Conferences & Events

Creating better access for everyone – designing for, and encouraging, inclusion in the outdoors

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018

Time: 1000 – 1600

Location: Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, EH49 7AH

Cost: £50 inc lunch and refreshments

SOAN’s June networking day will focus on what inclusive design really looks like when trying to reduce the obstacles to outdoor access for all.  These barriers may be based on social or cultural issues, infrastructure or ability, but we all have a duty to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.

Topics covered will include the legislative context for inclusion and the guidance available.  The event will also highlight case studies where inclusion has been a focus and there will be workshops where delegates will have the opportunity to discuss these issues more informally.

The event will also include the SOAN AGM.

Draft Programme (subject to change):

10:00-10:30 Registration & Coffee

10:00-10:15 Welcome & Intro

10:15-11:40 Plenary session

Inclusion, what we should all know

Managing recreation for all users on Scotland’s forest estate

How friendly are Scotland’s Great Trails?

11:40-12:10 Comfort break (tea & coffee available)

12:10-13:05 Plenary session

Designing for visual impairment, lessons from Kirkintilloch

Dementia-friendly access

Selling projects to wider audiences – active promotion of inclusivity

13:05-14:30 LUNCH & AGM

14:30-15:35 Workshops

Working with access panels

Infrastructure and funding – providing paths for all users

Cultural barriers and behaviour change

Auditing paths for all abilities

15:35-16:00 Conclusions and closing remarks

Book below:

SOAN Networking Event: Creating better access for everyone – designing for, and encouraging, inclusion in the outdoors

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 10.00-16.00, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AH £50 per delegate
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