The rights of the disabled

The Rights of the Disabled

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 deals with civil rights for disabled people. It gives disabled people a wide-ranging set of legal rights which they can enforce. These rights are designed to prevent the disabled being discriminated against in relation to matters such as:-

  • Access to services and goods
  • Education
  • Employment

Anyone providing goods and services to a disabled person must make reasonable efforts to make those services available in the same way as they are to a disabled person.

For example, if a solicitor’s office is not accessible to someone in a wheelchair, then the solicitor should arrange to call on the client at home and should not charge anything extra for doing so.

We are always happy to visit you at home should you find it difficult to come to see us due to a disability.

If you think you have been discriminated against because of a disability then why not get in touch with us to discuss the rights of the disabled.