Disabled Access

Disabled Access

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) is aimed at improving access to business and public buildings for anyone with a disability. The act applies to mangers of public buildings or the operators of any business where the public, clients or staff of other organisations are invited into their place of work. The act requires that such organisations make reasonable alterations to their premises to make access to and moving around their buildings easier for less-abled people.

The range of disability that the act aims to cover is wide. Not only does it seek to help those with physical disabilities, it also aims to help those with impaired senses and learning difficulties.

The solution to improved access need not be expensive. Simple adjustments and creative thinking are the key to improving access on a realistic budget. GNA have extensive experience in providing access solutions to a wide range of clients in the following areas:

  • DDA access audits
  • Design and management of access alterations to existing buildings
  • Designing and management of new buildings with a view to complete mobility for all
  • Reporting on methods to “future proof” access to buildings
  • Advising landlords and tenants in respect of their DDA liabilities.

We can help you establish what is reasonable, and how the Disability Discrimination Act affects your premises, for initial advice we welcome all enquires, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please contact us to discuss your needs or for further information on:

  •  GNA as your Access Auditor
  •  EA 2010 Changes Summary
  •  Client duties under the DDA / EA
  •  Designer duties under the DDA /EA