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“People aren’t disabled their city is…”

A Guardian Cities article by Emily Yates “People aren’t disabled, their city is”: inside Europe’s most accessible city. Publication date: May 2019 Ranking: useful Article describes writer’s experience as a disabled person in travelling around the Dutch city of Breda

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), Urban Design

Historic buildings and places

National Disability Authority and Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Improving the accessibility of historic buildings and places Publication date: 2011 Ranking: useful Produced by the Irish National Disability Authority, this document provides detailed advice on making historic and

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Posted in Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning, Urban Design

Easy Access To Historic Landscapes

Historic England Publication date: 2013 Ranking: essential The aim of this guide is to promote an inclusive approach to historic parks, gardens or landscapes. Its focus is on providing better access for people with disabilities. However, an equally strong priority

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Posted in Disability, Landscaping, Planning

Access to Historic Buildings

English Heritage Easy Access to Historic Buildings Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential These guidelines focus on physical access issues for historic buildings. Other issues such as lighting, tone, colour contrast and signing are addressed with references to other access guidance elsewhere. The guidance deals buildings

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning