The guide is for those who own, design, build, and manage public buildings to encourage them to consider the varying needs of members of the public right from the start.
Permanent or temporary disability affects about a quarter of the population at any one time. Everyone should be able to access and use public buildings. This guide describes the building user experience for people with different physical, sensory and cognitive capabilities and shows practical approaches to the design, construction and management of public buildings to meet their needs.
The guide provides information about good practice for the design of buildings that are safe and easy to use for everyone, some of which may exceed the requirements of the Building Code.