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London needs more gender-neutral public toilets, says mayor’s plan

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor of tube Guardian writes: More gender-neutral toilets should be built in public spaces to help trans and non-binary people feel more comfortable, according to Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan. The mayor’s planning blueprint for London will argue that more public toilets should be built across the capital, including in commercial Read this story


What is life really like for disabled people?

The Guardian asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists. One of the defining issues that runs through the Disability Diaries is access. Nina Read this story


An Occupational Therapist’s Access Checklist – a practical Tool

This Housing LIN checklist has been developed as a quick reference tool, to support decisions when making recommendations for the design of accessible and inclusive housing, when there may be a case to be made for exceeding the minimum requirements laid out in the Building Regulations. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is a Read this story


Sainsbury’s making their toilets more inclusive

With some relatively simple ideas, that do not cost much Sainsbury’s are helping to ensure that customers feel comfortable when shopping with them by ‘Making our toilets more inclusive.’ Stoma friendly toilets Over the coming months, all accessible toilets in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide will have a shelf and hook installed. They have worked with Colostomy UK to Read this story


Government ‘ignored’ recommendations on disability and the built environment

The Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller MP, has written to Transport Minister Paul Maynard expressing concerns about the draft Accessibility Action Plan, which is currently out for consultation. The letter urges the Department for Transport to do more to address the recommendations in the Women and Equalities Committee’s report on disability and Read this story


Improving Access and Inclusion in the Built Environment Seminar

This year our seminar on 5th October 2017 was attended by over 90 people and included: the progress that has been made in the last year in terms of access and inclusion emerging areas of inclusive design, new research and guidance potential future developments- in the form of the recommendations of the House of Commons Women Read this story