Addressing the needs of people with disabilities in the workplace should be more than a tick-box exercise. Tapping into the lived experience of people who know the challenges first-hand is a good place for designers to start.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around one billion people require some sort of assistive technology and by 2050 this figure will double to two billion, yet there is still an alarming lack of good and inclusive design in buildings due to design for the disabled community continuously being an afterthought. Early intervention in the beginning stages of the design process is key to prevent this.
To learn more about the importance of design and architectural practices to ensure inclusion for people with disabilities, and the consultancy agency – ‘Freedom Through Design’ – that aims to help this, click here to view the full report.
Written by David Constantine.