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Case study 6: Good signs for people living with dementia

North Somerset Council Car Parking Services Improved wayfinding in public car parks Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential The case studies aim to show inclusive design in practice. All the case studies can be found in our case study index post.

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Wayfinding for healthcare facilities

efm standards – NHS and Dept. of Health Effective Wayfinding and Signing Systems: Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Publication date: 2005 Ranking: useful This document replaces the 1984 edition of HTM 65 “Signs.” It describes ways of improving wayfinding around healthcare sites. It

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Traffic Advisory Leaflet 01/13: Reducing sign clutter

Department for Transport Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful Over-provision of signs can have a detrimental impact on the environment and can dilute more important messages if they result in information overload for drivers. Importantly, they can be a significant access

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Good signs – improving signs for people with learning disabilities

Disability Rights Commission Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful This report introduces some of the issues affecting the mobility of people with a learning disability in the built environment, with particular regard to signage. The report makes suggestions concerning how signs might

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Sign Design Guide

Sign Design Society and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).Written by Peter Barker OBE, BSc (Eng)  and June Fraser ARCA PPCSD Publication date: 2000Ranking: essential The book is concerned with making environments accessible to everyone and addresses the concept of

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Building Sight

RNIB Publication date:  First published 1995 (updated) Ranking: useful Describes building design requirements for people with visual impairments. Covers both exterior and interior issues. How to view a copy Please follow this link to the RNIB website How to obtain

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Designing for the Disabled

Selwyn Goldsmith First published: 1963 Royal Institute of British Architects Ranking: Useful First authoritative guide on physical design for disabled people covering wide range of issues and subjects from external hard landscaping and urban design to internal details such a

Posted in Accommodation, Design Standards (Environment), Doors, Hearing Equipment, Highways, Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Housing, Schools, Signage, Urban Design

Design guidance for disabled people

North Somerset Council Disability Design Guidance Publication Date:  updated 2013 Ranking:  Essential Guidance produced by North Somerset Council on access for Disabled people to buildings and the wider environment. This is a collection of design sheets on specific access topics

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