Inclusive Design & Occupational Therapy
January 7th, 2010
Inclusive design is about making places and spaces that everyone can use. The way these areas are designed affects our ability to move, see, hear and communicate effectively.
Inclusive design aims to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation. It enables everyone to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities.
An inclusive approach to design offers new insights into the way we interact with the built environment. It creates new opportunities to deploy creative and problem-solving skills.
Inclusive design is defined by the centre for accessible environments as:
- places people at the heart of the design process
- responds to human diversity and difference
- offers dignity, autonomy and choice
- provides for flexibility in use