Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The second part of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 came into force in October 1999. This entitled everyone to gain access to those services available to the public. This means that people with disabilities are as entitled to enter shops, banks, offices, in fact all public buildings where a service is provided, as those who are not disabled or be provided with the service in some other form.

In 2004 the third part of the Act came into force. This will require owners of public buildings to take all reasonable steps to ensure that their buildings are accessible to all so that the services they provide can be accessed by everyone.