Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Compliance in Schools (Wheelchair Accessibility)
"The DDA addresses the issue of discrimination against disabled persons both in their workplace and in the way they are able to interact with their environment on a day-to-day basis. Since 1995, the Act has been brought into effect in a series of stages.
Since September 2002, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA), came into force and extends DDA rights and duties to the majority of educational establishments such as schools and colleges. It necessarily follows that Headteachers, School Management Teams and Premises Management Teams must examine their services and facilities to ensure their schools are made fully accessible to disabled people as much as reasonably possible."
The task of ensuring your school complies with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA) can sometimes seem daunting; establishing what constitutes "reasonable adjustments" and if adjustments do need to be made, what products are going to offer the most appropriate solution to provide equal opportunities.
Bentley Fielden Ltd have worked with many schools over the years, offering specialist advice and a wide range of inclusive wheelchair access solutions, we will listen to your 'access issue' and advise you exactly what product will best suit your needs. If we don't have an appropriate solution we will endeavour to come up with a bespoke solution.
From access to stages for school ceremonies and performances to negotiating both internal and external sets of stairs we have the right product for you, be this in the form of a portable wheelchair lift (Mobilift) or in the form of one of our vast range of ramps and as all our products are designed to be portable they can be stored out of the way until the need to use arises.
If you have any current access issues that you would like us to advise you on, please feel free to call one of our knowledgeable team for advice on 01706 815175 or e-mail us at email@example.com.