Neurodiversity › Why neurodiverse, inclusive workplaces are imperative
Adam Mundy, Global Design Director at Geyer, takes us through how Geyer is evolving workplace design to respond to neurodiversity and embed greater inclusivity and equity into its clients’ physical spaces.
This article was written for and published in Indesign #86, The ‘Hybrid At Work’ Issue, which can be purchased here. It also appears on InDesignLive – read the full article here.
Neurodiversity is a loaded term. It loosely refers to variations in mental function and how they affect our social interactions, ability to learn, concentration and moods. Coined in 1997 as a challenge to the dominant view of ‘normal’, it proposed that mental disability is a societal barrier rather than a pathology. This proved controversial within the disability rights movement, where some argue that the term downplays the medical intervention necessary for serious neurological conditions.
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