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Access Audits
An access audit is often the first step towards addressing legislative requirements including the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Townson Disability Consultancy’s (TDC) access audit prioritises any actions required and can be developed into a full maintenance and improvement plan.

An inclusive environment supports the transition to independence by providing flexible facilities which are able to respond to user requirements.

Key features of a TDC Access Audit include:

  • Addresses mobility, sensory & cognitive impairments
  • Clear explanations of access issues
  • Advice on management issues and training needs
  • Group consultation
  • Budget costings
  • Prioritised actions
  • Design solutions
  • Full colour report with photographs
  • Electronic reports allow data manipulation and export into existing maintenance and renewal reports

    The report uses current regulations and best practice guidance material including Building Regulations Part M – Access to and Use of Buildings and British Standard 8300:2001 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people as well as extensive personal knowledge and experience of the auditor.

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    Elements included in a standard audit:

  • The external environment
  • Entrance and reception area
  • Horizontal and vertical circulation
  • Toilet and specific facilities
  • Controls and equipment
  • Communication systems
  • Means of escape provisions
  • Signage and way finding
  • Colour and lighting
  • The acoustic environment
  • Building Management


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