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Title: Audit of recreational access for disables people 1997/98
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The purpose of the audit was to identify best practice in order to ensure efficiency in terms of site development and management through comparison to the BT Countryside For All Guidelines and Standards. The need for this audit resulted from the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The audit involved 12 site visits where facilities and access were assessed against the guidelines and standards. The report recognises that there are a number of factors which will prevent sites being brought up to standard and identifies the need for "universal design" to ensure costeffectiveness. The report makes recommendations as to how the sites visited could be improved and how future improvements or developments could ensure that sites are accessible to the greatest range of visitors possible. Examples of best practice not covered by the guidelines and standards have also been identified.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementRecreationDisabled personsAuditing
Extent: 46; + tables and appendices
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