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Cassie Herschel-Shorland Access and Museum Design

More strategic, integrated and recognition of neurodiversity improve BS 8300


The updated British Standard BS 8300 for inclusive design is published and available.

Now extended into 2 separate documents with Part 1 for external environment, wayfinding and approaches to public buildings. Part 2 is for public buildings interior environment.

This update follows extensive consultation and contains more detail related to sensory access and neurodiversity; it also covers more on strategic approach with the use of access statements and integrated inclusive design.


BS 8300-1:2018

Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. External environment. Code of practice                                                           



BS 8300-2:2018

Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. Buildings. Code of practice



16 January 2018



Sporting heritage - filling a gap in the story?

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust formed in 2015, to preserve and share the British Paralympic story. It is based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, as the birthplace of the worldwide Paralympic movement and where the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Heritage Flame events were recently celebrated. 

Future opportunities to explore the Paralympic history could include an archive and collection of national and international importance; a heritage exhibition at Stoke Mandeville Stadium; regional hub displays telling local stories and small touring features supporting sporting and heritage events across Britain. All enhanced by a creative learning and participation programme. Wheelpower, British Paralympic Association, Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council are working in partnership to make this happen. 

You can find out more about the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, share your Paralympic Story or participate in a survey via the following link to a pilot website: www.paralympicheritage.org.uk

You can also connect on social media via the following e-addresses:

Facebook: paralympicheritage

Twitter: @ParaHeritage 

Wishing all the athletes success for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

5 September 2016

Accessibility as an afterthought is less inclusive

Hola, Design for All is an online publication on accessibility. It brings together a series of interviews conducted with professionals of diverse profiles who all share a creative impulse for inclusive design or ‘design for all’.

Hola Design For All is the first of a set of actions initiated by the Design for All committee of the Col·legi Oficial de Disseny Gràfic de Catalunya (Official Graphic Design Association of Catalonia, CODGC) to disseminate the strategic value of Design for All as applied to communication design.

Access and Museum Design features in a May interview with questions on ‘What might spur institutions towards a more inclusive focus and how can this be implemented?’ through to ‘What obstacles have you faced in the inclusive design process?’

Choice is identified as a positive principle of inclusive design as people communicate and learn in different ways regardless of ability or disability.

The active link below leads to the full interview and responses.



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