Free DDA assessment for venues

Venues will benefit from the launch of a free service that helps them to meet part of their legal obligations to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), while opening their doors to millions of people with specific access needs. Access Assessment has been created by the Nationwide Access Register in partnership with RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) and helps venues meet their legal obligations and provide better facilities for disabled people by providing guidelines they can use to review their own access and facilities. Venues registering for the service – accessed online at directenquiries.com – can identify areas where access needs improvement along with the possible costs and timescales. The website’s Action Plan also includes advice on simple changes that can be made to improve access to goods and services at no cost. directenquiries.com chief executive Grant Kennedy said: “Many venues believe that it is too costly to make changes, or too expensive to audit. A lack of understanding has driven many to simply ignore the whole issue, unaware that not everything involves cost. Our free Access Assessment offers a cost-effective way to move forward. Providing better access to premises and communicating with disabled people is not only a legal obligation but makes good business sense.” The Disability Rights Commission has backed directenquiries.com and chairman Bert Massie said: “The DRC is delighted that a service such as directenquiries.com exists, as it helps to give disabled people more choice and at the same time assists businesses both large and small to meet part of their legal obligations. Just as importantly, it helps service providers to attract more business from the 10m disabled adults that spend £80bn per year in the UK.”

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