Jane Simpson Access
Great changes are taking place in the expectation of accessibility by the general public, the government and associated bodies and clients as a whole, integration and independent access for all is high on the political agenda and society’s aspirations.
The built environment has a fundamental affect upon people’s lives. It is crucial that we provide an environment ensuring that all people, no matter their age, physical or mental agility/ability, race, or gender can access equally.
All too often photos of buildings have no people in them and the people become secondary to the architecture. The ‘Golden Section’, perfect man does not exist. Understanding the diversity of people is essential to providing accessible design.
It is imperative that access is part of the whole process from briefing to operation.