30. October 2020 - 14:00 till 16:30
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RIBA East Midlands (Leicester) - Inclusive design: small changes, big impact | Vijay Patel Building | Friday, 30. October 2020

Inclusive design: small changes, big impact

How can you deliver the highest standards of access and inclusion? This seminar will, by examining the principles and processes of inclusive design, understanding what best practice looks like and recognising common design pitfalls, illustrate how even small changes can result in big impacts. 

This seminar will help you understand how working with clients and users can champion the diverse benefits of inclusion and gain a deeper knowledge in the following areas: 

What are inclusive design principles and processes? 

Who is responsible for implementing and achieving an inclusive environment? 

Summary of the relevant planning, building and equality legislation 

The practice of inclusive design: when and how it is addressed in the development process 

Learning from best practice case study examples 

Common pitfalls in the design of specific building elements and their impact on different people  


Speaker: Julie Fleck, Strategic Access and Inclusive Design Adviser Julie was a town planner before specialising in inclusive design. Her work on various national access committees and at the Greater London Authority has helped to improve national planning policy and the building regulations. Following London 2012, the most accessible Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, Julie lead the BEPE project, a Government Paralympic Legacy project aimed at stimulating a systematic change in how built environment professionals are taught inclusive design. Julie is a built environment expert for the Design Council and, for nearly 30 years, has helped BSI develop national accessibility standards. Julie’s passion for making our built environment more accessible is clearly illustrated in her book Are you an inclusive designer?

Core Curriculum Topics

Inclusive environments

Architecture for social purpose

Health, safety and well-being

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