Meeting Archive:
Inclusive design and Age-Friendly Communities

Meeting Description:

Inclusive design is becoming a higher priority across municipalities due to the increasing societal focus on preventative health outcomes, community participation and engagement, and an aging population. With a growing number of active older adults and diverse populations, we must design livable communities that are safer, more inclusive, intergenerational, and sustainable. Adopting an inclusive design approach helps achieve this and emphasizes multidisciplinary collaborations between designers, rehabilitation professionals and end users. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, helps prepare communities for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization.

This webinar will provide health care professionals, designers, and other critical stakeholders with the most up-to-date knowledge, tools, and resources in the field of inclusive design. Webinar participants will get a quick reintroduction to inclusive design. They will then be asked to apply this knowledge to their own practice settings and learn how to reduce the risk of falls through inclusive design across diverse domains of the built environment. Finally, they will learn how Age Friendly Communities can serve as a model for creating well-designed, livable communities.
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Fall Prevention Community of Practice
 Presenter Information
Jordana Maisel, MUP, PhD
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Jordana is the Director of Research Activities at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA). She co-directs the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) and is a project lead in the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation. She PIs or co-PIs several other research studies. She co-authored the Goals of Universal Design and recently co-edited Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities (2017), Inclusive Design (2017), and Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (2012).

Brittany Perez, OTD, OTR/L
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Brittany is Director of Outreach and Engagement at the IDeA Center at the University at Buffalo. She co-leads a federally-funded Field Initiated Research Project on wheelchair securement in public transportation. Brittany coordinates usability studies and leads IDeA Center efforts in advocacy and community engagement. She co-founded a local advocacy network called Age Friendly Erie County, an AARP/WHO Age Friendly Community. Brittany is the Assistant Director for Community Outreach in the University at Buffalo’s Center for Successful Aging.