Inclusive Design in the Built Environment Training


Wales can lead the way in establishing sound principles of inclusive design. This interactive training is aimed at planners, architects and anyone whose work impacts on the built environment who want to be a catalyst for establishing Wales as an exemplar for inclusive design practice.

Building on the commitments set out by the Welsh Government in the Framework for Action on Independent living and in the context of proposed changes to Design and Access Statement (DAS) requirements, this half-day course will provide delegates with a clearer understanding of the principles of inclusive design and how to use these principles in their working lives.

The workshop-style training will cover:
> The social, legal, moral and economic context of inclusive design
> Who we are designing for and the impact of a disabling environment
> The principles of inclusive design
> The design process – beyond regulatory codes and towards a philosophy
> Addressing access with or without a DAS
> Recognising and overcoming conflicts of interest

Whether you are new to the concept of inclusive design or familiar with the principles, this training will provide new material for you to expand your knowledge, understanding and application of the approach.

The training is coordinated by the Design Commission for Wales, RSAW, Constructing Excellence in Wales and RTPI Cymru on behalf of the Welsh Government. The training will be led by Sandra Manley. Sandra is a visiting research fellow at UWE whose research and teaching has focused on the importance of designing to ensure disabled, elderly people and young children are able to participate fully in mainstream community life.

The training is taking place in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Llandudno and Swansea in March and April.  It is free but you will need to register to secure a place. Please use the links below to book via Eventbrite and download the event flyer for  further information. If you have any queries please contact DCFW on or 029 2045 1964.

Please click on location below to book via Eventbrite

Aberystwyth, 10th March 2016

Cardiff, 18th March 2016

Llandudno, 7th April 2016

Swansea, 13th April 2016