Inclusive Design Standards
Inclusive design aims to achieve solutions that create safe and accessible environments for all members of the community. Born out of the disability movement, an inclusive design approach has much wider benefits for other groups including; older people, people with temporary impairments, large families, parents with young children and babies, people from diverse faith groups and different cultures, people that speak different languages and a combination of all of the above.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) together with its partners used the power of the Games to inspire change and take a
proactive approach to improving standards of inclusive design.
In 2007 the ODA produced their own Inclusive Design Standards (IDS) to guide project teams on the principles of inclusive
design they were expected to adopt and the procedures that they were expected to follow in delivering them. It contained a mix of
guidance and requirements generated from a large number of published guidance and good practice documents. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has now adopted these
IDS to ensure that the hard work and progress made in delivering an integrated and accessible Olympic Park is not lost and becomes fit for legacy use.