6.8 Universal Design

Dúnta22 Nol, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Már, 2021, 5:00pm

​​​​​​6.8 Universal Design

People of diverse abilities should be able to use buildings and places comfortably and safely, as far as possible without special assistance.  People should be able to find their way easily, understand how to use building facilities such as intercoms or lifts, and know where pedestrian facilities are, and know where they may encounter traffic.

Given the wide diversity of the population, a universal design approach, which caters for the broadest range of users from the outset, can result in buildings and places that can be used and enjoyed by everyone.  That approach eliminates or reduces the need for expensive changes or retrofits to meet the needs of particular groups at a later stage.

In all development proposals it will be the policy of the Council to promote Universal Design and Lifetime Housing in accordance with best practice and the policies and principles contained in Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach[1] and Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas[2] and its companion document Urban Design Manual: A best practice guide[3].

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