Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about the DDA are compiled from complaints cases and policy development since the DDA commenced operating in March 1993. FAQs on other disability rights issues including on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are also being added.
FAQs are available for the following subjects:
- What is discrimination?
- What does the DDA cover
- Who is protected
- Reasonable adjustment
- Access to premises
- Assistance animals
- Assistants and carers
- Commonwealth laws and programs
- Compliance with other laws
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Goods, services and facilities
- Local government
- Public transport
For a brief outline of the DDA see our DDA Guide.
For more detailed legal commentary see the DDA chapter of Federal Discrimination Law Online, the Commission's major legal publication .
You may also want to check the decisions page for decisions by the Commissioner, President, Commission or Federal Court in these and other areas.
You may also be interested in the Commission's main FAQ page which gives information on other areas of the Commission s work