The second edition of the wheelchair housing design guide, produced by Habinteg Housing Association with Stephen Thorpe, came out in 2006. The original research was undertaken among a cross-section of wheelchair users, with participation from housing association practitioners, architects and other professionals. Working with wheelchair housing expert and architect Stephen Thorpe, Habinteg updated the guide to reflect statutory and perceptual advances in wheelchair standard design in the built environment.
The wheelchair housing design guide:
- Provides design details and good practice examples which take account of current guidelines and regulations.
- Promotes the long term cost and other benefits of designing to wheelchair accessibility standards.
- Reflects and promotes the values and principles of the existing strategies for social inclusion, the Disability Discrimination Act, and the diversity agenda.