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Report on Accessible Cities Around the World
In this report we will look at four distinct cities from around the globe and their accessible features. Generally the intent is to establish what distinguishes them in... Continue Reading Report on Accessible Cities Around the World
Tags: cities, global, policy

Best Practices, Case Studies and References

Illustrated Technical Guide to the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces
Guide to help architects, planners and other designs find relevant technical requirements for creating accessible public spaces. Continue Reading Illustrated Technical Guide to the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business
Checklist for small businesses for accessibility. Topics include physical space, policies, online accessibility, staff training and communications. Continue Reading Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Assistance Dogs International: Model State Law
Basic template for making state laws about assistance dogs. Continue Reading Assistance Dogs International: Model State Law
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces, Transportation / Travel

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Assistance Dogs International’s Guide to Assistance Dog Laws
Guide to your rights and responsibilities as an owner of an assistance dog according to United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom laws. Continue Reading Assistance Dogs International’s Guide to Assistance Dog Laws
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces, Transportation / Travel

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Checklist for Planning Accessible Events
Accessibility checklist for event planning, according to parking, entrances, public areas, restrooms, meetings and emergencies. Continue Reading Checklist for Planning Accessible Events
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Public Spaces

Best Practices, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Architectural way finding
Article highlighting the importance and principles of of architectural way-finding design to help designers to enhance building performance and to provide more inclusive solutions. Continue Reading Architectural way finding
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Australia Design for Dignity Guidelines
Article highlighting principles for “beyond compliance” accessibility in urban regeneration in Australia. Continue Reading Australia Design for Dignity Guidelines
Tags: Policy & Compliance

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Inclusive Play Design Guide
Handbook about accessible playground standards, how to build an accessible playground and the importance of an accessible play space. Continue Reading Inclusive Play Design Guide
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Best Practices, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Rick Hansen Foundation Infographic
Statistics about disabilities in Canada and worldwide, and the Rick Hansen Foundation's initiatives. Continue Reading Rick Hansen Foundation Infographic
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Public Spaces

Infographics

Access Now
Crowd-sourced worldwide accessibility map, categorizing places by quality of access. Continue Reading Access Now
Tags: Goods and Services, Online / Web Accessibility, Public Spaces

Learning and Training Tools

Projecting the Economic Impacts of Increased Accessibility in Ontario
Impact report and case studies involving accessibility and disability in Ontario, relating to employment, education and poverty. Continue Reading Projecting the Economic Impacts of Increased Accessibility in Ontario
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Policy & Compliance

Case Studies and References, Research and Statistics, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Examples of Best Practice for Making EU Cities More Accessible
List of 2015 winners and runners-up of the Access City Award, and details about their accessibility successes. Continue Reading Examples of Best Practice for Making EU Cities More Accessible
Tags: Public Spaces

Case Studies and References

Creating Accessible Play Spaces Toolkit
Guidebook about how to create accessible playgrounds and play spaces for both children and parents, with checklists, best practices and examples. Continue Reading Creating Accessible Play Spaces Toolkit
Tags: Public Spaces

Best Practices, Case Studies and References, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Creating Accessible Play Spaces
Toolkit for creating accessible play spaces for school-based groups, including best practices, photographs, and tips and steps to design an accessible playground. Continue Reading Creating Accessible Play Spaces
Tags: Public Spaces

Best Practices, Case Studies and References, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

What You Need to Know About Accessibility At Public Venues
Webpage about which outdoor summer activities are and are not covered by accessibility laws according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue Reading What You Need to Know About Accessibility At Public Venues
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Accessibility Requirements for Persons with Disabilities
Accessibility requirements for new and existing buildings, and what kinds of access is required. Continue Reading Accessibility Requirements for Persons with Disabilities
Tags: Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Best Practices, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines


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