The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force in 1999. The Act makes it unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service to them which it provides to other members of the public.
The DDA states:
“From 1st October 1999 a service provider has to take reasonable steps to change a practice which makes it unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of its services.” For example:
“For people with visual impairments, the range of auxiliary aids or services which it might be reasonable to provide to ensure that services are accessible might include ... accessible websites.”
“For people with hearing disabilities, the range of auxiliary aids or services which it might be reasonable to provide to ensure that services are accessible might include ... accessible websites.”
EmmsIT offer web page and website-wide evaluation for your company. This will help your company to identify areas of weakness in the existing systems used and plan for future development, ensuring that your website does not discriminate against users with a variety of different needs.
We can combine this evaluation with a series of recommendations, enabling you to make good decisions about the development of your site - including the construction of accessible sites appropriate for your need.