Project: Knowledge Map: Access for Disabled People to the Built Environment

Reference: UG399

Last update: 09/09/2003 16:03:33


From 1 October 2004 providers of services have to take reasonable steps to remove or alter physical features of premises which make it impossible or difficult to use the premises. The aim of this research is to provide a database on guidance available to designers and practitioners, on how premises can be made reasonably accessible for disabled persons.


The Disability Discrimination Act seeks to remove access problems, so that disable persons can make reasonable use of premises. Guidance has been changing as it has developed, and it is necesssary to keep an up-to-date set of guidance as well as identifying any gaps or needs in existing guidance. The 'knowledge map' is being commissioned by DIPTAC to meet these needs.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £37,500.00

Actual start date: 01 October 2001

Actual completion date: 30 June 2002


The Access Directory
Author: DPTAC
Publication date: 01/07/2002
Source: Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) website
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Summary of results

  1. The project produced a public access database pulling together advice legislation and guidance on access for disabled people.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.