OPEN DESIGN UNIVERSAL DESIGN MASTER CLASS (CPD credit)
Ticket Purchase can only be made before the event and will not be accepted on the day.
Attendance register will be at venue from 8:30 on 16 August 2017.
Contact Colette Fransolet for more details [email protected]
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DESIGN, IT WILL ALWAYS IMPACT ON PEOPLE SIGNIFICANTLY!
UNIVERSAL DESIGN METHODOLOGIES SHOULD BE THE NORM, NOT THE EXCEPTION!
EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH UD SKILLS AND MAKE A CHANGE IN THE WORLD!
Activity reference: CPD SAIA 17-05
Activity title: UNIVERSAL DESIGN AFRICA WORKSHOP
SACAP Category One CPD credit value: 1.0 for the full day workshop.
UD AFRICA will offer a CPD accredited full day workshop on Universal Access / Universal Design which by the way should be the norm/second nature when we design anything if we want to stay relevant and contribute to the design of a far more human friendly, accessible world.
IDEAL CANDIDATES: Professional and Candidate Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Architectural Technologists, Urban Designers and Town Planners.
WHY IS UNIVERSAL DESIGN SO IMPORTANT?
WHY DO WE NEED TO CHANGE TO THE WAY WE DESIGN AND STRATEGISE?
People with diverse human needs (people with disabilities, functional cognitive and physical limitations), on a continuous basis, make use of facilities, services and environments. In order for all people to confidently use facilities, services and environments and to enjoy equal access, environmental and cognitive barriers that compromise people’s functional ability, need to be carefully transformed.
The Constitution and other legislative tools require that environments and services be usable and equally accessible to all people. The aim is for all people, regardless of their needs, to be able to make full use of facilities, services and environments, both in the public and private realm. All people, regardless of their age, functional ability or limitations, race or social background have the right to enjoy ease of access, comfort and dignity and to experience, on an equal level, the same facilities, services and environments that are on offer. In order for people with diverse human needs to experience equal and equitable access, significant role-players and decision makers need to be informed, equipped and skilled to bridge barriers and gaps that have historically prevented easy access for all.
Pivotal to enhancing any user’s experience of facilities, services or in an environment, is the understanding of the notions of Universal Access as well as how to overcome imposed limitations and then schedule changes for roll-out to ensure constructive progress is made towards inclusion. A full day workshop would equip participants with an understanding of the concept of Universal Design to design for the inclusion of people with different needs, and will enable participants to identify areas where Part S of the SANS 10400 could be applied, as well as provide the participants with an overall understanding of legislation that supports the use of Part S of the National Building Regulations
Colette Fransolet & Phillip Thompson
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