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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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BS 7000-6:2005 Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide

British Standard 7000-6 provides the guidelines for adoption of an inclusive approach to the design of products and services. It provides guidance at both organization and project levels for the manufacturing, process, service and construction industries, as well as the public and voluntary sectors. It is aimed at those in...

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Inclusive Design: creating a user’s world

This teaching package consists of a DVD, which explores the nature of inclusive design processes by using live examples of architectural projects as a basis for discussion, and accompanying notes for tutors. The role and relationship of the architects, the client, the user advisors, access consultants, and other members of...

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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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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...

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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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Inclusive Design Awards Judging Guidance

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...

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