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Sensory access in Higher Education

Equality Challenge Unit. Research undertaken by LSN ( Jean Hewitt, Chris Hewitson, Gill O’Toole and Naomi Haywood. Sensory access in Higher Education: Guidance report Publication date: 2009 Ranking: useful This guidance had been developed from research findings showing that students with visual

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings)

SEND Code of Practice 2014

Department of Education and Department of Health Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years Publication date: July 2014 Ranking: essential This Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3

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Every building matters

CABE/Design Council | Department of Education SureStart Every Building Matters Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful A visual guide to designing Sure Start Children’s Centres and other years facilities and spaces. This guide offers design advice that will be useful for

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Play

Area guidelines for mainstream schools

Department of Education (DfE) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) Building Bulletin 103 Area Guidelines for mainstream schools Publication date: June 2014 Ranking: essential The document sets out simple, non-statutory area guidelines for mainstream school buildings (part A) and sites (part B)

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Designing for disabled children and children with special educational needs

Department for Children, School and Families Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful This document sets out inclusive design principles on individual spaces with technical guidance on building construction, environmental services, furniture, equipment and ICT. It is not prescriptive, but provides a starting

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Inclusive School Design – accommodating pupils with SEN and disabilities in mainstream schools

Department of Education Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful Published as Building Bulletin 94, it provided advice and guidance on how to accommodate pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in mainstream schools in support of Building Bulletin 91. The illustrated text

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Advice on Standards for School Premises 2013

Department of Education (DfE) Publication date: 2013 Ranking: essential This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced by the DfE to help recipients understand their obligations and duties in relation to the School Premises Regulations 2012, which came into force

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