The government wants to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly in a lot more ways. This Act

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The government wants to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly in a lot more ways. This Act illustrates a disabled person as anyone with physical or mental impairment which has big and long-term adverse impact upon their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. For people who with disabilities this act makes it unlawful for them to be discriminated against. It can be for employment, access to good facilities and services, management, buying or renting of land and property and education and related services. The Disability Discrimination Act provides disabled people important rights of access to health and social service such as doctor’s surgeries, dental surgeries, hospitals and mobile screening units. The…show more content…
For example, approaching someone who is difficult of hearing directly rather calling his or her name in the watching area, providing an alternative service where the usual service location is not available. For example, if someone has difficulty walking, arranging for a GP to see them in a place that involves less walking or arranging to provide the service from available premises. This Act encourages employers and employees to work together to break away from rigid employment practices to find out what adjustments and help might be needed and find flexible ways of working that may benefit the whole workforce. This Act explains discrimination in a number of ways and outlines four specific types of discrimination such as direct discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, disability related discrimination and victimization. The Disability Discrimination Act is in place to protect disabled people against discrimination both in employment and when using a service or facility. For example, disabled people should have the same opportunities in work or learning places such as schools, colleges or universities. In other places like shops and banks, and to also ensure that they are treated fairly when they go somewhere to eat or drink such as restaurants or pubs. This Act applies to the public sector, to promote equality of opportunities for disabled people and to reduce discrimination. It includes people with HIV. The Disability Discrimination Act

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