CSC Ottawa presents “AccessAbility: Social Integration by Design”

by | February 9, 2016 12:03 pm

In partnership with Carleton University and VisitAble Housing Canada[1], the Ottawa Chapter of CSC is hosting a panel discussion on March 7. The event enables design/construction professionals to learn from a panel of experts about local initiatives and efforts to ensure universal accessibility.

The talk will serve to promote a design approach that allows for social integration, optimizing independence and fostering autonomy, and creation of generous space beyond the accommodation of mobility equipment. Topics include:

● finding ways to help the user group to engage positively with movement;
● designing hand in hand with latest technology;
● allowing the user to sense obstacles via different sensory channels;
● promoting uplifting universal design; and
●strengthening the ‘ecosphere’ of kindness through design and embracing the diversity of families.

Moderated by architect Sonia Zouari (the chapter’s chair), participants include local councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Gensler Toronto’s accessibility expert Amy Pothier, and acoustics expert and Construction Canada author[2], Steven Titus.

The event takes place at Carleton, kicking off at 5 p.m. with networking. For more information, visit[3].

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