Tokyo 2020 - Inclusive Design Advice

Location: Japan

Themes: Inclusive Design, Arts, Sports and Inclusive Culture

Iain McKinnon, inclusive design lead for GDI Hub, visited Tokyo between 5th – 8th February 2019 on a programme organised by the British Council and in partnership with the British Embassy. This followed an earlier scoping trip in July 2018.

GDI Hub have a good relationship with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and have been supporting them in their base camp preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This includes giving advice on accessible hotel accommodation in Yokohama and training facilities accommodation at Keio University.

Iain also met with officials from Cabinet Office, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the organising committee for the Games (TOCOG) to share inclusive design advice drawing on his learning and experience from London 2012 and subsequent Paralympic legacy programme of work.

Iain and representatives from British Council and British Embassy posing with the Tokyo 2020 mascots
Iain meeting to discuss inclusive design and Paralympic legacy at TOCOG offices, Tokyo, Japan

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