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Update on disabled accessSubscription
technical & practice: disability briefing The Disability Discrimination Act will force architects and building owners to take provision for the disabled seriously
Fall in line with DDA this autumn The implementation of Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 this month has major implications for architectsSubscription
Accessibility relates both to how buildings are designed and built and also to how they are operated, managed and maintained. The guidance in Part M of the Building Regulations 1999 and in the Department for Education and Employment (dfee) 1997 Constructional Standards is thus outweighed by the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (dda), whether or not construction is taking place.
M is for modificationsSubscription
technical & practice; The new Part M of the Building Regulations will have wide effect in its application to new buildings and other changes