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Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

3rd Edition

By Centre For Accessible Environments (Cae)

RIBA Publishing

128 pages

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Paperback: 9781859468289
pub: 2018-03-07
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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Strategic Site Development

2. Using Outdoor Spaces

3. External Approach Routes

4. Communal Entrances, Doors and Circulation

5. Individual Dwelling Entrances and Other External Doors

6. Dwelling Circulation and Storage

7. Moving between Levels within the Dwelling

8. Using Living Spaces

9. Using the Kitchen

10. Bedrooms

11. Bathrooms

12. Operating Internal Doors and Windows

13. Services and Controls

About the Author

The 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice