Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design
The publication seeks to educate designers about opportunities to increase daily physical activity. Published by the City of New York
BS 9266:2013: Design of accessible and adaptable general needs housing – Code of practice
BS 9266:2013 gives recommendations for the design of accessible and adaptable general needs housing, whether in the form of flats or individual houses. The guidance can be purchased from
Published by the British Standards Institute
BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
BS 9991 gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of residential buildings so that they attain reasonable standards of fire safety for all the people who are in and around them. Published by the British Standard Institute
By all reasonable means: Inclusive access to the outdoors for disabled people
This guide is designed to help countryside and urban greenspace managers and landowners improve accessibility of their sites, routes and facilities. Published by the The Countryside Agency
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for disabled children and adults across Scotland.
Design of Streets with Older People in Mind - Pedestrian Crossings
This I’DGO design guidance relates to pedestrian crossings. it includes advice on providing accessible crossing amenities that send out a consistent message to all users and flags the importance of raising awareness among pedestrians as to how crossings work and why. Published by Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO).
Domestic Technical Handbook - Access within buildings
The mandatory standard for safe access within buildings that meets Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Includes guidance on the width of doors, accessible hallway dimensions , and horizontal circulation in common areas.
Exhibitions for All: A practical guide to designing inclusive exhibitions
This guide will help exhibition planners, particularly designers, provide physical, sensory and intellectual access to exhibitions in museums and galleries. Published by National Museums Scotland
Getting There: a practical resource for arts venues in Scotland to increase the inclusion of disabled people
A practical resource for arts venues in Scotland to increase the inclusion of disabled people. Contains detailed information, examples of good practice, profiles of arts and disability organisations and contacts. Published by the ScottishArts Council
Housing Options Guide for Disabled People in Scotland
This guide has been compiled to provide housing information and advice for disabled people in housing need. The aim is to set out clearly the housing options and strategies that disabled people can use to obtain a house that meets their needs. Published by Capability Scotland and the Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL).
Inclusion Scotland (IS) is a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals. Through a process of structured development they aim to draw attention to the physical, social, economic, cultural and attitudinal barriers that affect our everyday lives as disabled people in Scotland.
Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD)
SCoD is the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland.
Stairs, Ramps and Escalators: Inclusive Design Guidance
This handbook sets out the design and specification principles of steps, stairs, ramps, escalators and moving walks for inclusive environments. Produced by the Centre for Accessible Environments in conjunction with RIBA Publishing.
The Lifetime Homes Standard
Lifetime Homes are ordinary homes designed to incorporate 16 Design Criteria that can be universally applied to new homes at minimal cost. Criterion includes: Parking, Entrances, Circulation Space, Stairs/Lifts, Bathrooms. Published by Lifetimehomes.
Wheelchair accessible housing Designing homes that can be easily adapted for residents who are wheelchair users
Good practice guidance on how to design homes that can be easily adapted for residents who are wheelchair users.