Tracey Proudlock on September 9, 2019

ITF Wheelchair Tennis

“It’s Only A Crazy Dream Until You Do It” – Serena Williams As an inclusion consultant, I am lucky to be working with international architects at places such as Battersea Power Station, Microsoft London, Schroders and Transport for London. In these busy times, with multiple means of communication, it is...
Tracey Proudlock on February 20, 2019

Inclusive Design and Co-production – Hammersmith and Fulham Town Hall

Proudlock Associates is delighted to announce that our inclusive design work restoring Hammersmith and Fulham’s Grade 2 listed town hall, its new Town Square and four new surrounding buildings has been approved at planning committee. Continue Reading Inclusive Design and Co-production – Hammersmith and Fulham Town Hall...
Tracey Proudlock on July 21, 2017

Let’s end the ‘oh, do I HAVE to?’ view of inclusive design

Was saving a few pounds more important than protecting the residents of Grenfell Tower? Who knows what the public inquiry will decide. Use of the cheapest cladding on the block has shocked many but sadly we were not surprised by it. That’s because ‘Oh no, do I HAVE to do...
Tracey Proudlock on April 13, 2017

Crossing the Road

Our environment should be safe and inclusive, for everyone. Anyone responsible for roadworks, or doing them, has a duty to think about the needs of disabled people and older people when they plan and carry out the work. Failure to do so is discriminatory. Continue Reading Crossing the...
Tracey Proudlock on February 22, 2017

Discussing Disability Works on BBC Radio 5 Live

Wake up to Money When BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up to Money programme invited me to be part of the Disability Works season, I was hesitant about making such an early appearance. Though entrepreneurs are supposed to thrive on early starts, I am embarrassed to reveal that I am...
Tracey Proudlock on December 19, 2016

Inclusive design cheer after a strange year

We need a crystal ball rather than Christmas baubles to guess what impact the elections and events of 2016 will have on global economics and the world order. We’ve learnt anything can happen and, for many, that’s unsettling and alarming. So, I’ve decided to hand out the mince pies, be...
Tracey Proudlock on November 30, 2016

What are the business benefits of an access audit?

A potential customer visits your office but gets no further than the front door because she is a wheelchair user and your building isn’t accessible. An awkward apology is not how to start a business relationship, especially if you were planning to reflect expertise and quality. You can avoid this...
Tracey Proudlock on November 21, 2016

How your hotel can offer a safe, warm welcome for people with hearing loss

The fire alarm shrieks through the hotel in the middle of the night. Everyone is evacuated safely: except the profoundly deaf couple on the fourth floor, and several older guests who cannot hear sounds at a high frequency. Luckily for them it was a false alarm, this time. People with...