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Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design, New York City

Authoritative and comprehensive guide wide-ranging in subject areas, and inspiring, but NYC focussed for the most part. Active Design Guidelines aim to reverse recent poor health trends linked to unhealthy lifestyles, by providing architects and urban designers with a manual for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces.

Published by City of New York, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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I'DGO Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors

Website page with connections to the full archive of a research project at University of Salford ‘SURFACE’ Inclusive Design Research Centre, IDGO (Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors) explored if, and in what way, the ability to get out and about impacts on older people’s quality of life and what barriers...

Published by SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Inclusive Design Toolkit

An online resource that covers topics such as 'What is inclusive design?', 'Why do inclusive design', 'How do I get started' to 'Inclusive design tools' and' User capabilities'. Each section has case studies and downloads to support inclusive design and consultation processes and specific functions. Regularly updated....

Published by Cambridge University & BT (Roger Coleman, John Clarkson, Ian Hosking and Sam Waller), This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford

The website of SURFACE a multi-disciplinary centre forging a joined-up approach to teaching, research and consultancy in inclusive design using the social model of disability, from the planning of the public realm to the detailing of the home, its products and technologies the research page contains many free downloads from...

Published by SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Universal Design E-World Website

UD E-World was developed and is supported by the Centre on Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Centre), University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Universal Design E-World is an interactive community for professionals, educators, and students interested in learning and contributing to the advancement of Universal Design. The...

Published by Universal Design E-World/ University of Buffalo, New York, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people - Code of Practice

Looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities,...

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KIDS Guide: Choosing our words - the power of language

A brief guide to raise awareness about the importance of language. KIDS takes its lead on language from the disabled people's movement and works to the social model and this guide gives examples of the words and phrases which use language that promotes dignity and respect for individuals and supports...

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Strategic Housing for Older People Resource Pack

This resource pack offers an approach to meeting the housing demand and supply challenges and opportunities for an increasingly ageing population. It sets out the evidence and provides a framework and accompanying tools for housing, health and socialcare practitioners to inform and influence their local strategic commissioning, planning and investment...

Published by Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Health and wellbeing impacts of environmental enhancement activities

This theory led systematic review aims to understand:
- What are the health and wellbeing impacts of taking part in environmental enhancement/conservation activities for different groups of people?
- How do these projects achieve these benefits?
- Are there particular impacts on different groups of people?
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Published by Univeristy of Exeter, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Green Spaces Outdoor Environments for Adults with Autism

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...

Published by Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Royal College of Art, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Exploring Sensory Preferences Living Environments for Adults with Autism

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.

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Living in the Community Housing Design for Adults with Autism

This study explored how design could improve living environments for adults with autism, supporting their specific needs and resulting in a better quality of life. Key findings are published for wide readership with particular focus on housing providers, architects and designers involved in the design, refurbishment and development of residential...

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Publicly Accesible Toilets An Inclusive Design Guide

This guide has been developed to consider the needs of people of all ages, abilities and ethnicities. It refers to all toilets that the public can access without having to purchase anything. This includes those in shopping centres, parks and transport hubs, as well as the public toilets and community...

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Design for Dementia Improving dining and bedroom environments in care homes

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...

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