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Historic environments and tourism: Improving access for disabled people

Pottinger, G., Plimmer, F., Dixon, T., Goodall, B., Russell, H. and Leverton, P., (2005) Historic environments and tourism: Improving access for disabled people. Project Report. CEM Reading, Reading. ISBN 1904388345

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Abstract/Summary

Historic environments and buildings are valued and valuable features of the UK tourism sector, as visitor attractions and as holiday accommodation. Keeping historic environments in economic use is crucial to their conservation, but they date from eras when access for disabled people was not a consideration. Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the DDA) took effect on 1 October 2004 and requires service providers to make reasonable building adjustments to remove physical barriers to disabled access. This independent scoping study by the College of Estate Management, sponsored by Marsh Limited and The Mercers' Company, explores progress in making historic environments accessible to disabled people through an examination of UK policy, literature and case studies in South Oxfordshire and London. The report findings are relevant for property and built environment professionals, business managers and all those involved with historic environments that are used for tourism.

Item Type:Report (Project Report)
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Transition Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy
ID Code:35658
Publisher:CEM Reading

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