Enabling social inclusion through training

Nelson, P., 2004, Enabling social inclusion through training, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh

  • Author : Nelson, P.
  • Year : 2004
  • Published in Book : Open space, people space
  • Abstract in English : This paper is a report on the initial findings of a research project on training resources on inclusive design for design and construction professionals. The project is funded by a Department of Trade Industry Partners in Innovation grant and is led by the JMU Access Partnership, a leading not-for-profit access consultancy, with partners the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The steering group comprises leading access, disability and professional bodies. The project commenced September 2003 and will conclude initial research December 2004. Key stages include: literature review – the availability of CPD training resources on inclusive design for professionals such as architects, surveyors, planners etc, focus groups – access and disability groups – what disabled people consider design professionals need to know in order to incorporate inclusive design and effectively engage with disability groups in user participation, and development and trial of training resources.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: training, inclusive design,access,continuing professional development, disabled people