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Disability Compliance Specialists (DCS) is a trading name of All Utilities Ltd and has been set up to help service providers comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Disability Equality Duty (DED) which has now been incorporated into the Equalities Duty.

The two acts are designed to make service providers take disabled people into account within their day to day activities and plans. DCS aims to help service providers to do this by providing a one stop shop for all their needs whether it is by providing:-

 Disability access audits,
 access consultancy,

DDA Design/Access statements,
disability awareness training,
W3C and PAS78 websites,
disability equipment,
access solutions or
building Doc M and DDA compliant ramps and toilets etc.

DCS has formed working relationships with other companies in order to bring you some unique products that will prove invaluable in complying with the DDA and DED. DCS believes in helping business helping the disabled and is an accredited member of the ABA star-rating scheme. 

Below are extracts from the DDA and Equalities Duty.

Meeting the requirements of the DDA:

The DDA became law in December 1996. The following is a direct lift from
 the Code of Practice issued in 1999:

  • Since 2nd December 1996, it has been unlawful for service providers to treat disabled people less favourably for a reason related to their disability;
  • From 1st October 1999 service providers have to make “reasonable adjustments” for disabled people, such as providing extra help or making changes to the way they provide their services; and
  • From 2004, service providers have to make “reasonable adjustments” to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.”
    “A service provider may have to:
  • change a practice, policy or procedure, which makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of services.
  • provide a reasonable alternative method of making services available to disabled people where a physical feature makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of them.
  • provide an auxiliary aid or service if it would enable (or make it easier for) disabled people to make use of services.                                                                                                                               

The Equalities Duty requires authorities to:

  • promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons
  • eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the Act
  • eliminate harassment of disabled persons that is related to their disabilities
  • promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons
  • encourage participation by disabled persons in public life;and
  • take steps to take account of disabled persons' disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled persons more favourably than other persons.

Free E. Book Download:-

The Disability Compliance Specialists Access Guide to Consultation and Involvement in a Disability Equality Scheme PDF 332 KB (Opens in a new window)