Designing for Inclusivity: Neurodiversity, Social Equity and Workplace Inclusion
We are living in a time of increased numbers and awareness about individuals with neuro-sensitives and special needs, such as ADHD. In fact, 1 in 7 people are considered neurodiverse but fewer than 50% know it. But these individuals can be high energy, out of the box thinkers, excel in a crisis, and be bold problem solvers. But COVID-19 has also shed new light on an age-old problem, social inequity, systemic racism, and social injustice. The build environments that we live, work, and play in impacts each of us in various ways, and we can help address the issue. To truly design space that is inclusive it is important to understand how space effects people from those various perspectives. Not only is designing to be inclusive the right thing to do, but there is also a compelling business case for it as well. Join us as we share the various aspects of diversity, with a focus on neurodiversity, and explore how to create spaces that are more physically and culturally inclusive for people to allow them to thrive.