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WEBINAR - Thinking Differently: Architectural Design for Neurodiversity & Hidden Disabilities

20th March 2024: 2.30pm to 4.00pm

In today's built environment, creating truly inclusive spaces requires a nuanced understanding of neurodiversity and hidden disabilities. This webinar offers a crucial opportunity for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, and other building professionals to deepen their knowledge and skills in designing for neurodiversity. By challenging common misconceptions and exploring practical strategies for creating sensory-friendly environments, participants will gain invaluable insights into how their designs can better accommodate the diverse needs of all users. In an increasingly diverse and inclusive world, professionals in the architecture and engineering fields have a responsibility to ensure that their projects prioritise accessibility and inclusivity, making this webinar essential for staying at the forefront of inclusive design practices.

The webinar is taking pace during Neurodiversity Celebration Week which is an annual observance dedicated to recognising and embracing the diverse range of neurological differences among individuals, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. It serves as a platform to foster understanding, acceptance, and support for neurodivergent individuals, promoting inclusivity in all aspects of society. During this week, various events, discussions, and initiatives are organized worldwide to raise awareness about neurodiversity and advocate for inclusive practices in education, employment, and beyond.

Our speaker is Stephanie Kyle, Architect and Inclusive Design Consultant at maber.

Stephanie is an accomplished Architect and Inclusive Design Consultant at Maber Architects. With a passion for making the built environment more inclusive, Stephanie offers specialist guidance to other designers, clients, and key decision-makers, ensuring the seamless integration of inclusive design principles throughout every stage of architectural projects. Her expertise surpasses Part M/BS 8300 and PAS 6463 requirements, encompassing considerations for religion, gender-neutral facilities, safe spaces, hearing and vision impairment, and a specialist focus on neurodiverse inclusive design and hidden disabilities.As a member of the UK Neurodiversity in Planning committee, Stephanie advises at a national level and is a sought-after guest speaker at prestigious national and international inclusive design events, sharing her knowledge and advocating for a more inclusive built environment. Stephanie's unwavering commitment to inclusivity extends to teaching architecture and inclusive design at the University of Nottingham on all three RIBA courses, inspiring the next generation of architects.

There will be a Q&A session after the main presentation.


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