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When cars are good!

Written by Nigel Appleton, Contact Consulting, for the Housing Learning & Improvement Network Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age Publication date: May 2016 Ranking: useful This briefing reviews the literature around the significance of car ownership

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Posted in Highways, Planning

LLDC Inclusive Design Standards

London Legacy Development Corporation LLDC Inclusive Design Standards Publication date: March 2013 Ranking: useful This document sets out the design standards used by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) as a part of the Olympic Legacy process. It develops the guidance

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

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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Posted in Signage

Manual for Streets

Department of Transport Publication date: 2007 and 2010 Ranking: essential Guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, provision and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones. Its companion publication “Manual for Streets 2” addresses the wider urban area.

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Posted in Disability, Highways, Religion & Belief

BS8300:2009+A1 2010 Design of buildings to meet the needs of disabled people

British Standards Institute Publication date: 2010 Ranking: essential BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010 looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability

Accessible Stadia

Sports Ground Safety Authority Publication date: 2015 (first published in 2003) Ranking: Essential This comprehensive updated publication brings together the background information central to designing and providing for disabled spectators at stadia. It lays out clearly the requirements and obligations of legislation,

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Events & Meetings, Sports

Accessible Sports Facilities

Sport England Publication date: 2010 Ranking: Useful Describes national standards for providing wide range of accessible sports facilities. Covers playing areas as well as changing areas and ancillary facilities. How to view a copy Follow this link to download a

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Sports

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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Posted in Accessible Information, Accommodation, Arts, Auditing, Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Doors, Hearing Equipment, Highways, Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Lifts, Paving, Signage