Public and Commercial Attitudes to Disability in the Built Environment

Tagg, A. (2020) Public and Commercial Attitudes to Disability in the Built Environment. [Report]


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The Equality Act 2010 and London Paralympics in 2012 have been instrumental in raising public awareness of disability in the UK. With 1 in 5 people classed as disabled there is a likelihood that most, if not all of us will be directly or indirectly engaged with this in our lives. Disability is not something that occurs every 4 years but is an everyday issue affecting millions of people. There appears to be a disconnect between general public attitudes towards disability and those actually encountering access barriers, due to a lack of inclusivity during their normal day to day activities. The key organisations who can make a tangible difference to inclusivity in the Built Environment are service providers, property owners, investors and advisors.This research concerns public and commercial attitudes to accessibility, seeking to establish any alignment with current public perception and to look into the barriers to inclusivity that exist within the built environment.

Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Public and Commercial Attitudes, Disability, Built Environment, Harold Samuel Research Prize HSRP
Divisions: School of the Built Environment > Research
Depositing User: Prof Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 10:41
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 02:34

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