Environments for Aging Conference: A Business Case for Universal Design: The Myth, The Value, The Opportunity
Co-presenting with Keith Gray
Despite the growing popularity of universal design, execution in practice is challenging. Developers and owners struggle to keep costs low and inevitably meet only minimum requirements for accessibility. While this approach may keep costs in check in the short term, lifecycle costs and the positive human health and wellness benefits are enormous for owners and end users. This session is part two in a two-part deep dive. Presenters will focus on the business case for a revolution in universal design and applications. Participants will learn what opportunities exist to leverage universal design as a differentiator in a competitive market.
• Consider the incongruence between the need for universal design and the current state of regulatory standards (accessibility).
• Reflect on universal design as more than design of the physical environment but a conduit to health and wellness.
• Discover the potential ROI of a universal design approach.
• Understand how universal design is a market differentiator you can use to raise the entire field.
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