Inclusive design: what the guidance books don't tell you

06 December 2012

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Innovation Centre, Carpenter House, Bath BA1 1UD


This seminar will highlight the details to consider, so often omitted in books published and guidelines given to architects and designers. It will especially look at:

Different buildings and their uses and users – What do you need to consider when looking at the different sectors, where are the high risks? Examples of the considerations for a variety of buildings, e.g. sports buildings, schools and offices. How are they impacted on, for example peak flows/fire evacuation/day or nighttime use/differing design criteria?

Fixtures, fittings and equipment – Often architects ensure that a person can park, get through the door and get to the toilet, but once in, can they can sit, talk to the receptionist or work at a desk? Discussion on reaching capacities, how would equipment affect different disabilities, what assistive technology might be required or could be used to assist.

Relevant product specification – Outline those products that may impact heavily on inclusion, what are the pitfalls, what needs to be considered? For example, door closers, toilet facilities, hearing systems and evacuation equipment.

Speaker: Jane Simpson. An architect and NRAC-registered Access Consultant, Jane is the director of her own company, Jane Simpson Access Ltd. She provides advice on a broad range of issues, often clarifying complex aspects of the Equality Act 2010, the Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001 and other statutory and legislative information. Her work encompasses, policy, strategy, operational planning and working with design and contractor teams on a variety of projects, from infrastructure, through detailed design to handover.


RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT (£18)
CPD Club Members - one place included in the club ticket


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA South West

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