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Yes there is a buisness case, but lets not forget the legal risks . . . .

Lately the government and various organisations have been talking a lot about the business case for accessibility. The problem is that they very rarely point out that there is a legal risk for those organisations who are found lacking on accessibility. In this article for the RICS Property Journal we reflect on progress since the original Disability Discrimination Act, looking at what’s changed and what the future holds in terms of risk. The Test of Time, RICS Property Journal September […]

“shock findings” of accessibility survey for major attractions?

A recent ‘survey’ by Vitalise has led to a lot of pressure and publicity around accessibility in the tourism industry. Vitalise say: “Only half of the UK’s top 100 most-visited attractions responded to Vitalise’s request for their basic accessibility information, despite repeated approaches from the charity. Of the 52 venues that did respond to the Vitalise survey: – Almost two thirds (63%) said they were not fully wheelchair accessible; – A quarter of venues (25%) had no disabled car parking […]

Design Council announces new inclusive design online hub for built environment specialists

The Design Council has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to create a new online inclusive design hub. The hub project will collate existing legislation, guidance and best practice relating to inclusive design in the built environment.  The hub is independent of government and will be the go-to source of information and guidance about inclusive design in the built environment. A steering group involving all of the key external partners was established by the Cabe […]