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Introduction of Issues Regarding People with Special Needs to Design Education

Introduction of Issues Regarding People with Special Needs to Design Education

Year: 2014

Section: Using Technology in Teaching

Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits

Author: Pavlina Georgieva Zabunova, Yordanka Tsvetanova

Series: E&PDE

Institution: Forest University Sofia, Bulgaria

Section: Using Technology in Teaching

Pages: 093-098

ISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the urgent need for timely introduction to design education the problems of people with special needs, and the claim of relevant, appropriate design solutions for them.
The report will show: who are the people with special needs, what is the importance of inclusive design in contemporary urban environment, what are the most common barriers, and conflict situations that people with special needs meet, good practices for creating environment for people with special needs, examples of introducing the problems of disabled people and establishing tolerant attitude from early age, sample projects and tasks acquainting students with the problems of people with special needs proposed by the authors.

Keywords: Design, design education, people with special needs, people with disabilities, inclusive design, urban facilities, urban design

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