Inclusive design in the Built Environment - who do we design for? - Aberystwyth

10 Mar
Thursday 10th March 2016
9.45am - 1pm

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Wales can lead the way in establishing sound principles of inclusive design. This interactive training is aimed at planners, architects and anyone whose work impacts on the built environment who want to be a catalyst for establishing Wales as an exemplar for inclusive design practice. Building on the commitments set out by the Welsh Government in the Framework for Action on Independent living and in the context of proposed changes to Design and Access Statement (DAS) requirements, this half-day course will provide delegates with a clearer understanding of the principles of inclusive design and how to use these principles in their working lives.

The workshop-style training will cover:

  • The social, legal, moral and economic context of inclusive design
  • Who we are designing for and the impact of a disabling environment
  • The principles of inclusive design
  • The design process – beyond regulatory codes and towards a philosophy 
  • Addressing access with or without a DAS

Recognising and overcoming conflicts of interest Whether you are new to the concept of inclusive design or familiar with the principles, this training will provide new material for you to expand your knowledge, understanding and application of the approach.

The training is coordinated by the Design Commission for Wales, RSAW, Constructing Excellence in Wales and RTPI Cymru on behalf of the Welsh Government. The training will be led by Sandra Manley.

This event is free but you will need to register to secure a place.  If you have any queries please contact DCFW or telephone 02920 451964. This course is a core curriculum subject for RIBA/RSAW members and is CPD-certified.