How inclusion shapes design: an interview with inclusive designer Kat Holmes
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Architecture for the Blind: Intelligent and Inclusive Spaces for the Blind User
The design of spaces for people with visual disabilities is an important issue when it comes to talking about accessibility. Architects who adopt the principles of universal design understand that the needs of a blind client are the same as those of all people.
How Do We Design Workplaces For Inclusivity And Diversity
What is an inclusive workplace? An inclusive workplace is one that values individual differences in the workforce, and makes them feel welcome and accepted.
We Need More Wheelchair Users to Become Architects
When famed architect Michael Graves contracted a mysterious virus in 2003, a new chapter in his life began. Paralyzed from the chest down, the pioneer of Postmodernism would be permanently required to use a wheelchair. He would use this new circumstance to design trend-setting hospitals, rehab centers, and other typologies.
Local startup pathVu wants to make the nation’s sidewalks accessible to all. Here’s how.
When it comes to urban mobility, ambitious projects like bike lanes, bridges and busways tend to get most of the attention. As a result, perhaps the most important and fundamental piece of public transport is often overlooked. Sidewalks.
Why Designers Have the Power (and Responsibility) to Improve Human Experience
Design leaders at Google, Microsoft, Uber, and Dropbox share their perspective about the importance of empathy, inclusive design and diversity.
Universal Design: A Growing Trend For When Building A Forever Home
More and more people today are building houses with the idea of aging-in-place. This is not only a consideration for seniors but also for younger people who want to stay put and grow older in the house they are living in.
Oregon Zoo announces sensory-inclusive initiative
On Wednesday, the Oregon Zoo announced that it is now a certified sensory-inclusive facility. That means it will be a more welcoming place for families who have kids with autism or other sensory-sensitive conditions.
Mindset Matters: How Disability Inclusion Leads To Corporate Growth
Accenture has been at the forefront of understanding the power of disability across the corporate landscape lending to a greater need to look at the value of the lived experience of disability as a tool for leadership.