SURFACE - Inclusive Design Research Centre

I'DGO TOO findings launched in Europe House

Thursday 26 April 2012

The findings from I'DGO TOO, the second phase of Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors, have been launched in Europe House, home of the European Commission and European Parliament in the UK.

In celebration of the European Year for Active Ageing, the event was addressed by Baroness Greengross, crossbench member of the House of Lords and Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre - UK, who described the research as “phenomenally exciting” for the development of places where “we can bloom as people from when we are very young to very old”.

The morning session included a social networking Q&A, with followers discussing the headline findings via Twitter and LinkedIn, while the afternoon meeting was a chance to find out in more detail about the three I'DGO TOO studies, including the SURFACE work on tactile paving.

Delegates attended from industry, government, the research community and older people’s groups, including SURFACE partners Age UK, English Heritage and the Health & Safety Laboratory, as well as recent collaborators, the UK Department for Transport and Kilburn Older Voices Exchange.

Download the new I'DGO publication, drawing together headline findings from both phases of the project. To find out more about the project, please visit