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NSAI Technical Committee "Universal Design Standards Consultative Committee " will commence work in developing a "Technical Standard" on "UNIVERSAL DESIGN (UD) DWELLINGS : REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS" in April 2023.

The scope of this standard is:
This standard will specify requirements and recommendations for the design of accessible, usable, flexible and adaptable Universal Design Dwellings, ranging from apartments to individual houses.

It includes external access routes to dwellings, parking, communal areas, entrances and circulation areas within dwellings, key rooms and facilities within dwellings and private open spaces.This standard will specify requirements and recommendations for new dwellings through a Universal Design approach – dwellings that can be accessed, understood, and used by all people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. 

The NSAI would now like to invite interested parties to participate in this work including; Disabled Persons Organisations, architects, engineers, designers, consultants, planners, local authorities, housing providers, builders, policy makers, researchers, disabled persons and older persons.

An INFORMATION SESSION/BRIEFING will be held online on the 17th of April 2023, starting at 10am and closing at 12 noon.

The session will outline the scope of the work and timelines for the project.
If you or a colleague would like to attend this online briefing please send an email to the Project Manager ,Elizabeth O'Ferrall at no later than the 7th of April 2023.