||This programme introduces participants to the key principles of Universal Access and Universal Design to ensure all aspects of the built environment is accessible. A practically-focused workshop setting allows participants to gain an understanding of the latest best practice design criteria.
The course aims to build on participants existing knowledge of Part M 2010 and equip them with the skills to prepare or review a Disability Access Certificates Application.
The aim of this course is to equip participants with an understanding of the concept of Universal Access and Universal Design in the built and external environment. The content is particularly beneficial to access officers, planners, architects, area engineers, health and safety officers and facilities managers.
||Participants who successfully complete this course will:
Understand the concepts of Universal Accessibility and Universal Design;
Explore the key design criteria for an accessible building and its surroundings;
Understand the key amendments of Part M 2010, with increased awareness of the implications of TGD M 2010 on the design of new buildings, extensions, material alterations and certain material changes of use;
Strengthen their knowledge of the Disability Act 2005, Part M of the Building Regulations, Building Control Act 2007 and other relevant legislation and their understanding of an accessible design process;
Appreciate the key role of management in maintaining built environment accessibility;
Learn the key requirements and criteria to develop a Disability Access Certificate;
Explore opportunities for disability proofing the planning and design processes;
Develop a route appraisal checklist including identifying barriers and solutions;
Reflect on learning from best practice case studies; and
Be equipped to negotiate with stakeholders for the implementation of ongoing and future work.
||IPFMA Skillnet has selected OHerlihy Access Consultancy to provide this training programme. OHerlihy Access Consultancy works with varied organisations to help them consider and cater for every aspect of accessibility, disability and equality.
We provide a range of services including disability training, access auditing, access consultancy, developing implementation plans, disability proofing and design appraisals, access statements, health and safety advice and architectural guidance to clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Our experience includes work with leading organisations and agencies, including the National Disability Authority, RKD Architects, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Bus Eireann and many more, as well as some of the largest local authorities in Ireland. You can learn more about our past work with a range of clients here.
The company was founded in 2007 by Eoin OHerlihy, a Built Environment Specialist with the National Disability Authority and current Chairperson for the National Standards Authority of Ireland, Acesss for All Consultative Committee Working Group 1 (Access to the Built Environment).