The Aging Eye: The Importance of Proper Lighting and Color for the Aging Market

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Industry Seminar!

People see colors in many different ways. So how do we design for older adults that see different from us? Cells in the retina that are responsible for normal color vision decline in sensitivity as we age, causing colors to become less bright and the contrast between different colors to be less noticeable. Older adult may need up to 70% more light than a 20 year old. Proper lighting combined with higher contrast surfaces will help with identification, way finding and provide signals for surface changes; room changes; improve safety and aid our ability to walk more confidently. Women want to feel secure and safe in their home. The Smart Home will address these concerns through the use of technology. This informative one hour IDCEC approved seminar will identify key colour and lighting elements that will provide you with design options to help your aging clients navigate through their home safely.

* Learn the demographics & characteristics of the aging client and eye
* Identify lighting elements that improve safety and prevent risk of falling
* Learn how COLOR and contrast improves wayfinding for the visually impaired
* How technology will help with color and lighting color

Wanda Gozdz, CAPS, ASID Allied, President, Golden Age Living, LLC

Additional Information:
Course #IDCEC 106296R1-1000 .1 HSW. Provider # 12-00001540

Event Location

8788 NW 27th Street
Miami, FL 33172

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