Session Title: (419) Equity and Inclusion: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Equitable Play for Children of All Abilities
Session Type: Education Session Talk
Topic(s): Equity and Inclusion, Planning and Design
Day/Time: Tuesday - Block 1
10/10/2023 01:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)) - 10/10/2023 02:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Room: Room C146
Audience Experience Level: Any level
Audience Familiarity with DEI: Any Level
The process of grounding PlayGrand Adventures — a 10-acre, universally inclusive playground — in input garnered from users, medical experts and industry professionals, as well as the multi-disciplinary approach to ensure access to play for any age and ability is presented with a focus on the lessons learned from the multi-year process. We will lead a discussion regarding the ongoing successes and challenges having delivered phase one of the multi-phase project from a programming management, operations, maintenance and safety perspective. Taylor Bunn, a researcher who received her Ph.D. from Baylor University, will share key findings, observations and recommendations for future parks development from her recently completed dissertation, “The more we play together: an illustrative case study designed to explore engagement at PlayGrand Adventures all-abilities playground.”
1. Enhance the definition of equity and inclusion to include the challenges and opportunities associated with designing for all abilities transcending socioeconomics, race, physical or mental abilities.
2. Identify opportunities to extend “design for inclusion” concepts beyond merely access but to full participation in the park experience — from entry, activity and programming to exit.
3. Articulate the opportunities and challenges of fielding a diverse design team, including civic, medical, landscape architecture and citizenry in the design process in achieving an equitable and inclusive outcome for users.
Equity and Inclusion: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Equitable Play for Children of All Abilities
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