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Senior Living Design: Looking Through a Different Lens

Course Description

A member of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Lighting for the Aged and Partially Sighted Lighting Committee and the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC), presents a multidisciplinary approach to empower adults with compromised vision in their quest to lead independent and fulfilled lives. This will include an overview of the impacts of aging and disease and the perceptual capabilities of the eye. Attendees will learn the latest information and best practices being researched, developed and applied including a look into the updated ANSI/IES RP-28 Recommended Practice: Lighting and the Visual Environment for Older Adults and the Visually Impaired as well as the FGI Guidelines requirements related to flooring and base and the IES consumer guide CG-1: Lighting Your Way to Better Vision. A situational typology of low vision design will illustrate examples of healthy visual environments based on evidence-based research.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the causes and prevalence of vision disabilities.
  • Explore design guidelines, codes, and standards.
  • Learn about rules and tools to help design healthy visual environments.
  • Apply your knowledge and discuss opportunities and challenges when designing for low vision.

Presented by multiple speakers.

EDAC Course ID:
September 25, 2023 to September 25, 2026
Class Frequency:
Lecture/Educational Session