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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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Building for Everyone series

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland is a government agency which leads on Universal/Inclusive Design in Ireland. The website contains information supporting its principles of universal design including: "Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach" which provides comprehensive best practice guidance on how to design, build and manage...

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KIDS Inclusivity Assessment Tool for Play Spaces

A free self assessment tool built upon the 6 Inclusive Design Principles, taken from the Disability Rights Commission (now the Equality and Human Rights Commission). It is designed to be used as a checklist during the development and design of new or existing play spaces, so that all aspects have...

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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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KIDS Publication : Inclusion by Design

This is the third book in the Play work Inclusion Project (PIP) Guidelines Series. Packed with photos demonstrating good practice in inclusive design. This publication is aimed at planners, designers, parks and leisure officers as well as early years, play and childcare providers who want to ensure that the design...

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KIDS Publication : Everybody's Business

The fourth and final book in the Play work Inclusion Project (PIP) Guidelines Series, ‘Everybody’s Business’, offers all play, leisure and childcare providers practical advice, activities, and ideas on how best to include disabled children in a range of play settings. This publication is the culmination of the Play work Inclusion...

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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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BS 7000-1:2008 Design management systems. Guide to managing innovation

BS 7000-1 gives guidance on managing innovation, specifically the design and development of innovative and competitive products, services and processes. BS 7000-1 helps organizations to plan a significant time into the future: beyond the model currently under development. It applies to those working in manufacturing, process, service and construction industries...

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Dementia and Town Planning Creating better environments for people living with dementia

This practice note gives advice on how good planning can create better environments for people living with dementia. It summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies. The policy context applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the principles of good...

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Poverty, place and inequality Why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality

This report argues that ‘people-based’ approaches on their own are not enough to reduce poverty and inequality. The report sets out how better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility.

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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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