About the Author
Ann Sawyer BA Dip. Arch. is an architect and access consultant. She works with architects, developers, building owners and facilities managers providing access consultancy services on new and existing buildings and environments. She advises on access and inclusive design, provides access appraisals and audits, advises on improvements to meet new legislative requirements and provides training in accessible design, auditing and the management of accessible environments. She has been involved in many prestigious new build and refurbishment projects for public and private sector clients and has advised on access to a wide variety of historic buildings. Ann is a member of the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review panel, the South East Regional Design Panel and is an Urban Design London design surgeon.
Keith Bright an independent registered access consultant, Director of Keith Bright Consultants Ltd and Emeritus Professor of Inclusive Environments at the University of Reading. He is a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England (BRAC), with a special interest inclusive design issues, and is a Design Advocate for the Design Commission for Wales.
Keith is a Consultant member of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Inclusive Environment Consultants Scheme (IEC). He served as Chairman of the NRAC Management Board until March 2012.
Keith is a member of the Civic Trust Awards (CTA) National Judging Panel and Chairman of the judging panel for the joint Centre for Accessible Environments CAE/CTA Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design. He is also a member of several British Standard committees developing good practice guidance for the provision of inclusive environments.
His international roles include working as an advisor to the Building Construction Authority in Singapore and inclusive design training and development for leading organisations in Asia and Europe.
Keith has published widely in academic and practice journals and is the author and editor of several highly regarded reference books related to the development of inclusive environments. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on topics related to disability and equality legislation and the provision and management of inclusive, accessible environments.