Trainning on "Dementia and Town Planning"

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A online learning tool to help town planners understand their role in creating better environments for people living with dementia, launched by the RTPI.

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.

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.

Designing Everyday Activities Living Environments for Adults with Autism

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This research investigates both the challenges and opportunities inherent in daily tasks and their related objects for those with atypical sensory sensitivities. It proposes strategies to identify incentives and disincentives for each individual and suggesting some modifications to familiar designs, it shows how daunting tasks may be transformed into enjoyable activities or even valuable educational experiences for adults with autism.

Exploring Sensory Preferences Living Environments for Adults with Autism

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This publication describes a design-led approach to helping adults with autism play a more active role in expressing their sensory preferences. It offers guidance on creating sensory spaces within the home and developing skills in understanding sensory challenges and making sensory props for families, designers and service providers.

Green Spaces Outdoor Environments for Adults with Autism

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This publication describes how design can create beneficial green spaces for adults with autism to enjoy being out in the garden, while at the same time anticipating and managing the inevitable challenges of the unpredictable outdoors. It looks in particular at leisure, occupation and exercise activities, offering design guidance on how to create green spaces that will enrich individual lives.

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