Inclusive Design - what the guidebooks don't tell you

29 November 2012

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


MADE, 7 Newhall Square, Birmingham B3 1RU


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, offices, etc. How are they impacted on, for example peak flows/fire evacuation/day or night time 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 the 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 which may impact heavily on inclusion, what are the pitfalls, what needs to be considered? For example, door closers, toilet facilities, hearing systems, evacuation equipment, etc.

Speaker: Jane Simpson. An Architect and NRAC registered Access Consultant, Jane is the Director of her own company, Jane Simpson Access Ltd.

Throughout her career, she has developed a broad range of expertise working within a local authority background, private practice and planning department and two decades of experience in inclusion. 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.

Registration from 1.30pm, CPD starts at 2pm

Please see here for the event flyer.



RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT 
Others - £80 + VAT
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT 
CPD Club Members - One place per club ticket


Online booking:
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Or alternatively contact RIBA West Midlands via the details below.


RIBA West Midlands
0121 233 2321


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