Disability Rights Convention is a treaty of the United Nations human rights framework. The UK ratified the convention in July 2009.
The Environmental Access Standards set standards for parking, and access routes to and within buildings, design standards of areas and rooms inside buildings, surfaces, signage and equipment standards.
It also sets open space standards which apply to public realm eg spaces round buildings and parks and green spaces.
Bristol City Council supports a volunteer group called Bristol Physical Action Chain BPAC.
For more details about BPAC or to contact them see link to BPAC
BPAC members are keen to work with local NPN groups to help improve design of new buidings at the earliest pre application stage. Contact BPAC to find out if there is a member who can help your group respond to pre application cases.