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The Disablity Discrimination Act

The Disablity Discrimination Act

Introducing our Window Film Solution: Enhancing Accessibility and Compliance

Our window film solution not only provides a stylish and functional addition to your glass entrance doors and glazed screens but also ensures compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The DDA is a vital piece of legislation that promotes civil rights for disabled individuals and protects them from discrimination, particularly in relation to glass and glazing hazards.

At its core, the DDA aims to create an inclusive society where disabled individuals have equal access to goods, services, and facilities. When it comes to glass entrance doors and glazed screens, the DDA sets specific requirements to ensure the safety and accessibility of these areas for all individuals, including those with disabilities.

DDA regulations diagram

DDA regulations diagram

Our window film solution is designed to help you meet these requirements effortlessly. Let’s take a closer look at how our window film addresses the DDA guidelines:

Clear Visibility: The DDA emphasizes the importance of distinguishing glass entrance doors, particularly when they are within a glazed screen and whether they are open or shut. Our window film enhances visibility, allowing individuals with visual impairments to easily identify the presence of doors and navigate the area safely. By applying our film, you ensure that your premises are inclusive and accessible to all.

Contrast and Clarity: To accommodate individuals with varying levels of visual acuity, the DDA specifies that manifestation should offer clear contrasting visibility against the background in all weather and lighting conditions. Our window film provides precisely that. With its high-quality materials and customizable designs, it ensures that glass doors are clearly perceptible, minimizing the risk of accidents or collisions.

Optimal Placement: The DDA recommends that manifestation should be located between 850mm – 1000mm and 1400mm – 1600mm. Our window film is expertly installed within these height ranges, creating 150mm high bands that adhere to DDA guidelines. These bands can be designed as solid bands, decorative features, or split bands of 50mm each, allowing for customization while maintaining compliance. By adhering to these specifications, you create a welcoming environment where individuals can easily navigate and access your premises.

Enhanced Safety: For glass doors that can remain open, the DDA stresses the importance of clearly distinguishing the leading edge and protecting it from becoming a collision hazard. Our window film aids in this aspect as well. By applying our film to the leading edge, you ensure it is clearly visible and can even incorporate additional guarding measures for added safety. This attention to detail demonstrates your commitment to providing a secure and accessible space for everyone.

By choosing our window film solution, you not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space but also prioritize accessibility and compliance with the DDA. Our film helps you meet the requirements while creating an inclusive environment where all individuals, regardless of their abilities, feel welcome. Join countless satisfied customers who have successfully met the DDA guidelines, ensuring equal access and promoting a truly inclusive society.

Solartek Films Ltd can install manifestations of all shapes and colours to comply with these regulations.

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