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Neurodiversity in Design

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, TBS Member maber will be hosting an interactive session on neurodiverse inclusive design. You will learn about the principles & benefits of inclusive design, experience a VR simulation of how neurodivergent people perceive the built environment, and share your feedback on how The Building Society could be improved to accomodate different needs.
When: Wednesday 20 March, 12.30 – 13.30. With drop-in VR in the lounge space from 13.30.
Where: Conference Space, TBS Fitzrovia, 55 Whitfield Street, London W1T 4AH


The lunchtime session giving members a unique perspective on the challenges faced by neurodivergent communities. Led by Stephanie Kyle, maber’s inhouse neurodiverse inclusive design specialist, the session goes beyond existing industry standards, such as “PAS 6463: Design for The Mind” and “BS 8300:2018 Design of an Accessible and Inclusive Built Environment.

Virtual Reality Experience

Following the talk, TBS members will have the opportunity to try the VR simulation to better understand how decisions we make in the design of our built environment can affect the experiences of a neurodivergent population.
The simulation aims to allow designers & users to experience first hand how those with conditions such as autism, visual impairment & sensory overload might encounter a space.

What is Inclusive Design?

Inclusive design goes further than accessible design by considering many more factors that affect a person’s experience of the space they are in. Inclusive design considers vision and hearing impairment, design for hidden disabilities including physical conditions such as fibromyalgia or Crohn’s disease and neurological conditions such as Autism, Alzheimer’s, and dyslexia.