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Diaper-changing station

Diaper-changing stations provided in both the male and female toilets or in individual washrooms for persons with disabilities will enable both fathers and mothers to use the facility.

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2011

A UNIVERSAL DESIGN LEARNING JOURNEY TO COPENHAGEN, OSLO AND KRISTIANSAND FROM 15 –23 OCTOBER 2011

 

Denmark and Norway incorporated barrier-free accessibility into the urban planning and redevelopment efforts since the 70s. However, the barrier-free accessibility (BFA) requirements were codified only in the early 90s. Faced with a fast ageing population, they looked beyond BFA at public areas to incorporate the ‘Design for All’ concept at their planning and design. 
 
Denmark implemented the “City for All” strategy at its capital city, Copenhagen, to improve on the accessibility and user friendliness. The strategy is now implemented nation-wide.

Norway implemented “Universal Design (UD)” through the Universal Design 2025 Master Plan. Promotions and implementations were carried out at the national level and straddle across Ministries.   The action plans and procedures are subsequently carried out at municipality level. Kristiansand was one UD municipal visited
 

Sites Visited

 
 DENMARK:
The Hillerod Library
City of Copenhagen on “Design for All Denmark”
 Disable Peoples Organisations Denmark (DPOD)
Elephant House @ Copenhagen Zoo
Valbypark, Nature Playground
Herlev Hospital
Copenhagen Metro
Garden of Senses in Faelledparkark
 
NORWAY, OSLO
Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Oslo
Ministry of the Environment; The Planning and Building Act
National Office of Building Technology and Administration
Statsbygg & BIM in practice
The Delta Centre
Oslo Central Station (new)
Operaen (The Norwegian Opera House)
SKANSKA & Frydeberg
 
NORWAY, KRISTIANSAND
Kristiansand planning and building authorities
Visit to Town Infrastructure
Visit to Tangen Project
Visit to Havlimyra Skole (School)  
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