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Meeting Checklist and Venue Guide 2017

North Somerset Council Publication date: 2017 Ranking: useful The document sets out the requirements of the council for ensuring all meetings are held in accessible locations and run in ways that are inclusive, wherever it is reasonable and practicable to do

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Service Provision

Making premises safe from fire – short guide for businesses

Department of Communities and Local Government Publication date: 2006 Ranking: essential This booklet provides practical advice to people responsible for fire safety in small and medium businesses. It provides entry-level guidance on how to make sure you are meeting the

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Service Provision, Uncategorized

North Somerset Equality Access Policy

Publication date: 2013 Ranking: Essential (North Somerset Council) This document sets out North Somerset Council’s policy for achieving accessible buildings, spaces and transport for everyone. It also addresses the related theme of accessible information. It provides a framework for the

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Ignore, Fail, Read Succeed.

North Somerset Council Publication date: 2019 Ranking: essential This document sets out the importance of diversity in design. It provides the background to the aims and objectives of this web-based design resource. Feedback from users of buildings or transport often

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Don’t stop me now

Audit Commission Don’t stop me now – Preparing for an aging population. Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful Report looks at people aged between 50-65 and makes recommendations as to how public services need to adapt to meet this group of people

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2012 Olympics Legacy for accessible businesses

Office of Disability Issues (ODI) 2012 Legacy for disabled people: Inclusive and accessible business Publication date: August 2010 Ranking: useful The report describes the compelling case for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to focus on disabled people as customers,

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National accessible scheme

Visit Britain National Accessible Scheme Publication date: scheme is continuously updated  Ranking: essential This scheme provides business advice and offers a rating scheme for visitor accommodation, helping operators improve and promote their true level of accessibility. Allows visitors to make objective

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Posted in Accommodation, Private Sector, Service Provision

Health service premises access audit

NHS Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful Doubly Disabled – an access audit of health service premises This post is formed of two documents. The first provides an overview of the needs of disabled people when using health services. The second is

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