Improving physical access


In Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland there is legislation which governs the minimum acceptable levels of physical accessibility in new buildings and in significant extensions to existing buildings. If you are commissioning building work make sure that your architect takes regulations into account. Useful resources include:


  • Building Regulations, Access and Facilities for Disabled People, available from TSO bookshop, Belfast. www.tso.co.uk
  • Access Checklist, published by ADAPT NI: www.adaptni.org
  • Planning an Arts Building Project, published by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. www.artscouncil.ie
  • Building for Everyone, published by NDA. www.nda.ie