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An Introduction to Inclusive Design and Neurodiversity in the Built Environment

22 November 2023 at 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM / North West England / Updates

22 November 2023 at 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
RIBA North, Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1BP
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RTPI North West | [email protected]

Neurodiversity is a term that recognises the variety in the way we speak, think, move, act and communicate; that human brains are diverse and vary from person to person. As a consequence, the way we interact with our environment also varies from person to person. This event aims to explore innovative strategies for creating spaces that cater to the diverse needs of all individuals, including those with neurodiverse conditions. Speakers will use case studies to delve into the principles of inclusive design, emphasising the importance of creating environments that are welcoming and accessible to people of all abilities and backgrounds. This involves considering physical accessibility, usability, and aesthetics.

The event will feature discussions and presentations on neurodiversity, fostering a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and preferences of individuals with neurodiverse conditions. Participants will explore how the built environment can be adapted to accommodate these diverse needs.

The event will also cover current policies and regulations related to inclusive design and neurodiversity, encouraging participants to stay informed about legal requirements, industry standards and best practice.


8.30am: Arrival & refreshments

9.00am: Introduction and presentation from Natasha Trotman, Equalities Designer

9.30am: Presentation from James Pass, Lead Architect (E3 Cube)

10am: Break

10.15am: Presentation from Graham Garnett, Inclusive Design Officer (Liverpool City Council)

10:45am: Open discussion and Q&A

11:30am: Ends

If you have any special access needs or questions about attending this event, please contact [email protected].

In partnership with RIBA North West EDI Group