Occupant/Visitor With A Disability

Occupant/Visitor With A Disability

Occupant/Visitor With A Disability is a person who requires–


(a) more time or different forms of communication, compared with other occupants, to
respond to an emergency; or


(b) assistance to respond to an emergency or evacuate from a facility.


For further information see Clause 4.2.11.

NOTES:
1. The definition above is taken from the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).
2. ‘Disability’ includes but is not limited to the meaning given in Section 4.(1), sub-sections (a) to (h) for ‘Disability’, within the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).
3. ‘Occupant/visitor with a disability’ also includes an associate of a person with a disability as defined in the DDA, or a companion animal.

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