On the 15th December 2016, the phased introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 2006 commences in the Isle of Man. The introduction of this Act means that from this date, it is unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person, by treating him or her less favourably than a person without a disability would be treated, without justification.
The Disability Discrimination Act defines a Disabled Person as someone who:
has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on (their) ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
has had such an impairment in the past
The Disability Discrimination Act 2006 creates the right for any individual defined by the Act as a Disabled Person not to be discriminated against in the provision of goods, facilities and services, including the Isle of Man Tourism Industry.
Annette Burges, Regional Operations Manager of Quality In Tourism (QiT) will be delivering a number of information sessions in October for the Isle of Man Tourism Industry. These sessions will last one hour and will explain how the Act will need to be considered and adopted within the day-to-day operation of the tourism sector. Additionally, Annette will provide guidance and answer any questions you may have regarding the Act and your own business.
Format: 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minute opportunity for Q & A
There will be three sessions on Monday 24th October at the Cherry Tree Suite, Cherry Orchard:
11am – 12 noon
3pm – 4pm
7pm – 8pm
A guide providing further information regarding the Disability Discrimination Act 2006 for small and medium sized businesses is available here