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Event start date: 05.10.2017
Event end date: 05.10.2017

05/07/2017

Improving Access and Inclusion in the Built Environment Seminar 2017


The Access Association Seminar (CPD 3 hours)
Thursday 5 October from 1-00 pm to 4-30 pm
Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX

All too often, disabled people find their lives needlessly restricted by features of the built environment. Many workplaces and service premises are inaccessible, there is very little choice of where to live, and the public spaces through which people need to move can be prohibitively excluding. Together these factors constitute an unacceptable diminution of quality of life and equality. (Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment 2017)

Our speakers are:

  • Anna Lawson
    (Professor of Law at the University of Leeds and House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee Special Advisor)
    Disability and Human Rights in the Built Environment: Recommendations of the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee in Context
    The key recommendations of the Women and Equalities Committee on  disability and the built environment. It will also explain the scope of that inquiry by indicating areas which fell beyond its remit.
  • Leena Haque and Sean Gilroy
    (BBC Neurodiversity Lead) and ( BBC North Finance Business Partner)
    Neurodiversity, hidden conditions and barriers to inclusion
    The BBC’s CAPE project; which stands for Creating A Positive Environment, and a user based perspective of neurodivergent conditions, and the barriers presented by the world. The concept of Neurodiversity promotes the advantages of having a differently wired brain…focusing on the strengths, talents, aptitudes and abilities of individuals with neurological conditions such as Autism, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities.
  • Rob Turpin
    (British Standards Institute)
    Design for the Mind project
    There has been an emerging interest to develop guidance to cover built environment design for people with neurodivergent  ( a range of conditions, such as dementia, autism, dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). BSI recently commissioned a research study which explored how neurodivergent people experience the built environment.  It provided suggestions for future design guidelines that will reflect how to design the built environment for those with conditions of the mind.
  • Luke Turner
    (Department for Communities and Local Government)
    Building Regulations and Inclusive Design
    A topical update on Part M of the Building Regulations, explaining what is new, what has changed and what is coming up.

The seminar is free to attend, however places need to be booked in advance.
The Access Association Seminar Registration

Access Association members have been sent an email invitation so please do not register using this link. Please email web@accessassociation.co.uk to ask for an invitation.