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Low Vision Guidelines Seminar
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When: 11/03/2016
2:00 PM
Where: ISU Design West
1014 Design Pl.
Sioux City, Iowa  51101
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment


Seminar Description:

The first of its kind in the United States, the Guidelines will provide assistance to design professionals and others in accommodating a growing segment of the population who live with the spectrum of vision disorders contributing to low vision. The Guidelines address planning and design of a building and facility site, including features used to access the building or facility, such as walkways and pathways, stairs and ramps;interior spaces, including finish materials and fixed and moveable furniture; and lighting design, including the use of daylighting and electrical lighting. 


Learning Objectives

1. Discuss what the National Institute of Building Sciences Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment are.

2. Research how these guidelines transform into standards. 

3. Analyze the process for adoption as a code requirement.

4. Discover how architects, interior designers, engineers and contractors/suppliers can  incorporate these design considerations into their practice.




Edd Soenke, AIA-E is the National Institute of Building Sciences Board Liaison, Principal and owner of the Design Partnership and long standing member of AIA Iowa. 



Program runs 2-4 PM


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