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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...

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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...

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User-friendly waste disposal with emphasis on disability and accessibility, SBI REPORT 326 .

This report tackles problems experienced by persons with disabilities and senior citizens in relation to waste separation and disposal, through user-friendly waste handling and waste disposal, accessible waste bins and containers, design of access routes, layout of the collection points, information on separation and disposal of waste fractions. The aim...

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Youth Participation in Development Summary Guidelines for Development Partners

Explores youth participation in development practice specifically for donor agencies and policy makers and to provide some initial practical guidance for these bodies to work more effectively with young people. The document contains sections such as: Why work with youth, Youth Participation, Policy Frameworks and Case studies of organisational development,...

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Center for Universal Design North Carolina University

The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national information, technical assistance, and research centre that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Their mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance....

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Stratford City Consultative Access Group: Inclusive access and design

Strategic access forum reportage on inclusive access matters relating to the development of the Stratford City project in East London including the London Olympics Athlete’s Village proposals, since February 2006. It has provided the Stratford City development partners and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Planning Decisions Team, as Local Planning...

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BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

Based on government guidance and provides a best practice framework for fire safety. The standard outlines ways to test all aspects of your fire strategy, including easy access to exits, to ensure the safety of people in and around the buildings. This includes how to manage fire safety throughout the...

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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

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BS 5489-1:2013 Code of practice for the design of road lighting. Lighting of road and public amenity areas

Provides specific guidance on selecting lighting classes that will help you design more energy efficient road lighting schemes and gives recommendations for general principles of road lighting including aesthetic, technical aspects, operation and maintenance. This standard considers the design of lighting for all types of highways, public thoroughfares, pedestrian and...

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BS 8233:2014 Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings - Code of Practice

Provides guidance for the control of noise in and around buildings. It applies to the design of new buildings, or refurbished buildings undergoing a change of use, but does not provide guidance on assessing the effects of changes in the external noise levels to occupants of an existing building....

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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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