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Changing Healthcare and UX through Design with Thea Kurdi

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Professor, author, collaborator, speaker, we're sure to have an engaging conversation about changing health through integrated design including accessible, universal, sustainable and more with Thea Kurdi.

Thea is a Canadian architectural technologist and member of Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES). For 12 years she has been an accessibility specialist for the built environment applying both barrier-free and universal design standards at DESIGNABLE ENVIRONMENTS Inc. (DE), a Canadian consulting firm.

Over the last 6 years, she has had a focus on healthcare design work including New Oakville Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, and Toronto Sick Kid's Hospital. She has also coordinated and conducted other drawing reviews and building audits for buildings including the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit System and Toronto’s 2015 PanAM/Parapan game facilities. She has also helped to write and illustrate numerous accessibility design stands through her work at DE including the City of London Facilities Accessibility Design Standards, which has been adopted by many municipalities across Canada and around t