July 23 2003
Regulations making several amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 have been published and will come into force on October 1 2004. Amendments include:
On April 14 2003 regulations came into force clarifying that people who are certified blind or partially sighted will be deemed disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act. They protect blind and partially sighted people against discrimination in employment, in relation to the supply of goods, facilities and services, in the disposal of premises and in education.
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