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DCAN 11(Draft): Access for all - Designing for an Accessible Environment
Legislation and Codes of Practice (Page 5 of 5)

British Standard BS8300: 2001: ‘Design of Buildings and their Approaches to meet the Needs of Disabled People’.

3.32 This standard provides:
“guidance on good practice in the design of domestic and non-domestic buildings and their approaches so that they are convenient to use by disabled people”.
3.33 As a code of practice, this BS takes the form of guidance and recommendation and it explains how the built environment can be designed to anticipate, and overcome, restrictions that prevents people with disabilities making full use of premises and their surroundings. Guidance on means of escape for disabled people is contained in a separate code of practice BS 5588: Part 8 (Revised 1999).

Disability Discrimination (Providers of Services)(Adjustment of Premises) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

3.34 These Regulations state where it is reasonable and not reasonable for a service provider to have to remove or alter a physical feature. A time-limited exemption is included for features that were designed and constructed to comply with specifications set out in the Building Regulations Technical Booklet R.
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