Inspiration

Tracey Proudlock on November 3, 2016

Could I carry a tea tray? Give me a break

Besides running Proudlock Associates, disability and inclusive design consultants I am a Non-Executive Director at Evenbreak. Below I explain why I joined the board of this social enterprise that backs talented disabled candidates that just need an even break. ‘Could you carry a tea tray in your wheelchair?’ was one of the most memorable questions...
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Tracey Proudlock on April 5, 2016

“Oh do I HAVE to?!” – on considering inclusive design

We love it when our clients win an award. In fact we’ve blogged about how to win an inclusion award in the past. We are passionate about ensuring architects and developers are up-to-date on best practice in inclusive design and that can mean going above and beyond Part M, sometimes using BS8300 and adhering...
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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 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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