Essential Principles Guide for Built Environment Professionals on creating an accessible and inclusive environment

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The Construction Industry Council has adopted the six principles suggested by the Office for Disability Issues in the Built Environment Professional Education Project Report of Progress1 published in March 2016. This report recommends that all built environment professionals, institutions and related bodies adopt and subscribe to these essential principles for achieving an inclusive environment.

Blue Badge Style

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Blue Badge Style is a guide for less able people, their friends and their families with recommendations on stylish and accessible facilities.

Inclusive Design Awards Judging Guidance

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This guidance aims to assist organisations when judging schemes nominated for awards, in terms of their success in creating an inclusive environment which provides suitable solutions for as many people as possible and it has been produced by the Access Association. The guidance sets out the general principals of inclusive design which schemes should be expected to satisfy.

Inclusive Design in the Built Environment Who do we design for?

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This handbook has been prepared to accompany training delivered on behalf of Welsh Government during 2016. It also provides a resource for anyone seeking to understand more about inclusive design and its application.

Inclusive Hotels Network

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The Inclusive Hotels Network provides guidance and case studies on how access to, and use of, accessible bedrooms can be as inclusive as possible to all guests while also understanding client needs and requirements for a room that can be let to all.

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)

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Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) provides a series of resources for staff and students in relation to inclusive design. The guidance will help understand how to deliver inclusive support services, develop accessible campus environments and make everyone feel welcome in further and higher education institutions.

Lighting for learning – rethinking light in the classroom (VIDEO)

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This project looks at alternative, low-energy ways to light the secondary school classroom to support learning. Based on in-depth user research in London, Hong Kong and Trondheim, Norway, it features a lighting set-up to improve mood and motivation. This guide is written for secondary school teachers and leaders.

Sight Line Designing Better Streets for People with Low Vision

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Sight Line presents how eight people with sight loss experience the urban environment and what could be done to make using our streets safer and more comfortable. It sets out a number of findings and recommendations relevant to designers, architects and policy makers interested in creating vibrant and inclusive streets.

Design for Dementia Improving dining and bedroom environments in care homes

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This publication explores how better product design can improve quality of life for care home residents with dementia. It is aimed at care providers, manufacturers and designers. The design ideas and principles that have been developed are a practical response to challenge of cognitive decline and can be retrofitted to existing care homes as well as applied to new developments.