27th April 1999 and issued in October 1999.
AUDITORS FOR ACCESS ISSUES
FURNITURE FOR REST/DISABLED PERSONS' HOME
LISTED BUILDING - OFFICES ON FIRST FLOOR
PARKING - DISTANCES FROM FACILITIES
PRINTED INFORMATION FOR CLUB MEMBERS
STUDENTS - INFORMATION FOR THEIR STUDYING
SMALL HISTORIC THEATRE
TOILETS IN ENTRANCE LEVELS OF DWELLINGS
DDA OCTOBER 2004 DEADLINE FOR MAKING PREMISES ACCESSIBLE
ACCESS ONTO STAGES
DISCRIMINATORY ATTITUDE IN A TEA ROOM