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Facilities Report 03: Inclusive Design and Access Statements

This guidance for accessible and inclusive sports facilities aims to set out a framework for designers to follow when faced with challenges such as cost, site constraints, and conflict with governing bodies of sport requirements. This guidance looks at the various definitions of an access statement, explains what might be...

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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.

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BS 9999:2008Fire safety code of practice for the design, management and use of buildings

Typically comprehensive British standards publication; detailed text with useful diagrams covering most scenarios in fire safety code of practice observance for building design, management and use. The standard outlines ways to meet fire safety legislation through a more flexible approach to design. BS 9999:2008 provides a risk-based structure that takes...

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Building Bulletin 100 - Design for Fire Safety in Schools

Authoritative and comprehensive guide. Applies to nursery schools, primary and secondary schools, academies and city technology colleges, special schools and pupil referral units.
The guidance is aimed at designers, fire engineers, building control bodies and fire safety officers. Head teachers, governors, teaching staff and facilities, maintenance staff and fire...

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Changing Places Consortium - Changing Places: the practical guide Approved Document Part B

Complete, authoritative, inspiring- case studies, real people, real challenges, innovative solutions. "Changing Places toilets: the practical Guide to provide readers with practical guidance on the design and management of a CP Changing Places pubic toilet as well as an understanding of why they are needed and who is likely to...

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Department for Health Building Notes (HBNs)

The website gives access to free downloads on all notes as high quality Pdf’s. Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation/extension of existing facilities. They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects...

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Easy Access to Historic Buildings

With a carefully structured methodology covering issues from: Why access matters, Conservation principles and the statutory framework, what is 'Reasonable' & Barriers to access, Making access a reality, to Practical advice and examples, this publication and its sister volume Easy Access to Historic Landscapes takes the reader through a usefully...

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Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Research

This website sets out the ongoing and substantial research program of the HHC. It describes the nature of the inclusive design challenge and unpacks the different areas by which its pioneering work on Inclusive Design is progressing. It contains reference to the research and inclusive design archive including a host...

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Inclusive Design Education Resource

This website resource discusses the definitions and reasons for implementing universal/ inclusive design, then provides an inspiring catalogue of project case studies developed by its 'collaborators' in a variety of design challenges in areas as diverse as information, product design, environmental design, packaging and furniture etc.

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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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ISO/FDIS 23599, 2012, Assistive products for blind and vision-impaired persons – Tactile walking surface indicators ICS 11.180.30

pdf available for CHF 158 The purpose of this International Standard is to create requirements for tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs) for blind or vision-impaired persons. It provides product specifications for TWSIs and recommendations for their installation in order to assist in the safe and independent mobility of blind or...

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NBS Standard, Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions 6 _ Stairs

Website with access to free download publication providing design guidance to assist early decision making regarding selection and design of internal stairways to be used in schools. Provides the minimum standards for performance and quality, standardises dimensions and designs and enables correct maintenance, repair and replacement of internal stairway components...

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Inclusive Design Standards

Authoritative and helpful publication. Inclusive Design Standards have been set out in four key parts, broadly meeting the challenges of the Park and its development, but in so doing covering a broad spectrum of issues: public realm, residential developments, public buildings (including venues) and venues – spectator and participant
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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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Wheelchair Housing Design Guide by Habinteg

The wheelchair housing design guide: provides design details and good practice examples which take account of current guidelines and regulations, promotes the long term cost and other benefits of designing to wheelchair accessibility standards. It reflects and promotes the values and principles of the existing strategies for social inclusion, the...

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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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