Guide launched to help employers meet DDA obligations

A free guide has been launched to advise companies on disability access and best practice under the revised Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Disability access consultancy Configure has designed the handbook to give companies a better insight into the access auditing process under the revised DDA, which states that every company must make “reasonable adjustments” to accommodate staff with a disability.

The guide offers practical information on how to carry out an access audit, modify premises and provide disability equality training to staff.

From December 2006, the DDA placed a new duty on public authorities to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Disabled people in work earn 10% less on average than their non-disabled colleagues, according to the Disability Rights Commission.

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