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Key Registrations ...

Ian Hill is registered with these bodies.

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

The statutory registration body for UK architects.  Ian Hill is Registered.


The independent UK wide register of accredited Access Auditors and Access Consultants.  Ian Hill is a registered consultant with the NRAC and has served as assessor on the NRAC assessment panel.

Key Memberships ...

Ian Hill has registration or membership with these bodies and organisations.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Ian Hill is a chartered member.

The Access Association.

Aims to improve access and facilities for disabled people and members are located within the public and private sectors.  Ian Hill is a member and was chair of the Northern Region from 2005 to 2011.

Centre for Accessible Environments

Has long been the centre for excellence for accessible environments.  Ian Hill is a member.

Accessibility Organisations

Some links that might be of further interest - organisations, information and interest groups


Creature Discomforts - Leonard Cheshire short animations ... making a point in a fun way.  From the same people as Wallace and Gromit.

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

RNIB See It Right standard.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA).

Their website says “We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.” ... and you can sponsor a puppy and the training.

The Guide Horse Foundation - their mission is to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people.  The Guide Horse Foundation is committed to delivering Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing expenses for the blind handler's on-site training.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly Royal National Institute of the Deaf (RNID)).

Working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.


Typetalk is the BT funded national relay service run by the former Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), now Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL).  Simply dial 18001 0300 777 8427.  It links textphone and voice phone users.  Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech impaired people can contact them by using RNID Typetalk and a textphone or computer.  Ricability is an independent consumer research charity providing free, practical and unbiased reports for older and disabled people.

Text Relay.

A text to voice relay service.

Age UK (combining Age Concern and Help the Aged).

Age UK aims to increase the range and quality of life-enhancing services and vital support available to people in later life.

Scope.  A charity that supports disabled people and their families, and particularly people with cerebral palsy.


Is a pan disability organisation who promote change by empowering disabled people to achieve our rights and expectations.  Radar is the UK’s largest disability rights campaigning network, with a membership of 800 organisations and individual campaigners ... a pan-disability organisation led by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions. We work in broad partnerships to have the widest impact.

Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

Sign Design Society

The Society's purpose is to inform members, to provide platforms for dialogue, to promote better understanding of the importance of signing and way-finding and to encourage greater focus in the design disciplines, in industry and in education.

SENSE (National Deafblind and Rubella Association).

Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.


Fight for Sight is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

Dyslexia Action.

Dyslexia Action is the biggest dyslexia charity in the UK and provides a wide range of services to people of all ages who have dyslexia and struggle with literacy.

Epilepsy Society.

Epilepsy Society’s vision is a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action.

Aims at a society where everyone understands epilepsy and where attitudes towards the condition are based on fact not fiction.

The National Autistic Society - the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Inclusive Design Toolkit.

University of Cambridge, Engineering Design Centre.

Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs

Disability Living Foundation.

Provides tailored advice on independent living via their helpline, centre and award-winning websites.

Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment.

Government Disability Unit (DWP).

Government advice and help for people with disabilities.

The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) - is a worldwide association of professional organisations, web designers and developers working together to promote the use and preservation of accessible design standards.

Employers’ Forum on Disability.

Organisation focused on disability as it affects business.


Phab's aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.


The disabled children's charity

Riding for the Disabled Association.

For more than 40 years, RDA has been delivering opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.


National Association for Bikers with a Disability.

The aim of the NABD is to help get disabled people to enjoy independent motorcycling, however they came by their disability, whether by accident, through illness, or from birth

Offers support and encouragement in living, social and practical skills to enable people with learning and physical disabilities to enjoy independent lifestyles.

Positive about disabled people.

The symbol shows employers have a positive attitude towards job applications from disabled people.

They take pride in being pioneers of India’s accessibility movement.

Charley Boorman.

... and finally, from Wikipedia, some disability-related terms with negative connotations - click here.

Architecture and the Built Environment

Some links that might be of further interest

“Inclusive Design: creating a user’s world”. -
This will be of interest to all with an involvement in the built environment.  The role and relationship of the various members of the project design team are examined, and the film provides practical examples of inclusive design.

The Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture.

CABE was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space in England.  This publication offered everyday examples from urban living demonstrating how good design can help create places that work for everyone.  CABE is now succeeded by The Design Council.

Other Links

Some other links that might be of further interest

Voluntary Service Overseas.

Ian Hill undertook a two year posting in Malawi as an architect through VSO.


access consultant and architect