Stage 2: Data and evidence gathering, involvement and consultation
Include here the results of your evidence gathering (including framing exercise), including qualitative and quantitative data and the source of that information, whether national statistics, surveys or consultations with relevant equality groups.
|Characteristic ||Evidence gathered and Strength/quality of evidence||Source||Gaps identified and action taken|
||I'DGO Research & OPENspace Research Centre, University of Edinburgh||Policy seeks to embed good design across a number of different policy areas, including health.
"Designing Streets" promotes walkable places, this to be further emphasised in policy
Better understanding of design implications of helping people stay at home: requires better awareness/training of designers/clients
Policy will be presented as EBook to assist those with visual impairment.
||Guide Dogs for the Blind/MACS||Need to be cautious about using exemplars from elsewhere: need to understand what Scotland needs in 10-15 years. Need Scottish exemplars: everyday examples as well as prestige projects.|
||Chambers McMillan||Important that policy says positive things about 'least restrictive' placemaking and creation of richer environments.
Charrette approach to engaging people in design will be promoted in the policy.
||Scottish Disability Equality Forum, Inclusion Scotland and Independent Living in Scotland
Centre for Inclusive Living, Perth & Kinross
Council on Disability (Stirling District) Sue Sadler, Robert White and Claire Hyland
|Policy will support the promotion of accessible places and the importance for designers to be aware of the wider implications of their proposals on people with a disability.
Policy supports involvement of communities, and all interested groups, in the design process, through charrettes and other mechanisms.
As part of the policy preparation, colleagues conducting procurement review have been approached to determine how good, accessible design should be central to procurement processes.
Policy promotes the need for community participation and for this to be meaningful Policy makes commitments to promote research outputs, many of which will have direct relationships to access and equality issues.
||Council on Disability (Stirling District)||Construction sector is subject to same equal opportunities legislation as all other sectors. Placemaking supports a wide range of sectors - including architects, planners, surveyors. The focus of the policy will be on design quality and therefore the ability to influence gender balance within the construction sector will be limited. However, the policy will contains commitments on the promotion of architecture and placemaking to a wide audience and this may encourage increased female interest and involvement in the design and construction sector.
Policy commits to taking forward recommendations from Historic Scotland's Heritage Review
|RELIGION OR BELIEF|
|GENERAL||Importance of taking an intelligent approach to designing for people. Need flexibility and choice of access means.||Glasgow School of Art||Use exemplars for design of places to help think about designing for the widest possible range of users. Representatives from disability and equality groups have indicated their willingness to be involved in projects and initiatives that emerge from the policy.|
|Designer needs to understand thinking behind design guidance.||Mackintosh School of Architecture||SG should help to promote research projects that help change behaviours in design /production to make universally accessible.|