Disability Awareness. Aims and Objectives. Aims and Objectives Aims To raise awareness of: issues faced by disabled people/employees/customers and general public Responsibilities and issues for employers appropriate legislation Objectives
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Aims and Objectives
To raise awareness of:
issues faced by disabled people/employees/customers and general public
Responsibilities and issues for employers appropriate legislation
To begin to look at barriers that disabled people face in their day to day lives
To start to look at the effect of Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
To begin to have a better understanding of employers responsibilities and the rights of the disabled employee
To start to gain a better understanding of "Access to Goods and Services Part 3" of the DDA.
To increase our knowledge of Access To Work and the adaptive technology and support available
A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities
Definition of Disability as defined by DDA
Aim - End the discrimination that many disabled people face.
It is unlawful to discriminate by:
providing a service on worse terms
providing a lower standard of service
refusing to serve someone
refusing to make a reasonable adjustment
The access to work program helps to remove the practical barriers that disabled people can face at work.
This can be done by a variety of means
Handouts Access to work
The purpose of the Disability Information Bureau is to provide an information service for disabled people and any other person interested in disability related issues.
Disability Information Bureau
Tel. 01625 501759