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How good is our place?

Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS – Health Scotland and The Scottish Government The Place Standard Guide Published: 2015 Ranking: useful In their words: “The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to

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Posted in Auditing, Planning, Urban Design

Streetscape audits

Dept. of Transport and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Traffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11: Quality Audit Publication date: 2011 Ranking: essential This leaflet explains the Quality Audit process. The Quality Audit process can be applied to highway, traffic management or development

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Posted in Auditing, Highways, Urban Design

Arts access guides

Produced by Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA), (responsibilities now transferred to the Arts Council). Disability Portfolio Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful The Disability Portfolio is a collection of 12 access guides. They were produced originally to meet the growing need

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

Access survey of galleries and arts venues

Arts Council of Wales Disability Access Survey of Revenue Funded Venues and Galleries Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful Key findings include addressing access to information, improvements to overcome specific barriers faced by Deaf people and making sure all venues have appropriate

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Posted in Arts, Disability, Service Provision

What’s your place really like?

Arts Council England Disability access – a good practice guide for the arts. Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful Originally written in the context of Lottery funding and the arrival of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, this document still offers

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Posted in Arts

Outdoor Events Accessibility

Independent Street Arts Network. Produced by Attitude is Everything. Access Toolkit: Making outdoor arts events accessible to all Publication date: 2009 Ranking: essential The toolkit highlights simple measures that organisers can undertake to improve access to any outdoor event .

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Posted in Arts, Auditing

Accessible sports facilities – CAD drawings to support design guidance

Sport England Publication date: 2010 Ranking: Useful These CAD drawings offer illustations of how the Sport England accessible sports facilities guidance could be implemented. (See separate posting, “Accessible Sports Facilities“). How to view a copy Follow this link to the

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Sports

Doubly Disabled – Access to health service premises

NHS Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful The document provides an overview of the needs of disabled people when using health services. Though originally linked to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the principles and issues it raises may still be of

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Project Management, Service Provision