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Accessibility Audits: Creating Living-in-Place by Way of Inclusive Design

Jane Sleeth
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Discusses the importance of accessibility and inclusive design in condominiums, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on living spaces. It emphasizes the need for condos to be designed to accommodate changing demands, including work-from-home arrangements, fitness needs, and aging-in-place. The article highlights the significance of conducting accessibility audits by certified auditors and human factors design experts to identify deficits and prioritize upgrades. The growing demographic of people with disabilities and the aging population underscores the importance of inclusive design for condos. The article outlines various benefits of inclusive design, including attracting more condo owners, appealing to high-end tenants, reducing wear and tear on common spaces, and improving overall accessibility and safety. It also suggests that the application of inclusive design can enhance everyone's access and usability of the building, leading to less risk and greater ease for all occupants.


Accessibility, Inclusive design, Condominiums, COVID-19 pandemic, Wellness, Work-from-home, Aging-in-place, Accessibility audit, Human factors design, Demographics, ROI, Public spaces, Common elements, Safety, Convenience, Living-in-place.

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Jane Sleeth
Accessibility Audits: Creating Living-in-Place by Way of Inclusive Design
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