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Disabled Access Inclusive Design
  • Creating a fully accessible built environment is critical issue

  • The Access Unlimited supports any process that allows inclusive design

  • We’ve been part of making significant strides to build an inclusive environment

  • ‘Inclusive design’ is now in practice and under-pinned by recent legislation

  • We share our knowledge with all parties that drive this initiative  forward

Disabled Access Inclusive Design and LegislationInclusive Design is about making places everyone can use….

Inclusive design (ID) is the tool we use to put equality into the built environment. Inclusive design is a process by which places are designed and built, managed and used. Inclusive design allows  a environment that can be used with equal ease and dignity. It offers us a place which makes us feel we belong. It’s also a place where we see people like ourselves around. ID should include technical, physical, psychological, emotional etc that give dignity of use.

“If all of my access needs are met all of the time, then I am no longer disabled. Yes I will still have A.N.Other impairment and that may lead in later life to have a knock on effect on my general health. And therefore, by its very nature, develop another type of impairment but again, if that ‘other impairments’ access issue is met, I am still not disabled. Society has a collective responsibility to all its Citizens regardless of colour, creed, sexual preference or impairment(s) to include and not exclude, people, which ever background, assimilate into which ever culture – we integrate systems and procedures”. ©Aindre Reece-Sheerin 2002

Some more facts about the disabled….

  • Approx. 11m people live with an impairment in the UK, recognised by the Equality Act 2010

  • 26% of British adults are disabled as defined by the Equality Act 2010

  • Only 8% of disabled people in the UK use a wheelchair

  • The projected figure for disability in 2030 is 18m plus

  • The ILO estimates that there are 610m disabled people worldwide

  • Four hundred million disabled people live in the world’s developing countries