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RIBA Access Consultancy Course: Reading

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Inclusive design and accessibility can be a confusing and sometimes subjective area. RIBA Access Consultancy Course aims to help architects grow in confidence and understanding when discussing these issues with clients.

By attending this course, you will increase your understanding of user needs and the implications of a non-inclusive environment. The RIBA Access Consultancy Course will help you develop your knowledge of legislation and regulations covering inclusive design and gain a wider awareness of available best practice documents. The course will develop this knowledge and understanding through workshops including a mini-audit, design appraisals and mini-workshops discussing case studies. You will be provided with information regarding how to become an accredited Access Consultant with the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC).

Who is the course for?
The two-day interactive course will provide delegates with “core competences and skills requirements” that would help their NRAC Consultancy application. The Access Consultancy course will be aimed at architects seeking NRAC accredited consultancy status. However, the course is also open to all architects and construction professionals wanting to further their accessibility knowledge and training.

Course content and structure
This 12-hour interactive course is delivered over two consecutive days, including structured learning modules, and practical case sessions.

Course Leader
This course is designed and developed by Simone West, Principle Access Consultant at Atkins.

Simone West has been a Chartered Building Surveyor for 25 years, specialising in inclusive design for 17 years. She has had the opportunity to work on some exciting projects, developing a greater understanding and knowledge of what inclusive design means. Perhaps the most notable of these was the London 2012 Games. She has combined this with completing her Msc on Inclusive Design, at the University of Reading, talking at International conferences and providing lectures and training events. Simone sits on the board of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and is part of the Government initiative to develop inclusive design in the education of property professionals. Simone represents the RICS on inclusive design matters and is Chair of the Inclusive Design Working Group. Simone is a member of the British Standards drafting panel developing a new external standard for BS8300.

Core Curriculum: 1. Access for all 2. Compliance 3. Designing and building it 4. Internal management

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  • Cancellations are permitted up to 28 days before the event, you can transfer to a different course up to 14 days before the event subject to availability, and delegate substitutions are accepted at any time; please contact the relevant office for cancellation/transfer/substitution requests.
  • An email will be sent to confirm your place after you have made your booking via Eventbrite links or other methods. A second email confirming venue along with map/directions will be sent to you approximately 7-10 days before the event.
  • Bookings at the member rates will only be accepted if accompanied by a valid membership number.
  • If you require a purchase order to be quoted on your invoice this must be supplied at the time of booking.
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