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Museums: A Whole New World for Visually Impaired People

Barry Ginley, Access Consultant V&A Museum Museums: A Whole New World for Visually Impaired People Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful Download link: publication website  The paper describes the work of the V&A entitled “FuturePlan” to improve access to the museum’s

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Posted in Arts, Design Standards (Buildings), Historic Buildings & Landscapes

Core disability design documents

Compiled by North Somerset Council Equality and Diversity Team. Publication date: December 2016 Ranking: essential These documents are the key ones which we feel underpin most design work from service delivery to transport, interior design or the public realm. Disability

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning, Urban Design

Building inclusion

Andrew Holdsworth-Wild, Jayne Earnscliffe and Jo Verrent Building inclusion: physical access guidance for the arts Publication date: First published 2008, updated 2013. Ranking: useful In their words: “(The) guidelines represent Arts Council best practice and are broadly based on BS8300:2001 and

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Posted in Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Service Provision

Historic buildings and places

National Disability Authority and Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Improving the accessibility of historic buildings and places Publication date: 2011 Ranking: useful Produced by the Irish National Disability Authority, this document provides detailed advice on making historic and

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Posted in Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning, Urban Design

Making your project accessible for disabled people

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Publication date: December 2012 Ranking: useful This guidance has been written to support bids for funding to the HLF. It looks at how it is possible to improve projects so that disabled people, (visitors, volunteers or staff),

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Historic Buildings & Landscapes

Access to Historic Buildings

English Heritage Easy Access to Historic Buildings Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential These guidelines focus on physical access issues for historic buildings. Other issues such as lighting, tone, colour contrast and signing are addressed with references to other access guidance elsewhere. The guidance deals buildings

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning

Breedon gravel aggregates

Breedon Gravel Publication date: not applicable Ranking: useful Breedon Wayfarer is a gravel based material, graded 6mm to fines limestone material with self binding properties providing stability with great versatility. It is commonly used on any paths used by disabled

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Highways, Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Landscaping, Paving, Urban Design