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Access Audits DDA


I am currently undertaking extensive, standards based accredited training as an Access Auditor. I hope to be able to transfer my other HR and public sector (education) skills alongside my commitment to inclusive practice engage with organisations to embrace diversity in the workplace. I was wondering what the climate is in the world of training and business in terms of the implementation of the act (that has been in place since 1996). I would appreciate any thoughts anyone might have as I am eager to begin to build up a client base as soon as possible, particularly while I am still undertaking the training as it will give me another perspective when asking questions and in discusions in the workshops. I have to complete assessments as well and I'd appreciate throwing some ideas at people regarding some of the assignments ie "benefits to companies of access auditing" etc. Can I say that the training is run by a not for profit inclusive charitable organisation so has my full confidence.
Jane Smith

One Response

  1. Disability Access & DDA 1995
    My generala observation of the accessibility provisions under DDA 1995, is that if training is in place there is a lack of understanding of the very serious issues involved and which affects every aspect of a disabled person’s life, livelihood and contributions to society.

    I am speech impaired and a professional contact suffers with chronic pain resulting from a broken back.

    As a result I conduct all my professional activities by email as the all-time great equaliser.

    I now see disability as extending my expertise in to new areas not anticipated.I am now an authority on the viability of Text to Speech software; accessibility issues in customer services, web-site design and content, communications in the organisation’s interface with disabled people.

    As a disabled person I have a far better perspective of access issues and compliance than the perceptions of able-bodied people.

    I am happy to work with you if that would be of assistance.

    Please feel free to contact me off-line at my email address.

    Wendy Stern
    Freelance researcher


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