Easy access to historic buildings.
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Coinciding with the final phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the revision and extension of Approved Document M to existing buildings, English Heritage has published its first revision to its guidance on disability access.
The first part of these guidelines looks at the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and the framework in which changes to historic buildings must be made – the principles that underpin the conservation of historic buildings and the statutory controls that govern changes to historic buildings and landscapes.
The second part looks at the mechanisms for planning, agreeing and implementing change, centred upon an understanding of the nature of the building and the needs of its users.
The final section considers practical examples of adaptations to and within historic buildings.
Number of pages : 55.