Inclusive Design by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Inclusive Design
Author: Peter Hall
Author: Rob Imrie
Table of Contents

List of Figures. The Authors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Part 1: Debate. 1. Inclusive Design and
Development in the Built Environment. 2. Barriers to Disabled People's Inclusion in the Built Environment.
3. Access Directives in the Development and Design Process. Part 2: Illustrations. 4. Developers'
Responses to the Building Needs of Disabled People. 5. Architects and Disabling Design Practices. 6.
Shaping Access Through Institutional and Project Team Dynamics. Part 3: Reflections. 7. Alternative
Directions in Property Development, Disability and Design. Footnotes. Appendices. References. Index.
Description

The reality of the built environment for disabled people is one of social, physical and attitudinal barriers
which prevent their ease of mobility, movement and access. In the United Kingdom, most homes cannot
be accessed by wheelchair, while accessible transport is the exception rather than the rule. Pavements
are littered with street furniture, while most public and commercial buildings provide few design features to
permit disabled people ease of access.Inclusive Design is a documentation of the attitudes, values and
practices of property professionals, including developers, surveyors and architects, in responding to the
building needs of disabled people. It looks at the way in which pressure for accessible building design is
influencing the policies and practices of property companies and professionals, with a primary focus on
commercial developments in the UK. The book also provides comments on, and references to, other
countries, particularly Sweden, New Zealand, and the USA.
Reviews

'This is a well written and informative book on an important topic. The authors have taken an interesting
perspective on access and the built environment by focussing on the role of the development industry.
Their findings are shocking. Anyone interested in urban issues will find a wealth of insightful material in
this book



'This is a well written and informative book on an important topic. The authors have taken an interesting
perspective on access and the built environment by focussing on the role of the development industry.
Their findings are shocking. Anyone interested in urban issues will find a wealth of insightful material in
this book

								
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