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Time for a cultural shift to highlight accessibility issues

Ian Streets from About Access discusses accessibility issues, ranging from public transport to building design and construction Personal struggles with accessibility issues often shed light...
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Basic errors are obstacles to building accessibility

Building accessibility is covered by Approved Document M, yet many projects still suffer from errors. Ian Streets of About Access examines the problem
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Access consultants – Building a network to create a more inclusive...

Ian Streets of About Access discusses creating a network of access consultants. There’s no confirmed collective noun for access consultants, but the level of co-operation is...
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Avoiding assumptions can help you avoid accessibility problems

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
Reviewing BS8300 and its importance for accessibility

Reviewing BS8300 and its importance for accessibility

About Access sheds light on amendments to BS8300 and explains why the review is the ideal opportunity to set the highest standards for accessibility
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Accessibility is a shared responsibility from the start

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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Light reflectance value – Grey areas give out more information than...

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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Diversity impact assessment is still the best way to ensure “due...

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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Maintaining Accessibility: Providing access for all during work in progress

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
Accessible design must be a consideration from the start

Accessible design must be a consideration from the start

Ian Streets, of About Access Limited says accessible design should not be an afterthought and warns ignoring it early in a project can prove costly
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Time to top-up accessibility training at First Group and Starbucks

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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Accessibility is a key consideration when designing for disabled users

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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It is time for some clear thinking about guidance on glass

About Access outlines the need for greater guidance when it comes to glass and highlights opportunities to ensure good design also incorporates safety
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Procurement is the best point to address accessibility

Ian Streets of About Access discusses accessibility at the procurement stage The old adage that you get what you pay for applies in the area...
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Accessible services – breaking down the barriers to a business

Accessible services and premises need to be recognised as good for business, says Ian Streets of About Access Whether they are defiant or just in...
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Can-do attitude is key to supporting disabled employees

Ian Streets discusses support for disabled employees Adaptability is essential in business, and for employers that obviously extends to how they accommodate and support their staff. People...
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Accessible environments – Right first time

Right first time will keep costs down in accessible environments We see enough examples every day to tell us that where there are steps it...
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Accessibility – Why it matters

At About Access we explore, investigate and anticipate every scenario to provide our clients with affordable accessibility solutions. We can show you how to...

Opportunities outweigh cost of designing for disabled people

Ian Streets, of About Access Ltd outlines why designing with access in mind is vital within the construction process... When it comes to priority parking spaces...
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About Access – Accessibility consultants

About Access covers accessibility for disabled people; offering consultancy and accredited practical advice on disabled access to and within buildings.
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Peer review process ensures quality of access consultants

Whatever your trade or profession, credibility counts. You wouldn’t place an important legal matter in the hands of a bar room barrister any more than...
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Awareness is key to accessibility issues

Some people really need to get out more. It’s good for them, it’s good for businesses and it’s essentially why we set up About...
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Access awareness brings bottom-line benefits

Awareness is the key to opening up buildings and facilities to disabled people. If you know what sort of needs disabled people have, and...
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How convenient are your public conveniences?

On the face of it the most accessible loos would appear to be a design disaster. All that space but with all the facilities...
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Disabled access exemption can pose trip hazard

With most regulations, an offer of exemption can easily encourage temptation. The provision which can allow exemption from certain access requirements within the Equality Act...
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A reasonable approach to improving access for disabled people

Ten years after the deadline passed for businesses to make sure their premises and services were accessible, it may be considered surprising to find...

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