Public Realm

Public_RealmAccess to public buildings  for all is a key equality right, the design of the built environment should anticipate, and overcome, restrictions that prevent disabled people making full use of premises and their surroundings.

An accessible environment is one which a disabled person can enter and make use of independently or with help from a partner or assistant, including being able to escape in the event of fire or other emergency.

Some facilities can be designed in such a way as to incorporate access for disabled people. In other situations, additional features such as grab rails, touch-legible signs and hearing enhancement systems might be needed.

Public Realm design covers a wide range of needs and the use of the built environment by disabled people who can be residents, visitors, spectators, customers, employees, holders of public office, or participants in sports events, performances and conferences.


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