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Business case materials

It is often necessary to produce a business case for inclusive design, showing the value for a business of taking on a specific inclusive design project. This can be done on a variety of levels. A more informal business case may simply highlight the key benefits of the project. In contrast, a detailed cost-benefit analysis calculates the net-present value of the project and the payback period needed to provide a return on the initial investment.

You can download a set of materials to help with the production of both kinds of business case. The materials are in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, with different worksheets to help you to construct different levels of business case. The spreadsheet has the instructions for using it embedded on its first page. However, you can also download the instructions for printing and easy reference.

Terms and conditions

Downloading the 'Business case materials' indicates acceptance of the following terms and conditions. The 'Business case materials' is not for resale. The University of Cambridge shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential damage, injury (whether loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the use of the 'Business case materials'.

Screenshot from the business case materials. This sheet encourages the user to think through possible costs and benefits associated with an inclusive design project.

The business case materials are designed to help you argue for the business value of an inclusive design project.


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