Introduction to Universal Access Auditing

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Access to the built and external environment affects a large number of people within society. It is accepted throughout the European Union that at any one time 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or per... Read More

Access to the built and external environment affects a large number of people within society. It is accepted throughout the European Union that at any one time 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or permanent nature.

Access audits are inspections of buildings or external environments aimed at assessing their accessibility against relevant standards and best practice guidelines, such as National Disability Authority (NDA) Guidelines, “Building for Everyone” and BS8300:2009.

This one-day course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of accessibility issues, applicable best practice guidelines and standards and of the role of an access auditor.

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What's covered?

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  • Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive environment issues – definitions, statistics, terminology used, etc.
  • The Social Vs Medical models of disability
  • Outline of Irish and International context: legislation, guidelines & best practice
  • Role of Access Auditor
  • Access auditing methodology - basic principles
  • Introduction to design guidance
  • Illustrations of Good vs Bad practice

Who should attend?

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This training course is for anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of access auditing issues and gain increased awareness of universal design and accessibility. Examples of functions who may wish to attend this course include;

  • Access officers
  • Personnel responsible for access issues in public or private sector,
  • Health and safety consultants,
  • Building managers,
  • Architects,
  • Fire safety professionals,
  • Disability groups, etc.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand barriers to access in the built environment
  • Be familiar with applicable best practice guidelines and relevant standards
  • Understand the role of an access auditor and main principles of access auditing

Who are the tutors?

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Duration
1 training day
Course Times
9.00am - 5.00pm
Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House

Introduction to Universal Access Auditing

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