The Disabled Persons Act 1986


This act deals with accessibiliy to premises and adaptations to buildings to cater for persons with mobility problems. It states the premises should have suitable access such as wheelchair ramps, widened doors and obstructive kurbs etc. should be removed. Employers must confirm to standards set by the codes of practise for access or the disabled in buildings (BSI).

This act also applies to public highways. Highway authorities, planning departments and constrution companies should have full regard for the needs of the disabled and blind people. Finally, the act required the secretary of state to report to parliament any proposals for imrovements in access to public highways and buildings commonly used by the public.

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