Consultation with Deaf and disabled people

Interior Architecture and Design, University of Brighton

Making Discursive Spaces

Publication date: 2008
Ranking: useful

This project and website explored new ways of developing more effective consultation methods.

In their words:

“Making Discursive Spaces hopes to open up disability and architectural design beyond the limitations of the current language of accessibility, with its emphasis on technical solutions of platform lifts and ramps; and beyond the conventional assumptions that frame disability in ways that people with disabilities themselves do not recognise.

To do this requires finding out about the many voices and experiences of deaf and disabled people – to enable differences as well as similarities to be heard – and not to close things down as ‘design solutions’ for the disabled. This means accepting difference and complexity. It means telling many – potentially conflicting stories. And it means admitting to what isn’t working well as well as what is.”

Download a copy of the report here

To obtain a copy in an alternative language or format
Please write to:
University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton. BN2 4AT

Telephone: Main switchboard 01273 600900

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