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Calls for ‘shared spaces’ schemes to be scrapped

They were hailed as a pioneering new approach to town centre traffic management. Barrier-free ‘shared spaces’ that could be used jointly by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. But, amid growing safety concerns, there are calls for schemes around the country to be scrapped – including one of the biggest – the £12 million project in Read this story


BBC Travel Show in Japan

The BBC Travel Show is in Tokyo as the city approaches the 500-day countdown until it hosts the 2020 Paralympics. Attitudes about and accessibility for disabled people. Available on iPlayer from 5 April for 29 days  


Senior Access Consultant

Based in London Discipline: Fire Competitive salary Closing date: 28.04.2019 Arup have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Access Consultant to join their team in London.  The role will include both delivery of projects (including office-based review/report work and client-facing duties), as well as work winning activities to sustain and expand the workload of the Read this story


MSc Disability Design and Innovation

The MSc in Disability Design and Innovation is the flagship programme for the  Global Disability Innovation Hub.  The new master’s programme will bring together world leading expertise in disability, technology and innvoation from across the three founding partners: University College London Loughborough University London London College of Fashion Applications are now being accepted for entry Read this story


UK’s first’ 3D zebra crossing created in St John’s Wood

The “3D” zebra crossing is on St John’s Wood High Street, at the junction of Wellington Place What is thought to be the UK’s first “3D” zebra crossing has been painted on a north-west London road in a bid to slow down the traffic. The optical illusion, which creates a floating effect, has been introduced Read this story


Community safety and security for dwellings guidance

Secured by Design is a police initiative to guide and encourage those engaged within the specification, design and build of new homes, and those undertaking major or minor property refurbishment, to adopt crime prevention measures. SBD has produced a series of Design Guides to assist the building, design and construction industry to incorporate security into Read this story


Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC examined

The Women and Equalities Committee has begun its scrutiny of the Equality Act 2010, following a request for written evidence, which closed on 5 October 2018. The Committee is holding the inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of Read this story


Changing Places Toilets: Building Standards Consultation

A network of Changing Places Toilets exists across Scotland but there is no current legislation requiring their provision within buildings. Regulation to require Changing Places Toilets in defined types of larger new building would increase the provision of such facilities nationally in a proportionate manner. Through consultation the Scottish Government seeks to determine a proportionate Read this story