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NDA Library

The NDA library contains extensive collections of:

  • disability research,
  • disability policy,
  • universal design, and related topics,
  • disability archival material, and
  • grey literature.

Access is available to the online library catalogue and, on Thursdays, the library is open to the general public, as a reference library.

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GUIDANCE AND REPORTS

 

Age Friendly Ireland and the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, (2015) (online). How Walkable is Your Town. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Age Friendly Ireland, (online). Housing for Older People: Future Perspectives. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Bauman, H. (online). Deafspace. Gallaudet University. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Brand, A. (online). Living in the Community, Housing Design for Adults with Autism. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Building Control (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations. S.I. No. 365. (2015) (online).  Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority, (2012) (online). Buildings for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Central Statistics Office, (2016) (online).  9 – Health Disability and Caring. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, (online). Irish National IT Accessibility Guidelines for accessible products and services. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority, (2015) (online). Universal Guidelines for Homes in Ireland. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Clúid Housing Association, (2016) (online). Clúid Housing’s Design Guide 2016-2020. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, (2007) (online). Quality Housing for Sustainable Communities, Best Practice Guidelines for Delivering Homes Sustaining Communities. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, (2010) (online). Technical Guidance Document M Access and Use. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, (2017) (online). The Building Regulations, Technical Guidance Part B – Fire Safety – Volume 2, Dwelling Houses. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, (2017) (online). Fire Safety in Community Dwelling Houses:Code of Practice for Fire Safety in New and Existing Community Dwelling Houses. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Design Council, UK, (online). Designing good mental health into cities: the next frontier for urban design. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency, (online). Play for all; providing play facilities for children with disabilities. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Feddersen, E. and Lüdtk, I. (2018). Living for the Elderly A Design Manual. 2nd Edition. Birkhäuser.

Fox, S. and Kenny, L. (2015) (online).  A Home for Life, the housing and supports needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants. Clúid Housing. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

GEHL Institute (2018) (online). Inclusive Health Place: A Guide to Inclusion & Health in Public Space: Learning Globally to Transform Locally. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Grey, T., Pierce, M., Cahill, S. and Dyer, M. (2015) (online). Universal Design Guidelines Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People with Dementia, their Families and Carers. Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Grey, T., Siddal, E. and O’Shea, E. (2012) (online). Shared Space, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones from a Universal Design Approach for the Urban Environment in Ireland, National Disability Authority. TrinityHaus. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Habinteg Housing Association, (2011). Lifetime Homes Design Guide. HIS BRE Press.

Habinteg Housing Association and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Housing. Wheelchair Housing Design Guide. 3rd Edition, RIBA.

HAPPI, (2009), (online). Housing our Aging Population Panel for Innovation. GOV.UK. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Housing LIN, (2008), (online). Housing for People with Sight Loss, Factsheet No. 26. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Housing LIN, (online). Strategic Housing for Older People: Planning, designing and delivering housing that older people want; A resource pack. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Housing LIN, (online). What is Extra Care Housing? Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Irish Wheelchair Association, (2014), (online). Best Practice Access Guidelines, Designing Accessible Environments. 3rd Edition. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Lewis, A. (2015). Daylighting in older people’s housing, A guide for housing providers, architects and associated professionals involved in housing design and development. Polkington for Professionals no. 3. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Lyons, R., Sirr, L. and Innovation Delivery, (2016), (online). Housing for Older People – Thinking Ahead. Ireland Smart Aging Exchange and Housing Agency. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Mayor of London, (2007) (online). Wheelchair accessible housing, Designing homes that can be easily adapted for residents who are wheelchair users, Best Practice Guide. GLA. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Molloy, R. and Costello, A. (2014-2015) (online). Age Friendly Towns, A Guide. Age Friendly Ireland. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

O’Reilly, A., Whelan, E. and Dillon, I. (2016) (online). Design for Mental Health, Housing Design Guidelines, to promote independent living and mental health recovery. Housing Agency, Health Services Executive. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Porteus, J. and Park, J. (2018). Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older People. RIBA Publishing.

Royal Town Planning Institute, (online). Dementia and Town Planning. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Steele, Ki. and Ahrentzen, S. (2015). At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum. Policy Press.

Studio Weave in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects, (2018). Living Closer, The Many Faces of Co-housing. RIBA.

Thomas Pocklington Trust, (2010), (online). Design Guidance for People with Dementia and for People with Sight Loss. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Thomas Pocklington Trust, (2014), (online). Housing for People with Site Loss –
A practical guide to
improving existing homes. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Walsh, Dr C. (2018), (online). Evaluation of Phase 1 of the Dublin City Age Friendly Housing with Support Model in Inchicore. Dublin City Council and the Housing Agency. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

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WEBSITES

Agefriendlyireland.ie, (online). Housing for Older People: Future Perspectives – AFI2016. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Architecture for Autism, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). An American based charitable organization mandated to research and apply design strategies that better the lives of people with cognitive differences like Autism, Alzheimers, and Aging related disabilities.

Assistireland, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). This online resource provides information on daily living aids, mobility aids and assistive technology, along with a directory of products available in Ireland.

The Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland, AOTI, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). This provides information on the role of an occupational therapist and advice on accessing an occupational therapist in both the public and private sector. DWELL Project A project that investigated how the design of houses and neighbourhoods can facilitate mobility and well-being for future generations of older people.

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, (online). Available Here.

DeafHear, (online). Deafhear provide a specialist assistive technology service for deaf and hard of hearing people. Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Health and Safety Authority. (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). The Health and Safety Authority is the statutory body for ensuring that those affected by work activity are protected from work related injury and ill health. Construction related information and advice is available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Homes for Smart Aging Universal Design Challenge. (online) Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). Provides details of the winning projects in the Rebuilding Ireland Homes for Smart Aging Design Challenge.

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability scheme provides grant aid to applicants to assist in the carrying out of works, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Housing LIN Resources Library. (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Independent Living Ireland, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). A social enterprise that provides technology products and services.

Irish Wheelchair Association, (online) Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). Advocates for the needs of people with physical disabilities and provides services and support.

The National Council for the Blind in Ireland, (online). Available Here.  (Accessed August 2018). Provides support and services nationwide to people experiencing sight loss.

The National Disability Authority, (online) Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). Independent statutory body provides information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities.

Office of Public Procurement, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018).

Royal National Institute of Blind People, (online). Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). Supporting Sight Loss.

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, (online). Available Here.  (Accessed August 2018). Supports and regulates the architectural profession and is the official registration body that administers the Registration of Architects in Ireland. The RIAI will help you find a registered architectural practice in your area to suit your requirements.

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, (online) Available Here. (Accessed August 2018). Provides advice and guidance on construction, land and property and will help you to find a surveyor.