Why are security manufacturers ignoring the Disability Discrimination Act?


From 2004, door entry and access control systems for buildings occupied by service providers must comply with the requirements of The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995. Issues relating to door entry and electronic access control are discussed. Door entry panels may be mounted at wheelchair height, and in addition panels are available with high colour contrasts, illuminated buttons and tactile marking to assist the visually impaired and blind. Audio and visual indications of the access system status are also available. Manual door opening may be avoided by the use of proximity access control systems which sense the presence of authorised users.

Primary author(s): Munden K

Source: Build.Eng.

             1 December 2003, p.14-15




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