Our goal is to make sure that the Park is a great example of the best principles of accessibility and inclusive design, so that it can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, race or faith.
To help us achieve this, we have developed our own Inclusive Design Standards (IDS) that provide a benchmark against which we can measure delivery of inclusive design across the Park.
In addition, we have a dedicated Built Environment Access Panel (BEAP) that provides us with advice, technical help and feedback on accessibility and inclusive design issues. We consult and involve the BEAP wherever possible, to take advantage of the huge range of experiences and expertise its members offer.
For example, the BEAP was involved throughout the design of the Timber Lodge community centre and café and the café in the south of the Park, which will open later this year. Its advice helped include key facilities such as level access, accessible toilets, separate accessible baby change facilities, a Changing Places toilet facility and a multi-faith prayer room.
We believe that the inspiring message of the Paralympics has an important role to play in raising awareness of accessibility issues. Therefore events such as National Paralympic Day and legacy sports programmes like Motivate East are an important part of our approach.
The documents below give more information on our strategy and approach for making sure Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is accessible for all.
- Inclusive Design Strategy (PDF)
Our high level approach and commitment to delivering inclusive design across all aspects of our work.
- Inclusive Design Standards (PDF)
The procedures, guidance and standards we expect will deliver inclusive design solutions.