Wheelchair Housing Design Guide  book cover
3rd Edition

Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

ISBN 9781859468289
Published April 25, 2018 by RIBA Publishing
128 Pages

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Book 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

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

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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.