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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

What are alternative formats?

North Somerset Council Guidance on types of alternative formats Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential Written or spoken English is not the way everyone communicates. Here is the first of four posts on what are known as alternative formats. It is a

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Posted in Accessible Information

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

Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic design of schools

Dept of Education Publication date: 1993 Ranking: Useful Building Bulletin 93 aimed to give supporting advice and recommendations for planning and design of schools for anyone involved in the design of new school buildings. How to view a copy Follow

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Posted in Accommodation, Building Regulations, Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Hearing Equipment, Schools

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

Code of practice for audio-frequency induction-loop systems (AFILS)

British Standards Institution Publication date: 2010 Ranking: Essential Recommends design, planning, installation, testing, operation and maintenance for audio frequency induction loop systems (AFILS) where the signals are communicated to users of hearing aids equipped with magnetic pick-up coils. Click here

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Posted in Hearing Equipment