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Architects call for compulsory space standards to aid accessibility


For Chris Roche: Well said, and my experiences in recent months while - for the first time in my life - pushing a wheelchair around the streets - were a salutary lesson in my own complacency. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, with amendments, and Equality Act 2010, have been by now widely understood to provide for adequate access to and within buildings and public transport, but the widespread provision by local and highway authorities of dropped kerbs at road crossings seems to have been subject to very loose (to put it politely) interpretation by some authorities, with public money wasted on badly botched pavement reconstruction that still leaves kerb edges sufficiently proud of the road surface to baulk the progress of a wheelchair. Really quite shameful.

Posted date

21 October, 2016

Posted time

11:08 am