Despite improvements in the last 20
years we still have a long way to go before all of our buildings, places and
spaces are easy and comfortable for all of us to use. This book puts forward a
powerful case for a totally new attitude towards inclusivity and accessibility.
Exploring both the social and the business cases for striving for better, this
book will empower architects to have more enlightened discussions with their
clients about why we should be striving for better than the bare minimum, and
challenging the notion that inclusive design should be thought of reductively
as simply a list of “special features” to be added to a final design, or that
inclusivity is only about wheelchair access. The ultimate aim of this book will
be to help make inclusive design business as usual rather than something that
is added on to address legislation at the end of the development process.
Accessible and engaging, this book will be an invaluable resource for students
as well as practicing architects, richly illustrated with case studies showing
both good and bad examples of inclusive design, and celebrating inclusion.
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