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Breaking down barriers Help in following an access-for-all approach was on offer at Naidex, the exhibition for the disabled community BY BARRIE EVANS

The idea of designing an environment that is accessible to all, without special provision for different sectors of the community, is at the extreme an impossible dream. But it is worth working towards to make buildings more accessible to more people and to avoid stigmatising what is a growing proportion of the population. This includes the recognisably disabled but also a growing number of elderly infirm and others disabled by the difficulty of using buildings. Before long the uk will ...

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