Legislation has been passed to fulfil a long felt public need of the country and now it is mandatory for buildings to be accessible to all. Thus ramps, specialized toilet facilities and other ergonomically user friendly features to make public buildings accessible for people with disabilities as well as the elderly will be incorporated into architectural designs from now on. The Professional Affairs Board organized a useful Workshop for Members on the subject titled “Access for All” on Thursday, June 10, 2010. The presenters at this workshop were

M D C Jayamanne, Director, National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities

Dr Anil Dissanayake, Director – Youth, Elderly, Disabled and Displaced Persons, Ministry of Health and Archts. L Y N Edirisinghe, Jagath Bogahawatte and Terrance Fernando

At the same event the The SLIA Practice Manual Volume III was launched. It is a Office Manuel and Guideline for Project Practice – an indispensable handbook for every practicing architect in Sri Lanka.