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British Standard introduces key principles for neurodiverse design – RIBA Journal

Wednesday, 9 November, 2022

British Standard introduces key principles for neurodiverse design – RIBA Journal

First-of-their-kind national guidelines on designing buildings for people with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other conditions have been published which aim to accommodate variations in how people perceive, process and organise sensory information.

It’s estimated that around 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent in some way. The new British Standard, PAS 6463:2022 Design for the mind – Neurodiversity and the built environment, applies both to buildings and external spaces for public and commercial use, and to residential accommodation for independent or supported living.

The standard was developed based on qualitative research, augmented by more recent studies and input from a steering group including the RIBA, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Department for Education, Buro Happold and Le Lay Architects.

Read more at: https://www.ribaj.com/products/principles-for-neurodiverse-design-british-standard-autism-dyslexia-dispraxia-dementia

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