Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2018

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The importance of accessible design in education
Marina Beneito Pastor, Adelina Bolta Escolano

Last modified: 07-05-2019

Abstract


Accessible design is crucial on education because it provides equally opportunities of fulfilling everyone’s potential, and it helps the education community to transmit the values of an openminded and empathic society where its diversity is standardised. Children realise about this diversity from the very early stages and won’t be able to learn these values naturally if they are not equally able to interact with the environment that surrounds them. A link between designers and educators must be created in order to include accessible and assistive products in every education facility and exchange their experiences and opinions, so the design of accessible products, environments and services solves real needs and keeps improving.


Keywords


Education; inclusion; inclusive education; accessible design; universal design; design for all

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