From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). However, the Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, all businesses that provide goods and services for example cinemas and shops must make 'reasonable adjustments' for disabled people, such as offering extra help and making changes to the way they provide their services and access.
What is 'reasonable' depends on a range of factors, including the size and type of your business. For example, if you run a large chain of cinemas you will be expected to do more than if you run a small independent local shop.
At R F Blount our aim is not just to comply with current legislation but to meet the real needs of disabled persons in our community. A major consideration on any project, residential or commercial is that throughout the design process the most advanced and latest resources will be factored in if necessary.
We take our role in caring for the community seriously and help our customers through practical recommendations of project design.