Disability and inclusive design consulting

Tracey Proudlock on March 7, 2016

Disabled Access Day 2016 – A Day For Everybody

Hundreds of locations join to raise awareness of disabled access A new initiative unfolds in full glory across the United Kingdom on 12th March 2016, as more than 200 businesses up and down the country have pledged their support for Disabled Access Day. Owners of many significant buildings (many of which...
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Tracey Proudlock on February 9, 2016

Access audits & inclusive design opportunity – when the builders are in…

Access Consultants Proudlock Associates discuss access audits & opportunities that come from a refurbishment.  A refurbishment is the perfect opportunity to improve inclusive facilities for all the disabled people who may use your building. Why not make a tangible difference to disabled peoples’ lives by upgrading your disabled access facilities above...
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Tracey Proudlock on January 3, 2016

Inclusive London comes of age

Twenty years since the Disability Discrimination Act was introduced Tracey Proudlock, inclusive design and disability access expert, looks at how London businesses have got to grips with inclusion and why the city now leads the way in accessibility for all. 1995 changed everything for disabled Londoners. After years of hard-fought lobbying and campaigning, the then Conservative government introduced a landmark piece of legislation...
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Tracey Proudlock on September 25, 2015

Out with the old and in with the new

Frequent business traveller and wheelchair user, James West, reviews accessibility at Birmingham New Street station following its much-publicised £750 million refurbishment. Dark and dirty platforms, confusing signage, an absence of natural light and a horribly utilitarian aesthetic have long conspired to make Birmingham New Street, the nation’s busiest rail station outside London, comfortably...
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Tracey Proudlock on September 22, 2015

Not All Wheelchairs Are the Same

Recently we had an enquiry from an architect about wheelchair sizes. He wanted to confirm the standard size of a wheelchair because he was estimating the position and height of a WC pan for an accessible toilet. First off, there’s no standard issue wheelchair to measure from; there is design...
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Tracey Proudlock on September 11, 2015

How To Win An Inclusion Award (Be an Inclusion Top Dog)

Have you got something you are secretly pleased about or perhaps have something that you’re proud of that you want to make known? Or maybe you just fancy going the extra mile to do something really a bit special? Then now could be the time for you to think about...
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Tracey Proudlock on July 24, 2015

Why Should a Business Have an Access Audit?

Why Should a Business Have an Access Audit? It won’t cost the earth to have an access audit performed for your business but it could make a world of difference to your disabled staff and customers. An audit of your building involves us visiting your locations and identifying issues that...
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Liam Proudlock on July 15, 2015

How to choose an Inclusive Design and Access Consultant – a checklist

Here are some questions to ask yourself when selecting an access consultant: Is your consultant on the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC)? The NRAC comprises appropriately qualified and experienced access consultants and auditors who have demonstrated their expertise in access matters to the satisfaction of the NRAC Admissions Panel. All members adhere to...
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