Access for Disabled People to Arts Premises: The Journey Sequence
Illustrating actual building design solutions that have been created to improve accessibility for disabled patrons and performers, the 'Journey Sequence' outlines the best examples of design innovation produced in response to new and upcoming legislation.
A knowledge of how to design for the disabled can be crucial in winning contracts and having designs accepted. This book shows how the practical implications have already been successfully approached.
Covering the whole sequence from parking, to entry, and including details of facilities for the visually and hearing impaired users, advice is given on the methods designers should use in assessing the requirements of disabled people. This is not a publication giving theoretical prescription but rather an illustrated record of achievements in buildings of all sizes where proper access to the disabled has been created. It includes 14 case studies and examples that illustrate the diverse ways that accessibility has been incorporated into arts buildings throughout the UK. This includes Cinemas, Theatres, Concert Halls, Opera Houses, Museums and Libraries. The author team highlights specific design details that are particularly unique, to stimulate the reader and show that creating better accessibility for the disabled both demands and creates innovative design.
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1 Development of the Journey Sequence
2 Venue descriptions
3 Examples of good practice
4 Communication techniques for sensory or cognitively impaired audiences
5 The International Symbol of Access ISA
6 Legislation and standards
Contacts for each venue
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Access for Disabled Access Scheme ADAPT Trust approach Architects area arts and heritage assistance dogs Audio description available awards Braille Building Regulations car park Carnegie UK Trust Centre Chester Cinema colour contrast Colour plate Communication systems Courtyard Disability Discrimination Act display dressing rooms Edinburgh Castle effective access ensure exhibitions facilities foyer Gallery Geoffrey Lord grants Grosvenor Guide handrails hearing impairments historic Historic Scotland Horizontal circulation ICTA including induction loop information infra-red installed ISBN Journey Sequence kerbs large print level access library located London IMAX main Manager Manchester Museum of Science National Railway Museum number Papworth Everard pedestrian performances Photography public ramp reception refurbished Restaurant River Terrace route Royal Albert Hall Royal National Royal Shakespeare Company Royal Shakespeare Theatre Scotland seating services signage Somerset House South Building staff stairs Tactile text phone training unisex toilet Unisex WCs video visitors visually impaired Waterloo Bridge Website wheelchair users Worcester Wycliffe Noble