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Build Expo: Accessible Environments As We Age

Date:
March 6
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Host:
Build Expo
The silver tsunami is here! Now that the baby boomer generation is aging, we need to consider how this impacts our built environment – an overview of design considerations and lighting which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also to have others visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging, whether just slowing down, or have a more vigorous disability. This seminar addresses more than just the minimum standards of technical accessible design, but rather good design practices and implementation overall. We will discuss common areas of concern and issues of aging and our built environment thru photographs of both good and more challenging examples of typical elements.

Summary

An overview of design considerations which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also have others visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging.

Learning Objectives

• Understand how different types of disabilities impact our navigation of the built environment

• Recognize those elements in buildings that impact and can be more of a challenge as we age

• Learn about different items that can easily be implemented now for aging in place later

• Distinguish and identify different hazards to avoid in the built environment

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