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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
My presentation will discuss findings concerning accessibility and heritage from my recent trip to Chester, UK as supported by the International Experience Award from Queen’s University. This past April, I had the opportunity to visit Chester, a 1st century CE Roman-British City which won the European Commission’s Access City Award in 2017 for its commitment to an accessible heritage city. Based on my research and experience with the City, I believe that they have been successful in reconciling heritage and accessibility due to their community initiatives which see accessibility as a requirement not a luxury. Leading Chester to have a variety of council plans, initiatives, and committees which prioritize accessibility. This community commitment has paid off, with Chester fostering interesting heritage design strategies, receiving economic benefits, and international recognition