Designing for disabled children and children with special educational needs

Department for Children, School and Families


Publication date: 2012
Ranking: useful

This document sets out inclusive design principles on individual spaces with technical guidance on building construction, environmental services, furniture, equipment and ICT.

It is not prescriptive, but provides a starting point for authorities, schools and designers to develop solutions to suit local needs.

Please note the recommended area standards should be checked against the latest Departmental guidance on perceived pupil needs, changing practices, legislation and policies.

How to view a copy:
To view this document online please click here

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language

Please write to:
Communications Division
Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street

M1 2WD

Telephone: 0370 000 2288
Typetalk: 18001 0370 000 2288



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