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
The following links and articles have been compiled to provide architects with information on planning and building suitable environments for people with autism. Published by The National Autistic Society
BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people
British Standard 8300:2009+A1:2010. Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice. Published by British Standards Institute.
Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach
Good practice guidance on how to design, build and manage buildings and spaces so that they can be accessed and used by everyone. Published by National Disability Authority
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
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).
Design Standards for Accessible Railway Stations
The Design Standards will help train operators and anybody else carrying out rail infrastructure improvements to design more accessible trains and stations.
Design trials research with University College London (UCL) – Effective detectable kerb heights for blind and partially sighted people
Research undertaken for Guide Dogs by University College London (UCL) has demonstrated that the minimum height for a kerb to be reliably detectable by blind and partially sighted people is 60mm or greater.
Designing for Accessibility
Good practice guidance for the internal and external built environment that is based on BS8300:2009 and set in the context of the Equality Act 2010. Published by: Centre for Accessible Environments.
Designing Streets - A Policy Statement for Scotland. Published by The Scottish Government.
Global Disability Innovation Hub
The Global Disability Innovation Hub is a collaboration between partners who are closely connected to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the communities and experts who delivered the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The collective aim of the Hub is to change the way we think about disability through co-design, collaboration, and innovation.
Good signs: improving signs for people with a learning disability. A report to the Disability Rights Commission
Considers ways in which signs and other ways of giving directions can be made accessible for people with learning difficulties. Published by the Disability Rights Commission
Guidance on the use of Tactile Paving Surfaces
Guidance on the use of Tactile Paving Surfaces – Published jointly by The Scottish Office and the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).
Inclusive design: outdoor access guidance
To achieve a good standard of inclusive design, paths should be designed to be accessible to people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, and to those with sensory impairments. Published by the Sensory Trust
Inclusive Play Areas
A guide to creating inclusive play areas for children. By ensuring that children, young people and adults can all socialise, play and be part of a community enables them a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of different people. Published by Sensory Trust
Inclusive Streets: Design principles for blind and partially sighted people
Guidance of good street design in relation to those who are blind or partially sighted. Published by guidedogs.org.uk
Research centre based in the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, contributing new evidence on why inclusive access to the outdoors matters. Published by Open Space
Road and street crossings for blind and partially sighted people: The importance of being certain
The University of Leeds was commissioned by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (‘Guide Dogs’) to conduct research regarding blind and partially sighted people and their use of road crossings.
Roads for All: Good Practice Guide for Roads
Good Practice Guide for Roads. Published by Transport Scotland
Local transport note about the shared space approach to street design. Department of Transport
The Design of Streets with Older People in Mind
The Design of Streets with Older People in Mind is a 13 part toolkit; each part addressing a different environmental feature of streets and neighbourhoods. Published by I'DGO - Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors
The Design of Streets With Older People in Mind - Kerbs including tactile dropped kerbs of Footways and Footpaths
This design guide provides information on the siting and use of kerbs to aid pedestrians in negotiating the street environment. Published by Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO).
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.