Flashcards in Appreciate and distinguish between ethical issues as opposed to legal requirements Deck (6)
How might you cover ethical issues, as opposed to just legal requirements?
Including a disabled access consultant in early planning discussions (DBA) to influence the design and make it a truly inclusive space rather than meet minimum
Consideration of the needs of users as opposed to designing in functionally inclusive spaces
Access to ‘everywhere’ as opposed to full enjoyment of the space
Do more than you legally need to – try to exceed the regulatory requirements by incorporating relevant
good practice guidance on inclusive design
What ethical issues should you consider?
Over 12 million disabled people in UK and the increasing number of older and very old people who wish to remain active and engaged citizens, can result in a loss of over £212billion to the economy (2017)
An ethical approach to diversity should shift attention from categorisation to the acknowledgement of individual differences
Be prepared to influence the decision maker/client of a project
What questions do designers need to ask themselves?
What are the issues facing the users I am designing for?
Is there a social or environmental cost to my approach?
How do I keep my product from discriminating against its users?
What is unconscious bias?
Unconscious biases = social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness
Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one's tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.
What examples are there of RICS’ commitment to diversity and inclusion?
o RICS participation in Birmingham Pride in partnership with OpenLand (LGBTQ+ networking
organisation for property and construction professionals in the Midlands)
o RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark based on leadership, recruitment, culture and development