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Wheelchair Housing Design Guide: 3rd Edition

Centre of Accessible Environments (CAE)

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 128

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Feb 2018

  • Stock Code: 90842

  • ISBN: 9781859468289

  • Binding: Paperback

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The Wheelchair Housing Design Guide explains how to design and detail a home that is fully manageable by wheelchair users and maximises their independence. This fully-updated, activity-based guide discusses design considerations, requirements and recommendations for various activities carried out within the home; provides design solutions and good practice examples of how to comply with the building accessibility regulations and Building Regulations Part M; reflects and promotes the values and principles of existing strategies for social inclusion, and promotes the long-term cost benefits of designing to wheelchair accessibility standards.

  • Fully updated to comply with the latest regulatory changes to Part M
  • Offers advice on maximising independence for wheelchair users and their families, as well as detailing the minimum technical standards to comply with Building Regulations
  • Accessible information which is easy to navigate for both practitioners and students

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Centre of Accessible Environments (CAE)

CAE has been a leading authority on inclusive design for over 40 years, providing consultancy, training, research and publications on building design and management to meet all user needs, including disabled and older people. CAE pioneered the provision of access guidance for building designers based on collaborative research with disabled people, and is a leader in developing the case for designing for disabled people in the context of mainstream inclusive design.

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