CE3CIE-Inclusive Environments

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr Adrian Tagg

Email: a.tagg@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
An examination of the issues that relate to inclusion and accessibility and the legislation relevant to such matters will lead to an assessment of the suitability of various elements of building provision and facilities in assisting or hindering the ability of people to use the built environment, an environment encluding public access buildings, housing and transport.

Aims:
An examination of how physical and attitudinal barriers affect the design and management environments and spaces for disabled and non-disabled people. It considers the extent and impact of influencing legislation, regulations and established guidance and examines how to assess and evaluate new and existing environments including public access buildings and spaces, housing and transport.

To provide the knowledge and understanding necessary to allow the student to identify the issues related to inclusion and accessibility, relevant legislation and how to assess the suitability of various environments and their associated facilities.

Assessable learning outcomes:
• The student will be able to identify the issues related to inclusion and accessibility and the legislation relevant to such matters.
• The student will be able to assess the suitability of various elements of building provision and facilities in assisting or hindering the ability to use the built environment.
• The course will enable students to consider and address the needs of disabled and non-disabled people when using public access buildings and spaces, housing, and transport environments.

Additional outcomes:
• An appreciation of some of the non-physical barriers, such as attitudinal behaviour and financial controls and how they affect accessibility and inclusion experienced by disabled people.

Outline content:
• Attitudes towards disability and disabled people, history and consequences.
• Models of disability.
• Disability and access legislation and guidance.
• The use of colour and lighting in the built and transport environments to assist people with sensory impairments.
• Communication in built and transport environments.
• Emergency, lighting and wayfinding provision.
• Design - visual, spatial and acoustic.
• The design and management of inclusive transport systems.
• Accessible, inclusive housing.
• The use of assistive technologies in maximising independence.
• Access Auditing and the management of inclusive, accessible environments.

Global context:
The module draws directly from a wide range of internationally defined and understood concepts and methods which define disability,accessibility and the provision of an inclusive environment.This approach provides a global context to the module.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures and Private Study.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18
Tutorials 4
Fieldwork 6
Guided independent study 72
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Report 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
A series of mini-tutorials provide students with the opportunity to improve their performance through the feedback provided.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    One two- hour examination

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark 0f 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Project submitted and one two- hour re -examination in August /September

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 4 May 2017

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