Address: London, WC1X 9LWDescription :
Clients in existing premises, or those intending to move to new premises, are often advised to carry out an access audit to help meet their duties under the Equality Act 2010.
National Disability Authority
Address: Dublin, D04 E409Description :
The National Disability Authority (NDA), is the independent statutory body that provides information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities.
Building Control Services
Address: Staffordshire, ST4 8LJDescription :
We are Building Control experts, Approved Inspectors, providing nationwide Building Regulation standards without the hassle!
Address: Manchester, M28 2LYDescription :
Disabled Living is a registered charity which was established in 1897. We are a leading organisation which provide impartial information and advice about equipment and services for disabled individuals, their families and carers.
Disability Access Auditors Uk
Address: Canterbury, TN4 8ASDescription :
Our Access Auditors are fully trained Occupational Therapists and normally have at least 10 years' experience of working in the fields of disability, access and construction.
Managing a Healthy Built Environment
Address: Newry, BT35 7NHDescription :
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 has phased the implementation requirements to encourage inclusivity in the workplaces and areas of service provision.
National Register Access Consultants
Address: London, WC1E 7BTDescription :
The NRAC is purely a register and does not offer advice to organisations. It does not campaign or advocate, however, the NRAC does assist government departments and professional bodies when requested.
Evans Jones Nationwide Coverage
Address: Gloucestershire, GL50 3PQDescription :
Our Access Audits then assess what is reasonable for you to do, as is required by the Equality Act 2010 (which supersedes the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).
Disability Access Auditors
An access audit, also known as a DDA audit or Disabled Access Audit, is a process where a qualified expert will assess a building, business, environment or service to establish how accessible it really is.
Disabled Access Auditors will assess key functions and features against best practice guidelines for accessibility in the relevant areas. For example, an access auditor may conduct an assessment of local business and look at structural factors like the entranceway and width of hallways to establish whether a wheelchair user could easily access the building.
To meet the requirements set out in the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act 2010, most businesses will need to have a disability access audit of their workspace. All businesses must meet the minimum DDA standards, but most disability access auditors will recommend steps you can take to improve accessibility even further.
Access auditors will look at a variety of elements including approach and car park, entrances, reception areas, corridors and doorways, lifts and stairs, signage, toilets, and the accessibility of emergency exits among others.
As well as access audits for businesses and buildings, you can also find Website Audits, Communications Audits and Policy/Procedure audits.
The cost of access audits will vary dramatically depending on the circumstances so it’s difficult to give an approximate price for the service, but broadly speaking audit costs can range from a couple hundred to a few thousand pounds.