A MEETING tonight will discuss vital legislation for disabled people.
Friday sees an important milestone, as Part 3 of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act finally comes into force.
Kirklees Council officers will be talking as part of the discussion at the Disability Rights Network meeting in Batley.
The Act says there is a duty to take reasonable measures to remove physical barriers that make it impossible, or unreasonably difficult, for disabled people to access services.
This includes venues such as workplaces, shops, offices and public buildings.
The Kirklees Disability Rights Network is a charity that works alongside individuals, disability organisations and Kirklees Council.
It has worked hard to try to make sure that disabled people influence decision-makers.
At the meeting, Alison Peaden, from Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services, will talk about its measures to meet the Act and Jon Prashar, of its Human Resource Strategy Unit, will talk on how council services can meet the law.
The meeting is at the Whitfield Centre, Society for the Blind, 180 Soothill Lane at 6.30pm.