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Inclusive Design

What is Inclusive Design ?

We are often asked what inclusion means, our answer? It means everyone regardless of background, age, gender, ability, etc; everyone should have the same opportunities in life to explore and achieve. Although our main focus at Inclusive Play is around special needs and disabilities (as we recognise this is a group most marginalised in playground design) we aspire to create products that will intrigue everyone.

To support this ethos, we believe in the social model of disability. In other words, disability is a socially created problem, and it is up to all of us to make the environment changes necessary to allow for the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of social life.

Inclusive Design Consultants

As a result of our many years of experience designing Inclusive Play products and playscapes, we have contributed to the development of the PiPA Accreditation.

Through invaluable consultation with disabled children’s charity KIDS, Occupational therapists from both the UK and USA and endorsed by both The Accessible Britain Challenge and British Design Council, PiPA is the go-to-tool to help design and assess new or existing play areas. PiPA will help you understand the wide range of disabilities without being an expert, ensuring the best inclusive provision.

This accreditation is now independently managed by Inclusive Design Consultants, providing expert knowledge for anyone designing a play area.