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Design Appraisals for Disability

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Design Appraisals for Disability

One Day Training Course



Accessibility of the built environment affects a large number of people within society. The ideal way of overcoming accessibility barriers is to minimise or prevent their existence through designing universally accessible buildings.

Universal design refers to the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability

This one-day course is designed for architects and building professionals who wish to gain an understanding of accessibility issues, universal design guidance and develop the skills necessary to carry out design appraisals for creating accessible environments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training course, delegates will:

  • Gain an increased awareness of access issues and universal design concept
  • Be familiar with applicable best practice guidelines and relevant standards
  • Understand scope and methodology of a design appraisal
  • Have developed practical design appraisal skills

Who Should Attend


This training course is mainly for architects and building professionals, but could also be of interest to other personnel from the building or health and safety sector wishing to acquire additional knowledge and skills.

Course Programme


  • Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive design issues – definitions, statistics, terminology used, etc.
  • Outline of Irish and International context: legislation, guidelines & best practice
  • Design Appraisal methodology - basic principles
  • Illustrations of Good vs Bad practice
  • Practical Design Appraisal Exercise

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Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.

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