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How does the UK Government define Inclusive Design?

As '…a process that ensures that all buildings, places and spaces can be easily and comfortably accessed and used by everyone'

2

How does BSI (2005) define Inclusive Design?

‘the design of mainstream products / services that are
accessible to, and usable, by as many people as reasonably possible…without the needs for special adaptation or specialised design'

3

What are the SEVEN key principles of ‘Inclusive design’?

Inclusivity

Responsiveness

Flexibility

Convenience

Accommodating for all people, regardless of their age, gender, mobility, ethnicity or circumstances

Welcoming

Realistic

4

What SEVEN user needs should be considered?

Mobility

Visual

Cognitive

Deaf

Old

Small children

Gender fluidity – (badged superloos)

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What did the Design Council (advisory board to the UK Government) recommend?

Advises that organisations should consult with different users to understand their needs

Key drivers: ageing population, stronger communities, economic growth, buying power

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What are FOUR relevant British Standards Codes to inclusive design?

BS 8300:2009 Design of Buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people Code of Practice.

BS 5499-4:2013 Safety signs; CoP for escape route signing, British Standards Institution, 2013.

BS 8300:2018 Design of an Accessible and Inclusive Built Environment

BS 9999:2017 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the Design, Management and use of Buildings

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What sort of design standards do the British Standards recommend?

Surfacing and hard landscaping - non-slip and well laid. If changes in direction / levels; the path edge should be defined with a colour contrast

Pathways - clear of obstacles + minimum of 1.8m

Entering the building – changes in level to be avoided, ramps if there is a level change / lifts

Steps – clearly defined edges

Handrails - should be located 1m above a landing and should be between 45-50mm in diameter and 45mm from adjacent wall and be made of an easy to grasp material

Lifts - minimum internal measurements of 1.1m wide x 1.4m deep

Toilets - minimum dims of a toilet cubicle should be 2.2m x 1.5m with a metre wide outward opening of sliding entrance door and have a non-slip floor

Signposting - Information should be clear and unambiguous - at convenient, readable heights and readily distinguishable form background by use of strong
contrast

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What are the relevant International Standards to inclusive design?

ISO 7176-28:2012 Wheelchairs – Part 28: Requirements and test methods for stair climbing devices, British Standards Institution, 2012