Transforming Lives Through Open Minds, Organization, and Universal Design
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
In this one-hour presentation, we will explore how organization plays a role in promoting a better quality of life for building occupants. We will review principles of inclusive design and how they can help people with all levels of abilities and challenges, including physical, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental challenges. Finally, we examine real life case studies where the application of universal design and customized organizational strategies have helped create environments where the occupants are supported to live their best lives.
- Identify where new research and technological advances have informed how organization plays a key role in promoting a better quality of life and optimal performance.
- Describe how organizational strategies can help overcome daily challenges in each stage of life, from childhood to adulthood, even for those with physical, neurodevelopmental or cognitive challenges.
- Explain how you can apply the principles of inclusive design and an organizational focus to produce customized solutions that enhance the well-being of the building occupants.
- Analyze examples where enhanced living environments for users resulted from applying inclusive design and organizational principles.