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Design Considerations for Accessibility (Sri Lanka)

Authors: Samantha Whybrow for John Grooms
Published: 4th September 2006

Abstract

A booklet produced in Sri Lanka that is intended to provide an overview of the accessible features required in Sri Lankan buildings and public spaces. Images around Sri Lanka are included to demonstrate access issues as a result of poor design or modification, as well as appropriate design. This booklet utilises Sri Lankan Standards where applicable. This booklet is intended to provide an overview of some of the basic features of accessibility required to ensure as many people can enter and use public buildings as possible—including people with disabilities. The main design considerations for each of the environmental features are identified. Examples of poor and better access, along with common problems are also shown. When implementing accessible design, try to consider the implications for all people who use the building or space—disabled and non-disabled. Consult disabled people’s organisations, occupational therapists, or architects with experience in accessible design for guidance if required.

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