Elevate the Standard: Designing for a Barrier-Free Future
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Instructor Maegan Blau, July 31, 2024; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST. Online
July 31, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

By embracing accessibility, designers can create spaces that provide their clients with greater independence and comfort, ultimately improving their quality of life and empowering them to live at home longer. Plus, such features can boost the overall value of a property, appealing to a broader range of potential tenants or buyers. But while the population of individuals with different physical needs continues to increase, the inclusion of such accommodations in interior design schemes remains at a minimum. Blue Copper Design founder Maegan Blau is here to challenge and change that. With a personal understanding of disability and a passion for design, she knows how to seamlessly integrate barrier-free components into projects without sacrificing style. By adopting the methods she’ll share in this workshop, you’ll soon have the skill set necessary to create stunning interiors that are truly inclusive.

In this class, attendees will learn:
- Talk to clients about current and future accessibility needs
- Implement barrier-free design elements in the home
- Plan for longevity and ensure adaptability to life’s changes by addressing accessibility needs at the start of a project

After this class, attendees will have:
- Blau’s Barrier-Free Design Guide: a downloadable plan of accessibility enhancements to add in each room
- An understanding of why residential accessibility is an important and urgent problem to address
- More confidence in how to approach the issue of accessibility with their clients

Additional Information:
This workshop is conducted through Zoom webinar. All you need to join is reliable internet access and computer speakers with good volume.

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Maegan Blau is the founder of Blue Copper Design, an interior design studio based in Arizona that specializes in blending accessibility with beautiful interiors. Since establishing the company in 2018, she has been a trailblazer in the interior design industry. With a personal understanding of disability and an unwavering passion for design, she continually redefines the standards and perceptions of what barrier-free design encompasses. Her design philosophy revolves around creating aesthetic, inclusive and elevated homes where everybody can live an empowered life.