Disability issues for SMEs

Archive of articles and guides on disability legislation and related issues for UK small businesses.


Free help with the DDA

A free service has been launched to help small and medium-sized businesses assess how accessible their premises are for disabled customers, as part of their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.


DDA is irrelevant, say SMEs

With only a month left until the final phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) comes into force, making it compulsory for all businesses to make their premises and services accessible to people with disabilities, many small firms believe the act is irrelevant.


Free advice on DDA obligations

Businesses have until 10 September to access free and confidential advice on their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) on recruiting, employing and managing deaf and hard of hearing staff.


Awards for disability-friendly firms

With only 4 months until major changes to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the second annual Access All Areas Awards have been launched.


Disability and discrimination: know the law

With just over 6 months until disability access laws come into effect, the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is urging businesses to take action now.


Meeting the disabled access law

Although the new law on ensuring disabled access to premises doesn’t come into force for over two and a half years, on 1 October 2004, small businesses need to prepare well in advance to comply with the new rules.

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

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Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.