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Inclusive Buildings: Designing and Managing an Accessible Environmnent, CD-ROM

ISBN: 978-0-632-05955-3
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Recent legislation (the DDA - Disability Discrimination Act) together with Part M of the Building Regulations place an increasing onus on construction professionals to provide and maintain accessible environments. No longer is it acceptable to ignore access to the built environment.

This interactive CD presents a wealth of design information within hundreds of 'pages' containing text, diagrams, detailed floor plans and annotated photographs, all linked in a way to allow you to pass between sections, gathering data, advice and guidance as required.
It is designed to be explored; the more you look, the more you will find ...

There is extensive detail on user needs and many examples of good design solutions. A range of building categories are assessed (from health, education and commerce to leisure, transport and social) are assessed and broken down into functional elements (external areas, horizontal circulation, facilities, general services, etc).

The Inclusive Buildings CD is an essential desk tool for architects, surveyors, facility managers and all responsible for ensuring that buildings meet the provisions of the DDA. It will also be an indispensable study guide for access consultants and auditors and enable them to audit buildings for accessibility with confidence.

PC and Mac Compatible

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Table of Contents

The information in your CD is arranged as follows:.

USER NEEDS - Principle of Universal Design;Disabled People;Tasks for Navigation;.

User Characteristics; --- Building Operators;Non-disabled users - young;Non-disabled users - older;Mobility Impaired;.

Visually Impaired;Hearing Impaired;Cognitively Impaired;.

BUILDING CATEGORIES - Classification by use; --- Complete freedom of movement;Controlled entry/freedom of movement;Free entry/controlled movement;Controlled entry/controlled movement; Classification by type; --- Commerce;Transport;Industry;Religious;Leisure;Social;.

Health;Military;FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS - External areas; --- Car parks;External routes;External ramps;External steps;External doors;Vertical circulation;Steps and stairs;Lifts;Vertical Circulation; --- Steps and stairs;Lifts;Horizontal Circulation; --- Corridors; Steps; Internal Doors;Communications; --- Signage;Telephones;Aromas;Tactile features;Human interactions;Facilities; --- Toilets;Refreshment Areas;Seating and resting places;Changing areas;Evacuation; --- General provision;Means of escape;Management Issues;General Services; --- Lighting;Colour and luminance contrast; Acoustics; ACCESS AUDITS- Access Audit Procedures; -- What is an Access Audit?;Assessing facilities; What to assess; Trial Sites; --- General information;The Royal Berkshire Hospital; Baerum Kommunegaarden; Sample Audits; --- Hannah Court, Kingsclere; Cedar Room, Reading;.

Chemistry Building, Reading;Healthy Day Sports Centre;.

WAYGUIDANCE SYSTEMS - ARIADNE system; --- Technical development; Building Design Issues; RNIB React; InfraVoice.

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Author Information

Keith Bright is a consultant member of the National Register of Access Consultants and Director of the Research Group for Inclusive Environments at the University of Reading, UK.

Roberto Di Giulio is an architect specializing in accessibility issues at lpostudio Architetti in Florence and Professor of Architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy.

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The Wiley Advantage

* presents you with a wealth of design information in an easy-to-use format
* helps you meet the provisions of the Disabilty Discrimination Act
* provides a means for auditing your building for accessibility
* features a bookmark that will let you navigate the cd more easily by switching from one section to another in seconds
* Keith Bright is part of the committee that is deciding the new BS8300 regulations
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'I am impressed by the comprehensiveness of the material, its versatility for educational and practical purposes and its use of photographs, text and interactive diagrams as a means of providing in-depth examination and understanding of what constitutes accessible environments.'
Sarah Langton-Lockton, Chief Executive, Centre for Accessible Environments
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