Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment

House of Commons Select Committee: Women and Equalities

Building for Equality: Disability and the Built EnvironmentSelect committee logo

Publication date: 2017
Ranking: essential

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The report sets out the Select Committee’s findings and recommendations on the state of access for disabled people in the UK. In their words:

“All too often, disabled people find their lives needlessly restricted by features of the built environment. Many workplaces and service premises are inaccessible, there is very little choice of where to live, and the public spaces through which people need to move can be prohibitively excluding. Together these factors constitute an unacceptable diminution of quality of life and equality.”

There are four recommendations which can be found here.

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