Flashcards in Recognition of the diversity of user needs Deck (3)
Why is Diversity important?
Business value: diverse workforce = good business sense + meet requirements of equality legislation
Helps to recruit and retain best people
Important to value people's different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and using those differences to create a productive and effective workforce
Important to involve people when assessing risk and managing health and safety
Do facilities managers need to consider inclusive design?
Yes - important for staff to understand how to use accessible features and how to talk to disabled people, via disability awareness training
But it’s for ALL professionals involved in planning and design, construction and building, managing and maintenance to consider + policy-makers