Last updated March 15, 2024

This DDA compliance training is a one-to-one online training course, aimed at helping learners understand DDA compliance legislation and what issues are involved with access.

Also known as: Disability access audit training, accessible audits, dda audits.

Why Is DDA Compliance Training Useful?

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places a duty on employers and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to allow people with disabilities to carry out their job, or access facilities, without being discriminated against.

As a result, it is important to train staff on how to make these reasonable adjustments. This one-to-one e-learning course focuses specifically on the accessibility of facilities.

Who Is the DDA Compliance Training for?

This is a course for individuals who are looking to either become a DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) auditor or compliance officer or for anyone in charge of their company’s disabilities and accessibility planning and management.

This course will provide an understanding of the requirements of disability access, suitable ways to make acceptable changes, and to understand the laws.


Once you gain access to the course, you can log in as often as you want and there are no time limits.

So, you can take as long or as little as you need to go through the course and you will be able to access it indefinitely. Also, some materials from the course are downloadable for you to save as your files.

Course Outline and Objectives

Making locations accessible for all user types, is not only ethically right but is also a legal requirement under the Disability Discrimination Act (UK) and related laws in other countries worldwide.

This course provides a foundation for understanding the laws and for understanding ways to improve accessibility for disabled users.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

✔ Identify the legal requirements for providing accessible locations.

✔  Have an appreciation of different techniques for making improvements (many of which can be inexpensive and quite simple solutions).

✔ Discuss the concept of reasonable adjustments.

✔  Complete a full DDA audit of any location.

✔  Appreciate the problems that disabled users can have in terms of accessibility.

✔  Outline general principles of inclusivity.

Delivery Method

This DDA compliance training uses an online platform. All material is online and accessible via a login.

The course includes videos and downloadable PDFs.

Topics that will be Covered to Include

Why the Equality Act and DDA Compliance is Important

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Equality Act 2010
  • The laws – what is reasonable adjustment?
  • Ethical considerations
  • Safety

Making Buildings Compliant

  • Approach and parking areas
  • Level changes.
  • Horizontal movement
  • Vertical movement
  • Doors
  • Toilets
  • Fixtures and fittings


  • Website compliance
  • General communications

Getting Started

  • How to audit a location.
  • Where to focus and incorporate budgets.

Who Is the Author of This Course?

The author of our DDA compliance training is Dr Paul Symonds, one of the founders of Symonds Training & Research. Paul has a Ph.D. in wayfinding and has experience in wayfinding audits, which include accessibility.


  • £25

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A Trainer Package Is Also Available

In addition to the online course, we also have a DDA trainers’ package with training materials and courseware available.

Click here for the DDA Accessibility Training package

Read more about DDA accessibility training:

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