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Course Date

December 1, 2017

Course Cost


Coffee & registration from 9.45 a.m. Working lunch included.

Course Time

10:00 - 13:30


ADP Architecture

101 George Street


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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

The Physical Environment: Legal and Practical Considerations

The SCIS Accessibility Handbook was revised in 2017 taking into account the Equality Act 2010 and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. ADP Architecture  were a key partner in this publication, providing essential guidance with regard to the physical environment.   We are delighted that ADP Architecture are hosting this event in their central Edinburgh studio, with Stephen Miles, Studio Director in the Chair.

The event will be comprised of 3 sessions, with each session incorporating a Q&A:

Session One: 

Demystifying Accessibility Guidance

Anita Chan, ADP Architecture will lead this session.  Anita worked closely with SCIS and will provide an overview of the handbook in this context.  She will consider aspects such as the legislation, nature and scope of an Accessibility  Group and additional considerations such as fire, safety, security and listed building restrictions.

Session Two: 

Accessibility and other technical changes to historic buildings

 The implications of wider issues will be discussed.  Using case studies the legislation, procedure/ consultation and change in historic environment will all be explored. 

Session Three:

Design in the Historic Environment

This session will be led by Stephen Miles and Graeme Feechan, Edinburgh Studio Directors.  Using case studies consideration will be given to a range of issues including the context of historic buildings, understanding the significance of change, and stakeholder engagement.   

The event will conclude with a networking lunch.


**Please register as soon as possible and by Friday 10 November at the latest**

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