215 - Innovation is Invitation: What’s Next in Inclusive Play
Jill Moore, Inclusive Play Specialist, Landscape Structures
Now more than ever, we’ve begun to understand what makes up the fundamentals of an inclusive playspace. We know they require accessible components with sensory-rich play elements, plenty of social opportunities, and levels of play for all to thrive. As we continue pushing beyond ADA compliance to create meaningful experiences for all diagnoses, we’re assessing in more depth than ever how to take our inclusive designs to the next level. How do we elevate the ramp experience? What’s next in sensory play and supporting cognitive disorders, such as ADHD, or even simply supporting children with anxiety? We’re taking a deeper dive into designing for visual and hearing disorders and creating meaningful experiences for all. In this session, we show that innovation truly means an invitation for all. The next step in play is to truly include everyone to thrive.
- Summarize the basic foundation of an inclusive play spaces.
- Articulate how to take these spaces to the next level while challenging existing universally designed spaces and ensuring that they provide a truly inclusive space.
- Innovate designs for different diagnoses from ADHD to visual and hearing impairments for a deeper understanding of sensory play and more.
- Understand how we can provide maximum support for 99% of the population with a disability while understanding that everyone can use these solutions.