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Don’t forget disabled people when planning for social distancing
May 27, 2020
Access consultant, Ian Streets says we must not forget disabled people when planning for social distancing
Nationwide, teams of designers and construction workers are devising and delivering new business environments in offices, shops and factories, on public transport and in the public realm, soon to be let loose to do the same in bars, clubs and restaurants in line with social distancing measures.
It’s all about making the essential adjustments needed to get the country back to work after the coronavirus lockdown and – without wanting to doubt the importance of that for a second – it’s to be hoped that employers will also recognise the parallels with making reasonable adjustments to improve accessibility for disabled people.
The procedure is much the same, as is the ultimate aim – making routes and spaces safe for use by as many people as possible.
In cases that we’re aware of, employers whose premises have fallen silent [...]