A Design Checklist for Success with Inclusive Playgrounds

Webinar detail


March 22, 2023

Time (CET)

6am, 10am and 7pm


60 minutes






Inclusive Play

Webinar description

Statistics show us that children and parents with mobility and sensory problems or disabilities don’t have access to public playgrounds. This is a health and well-being as well as an equity issue for communities. So how can we make public playgrounds inclusive of diverse user needs, accessible, fun and usable for all abilities? How can inclusive playgrounds cater for all and still be thrilling, without disproportionate costs? Join this KOMPAN Play Institute webinar to learn the new science-based practice tips for the design of attractive, active and fun playgrounds for all, that are truly inclusive. 

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Presented by

Jeanette Fich Jespersen

Head of KOMPAN Play Institute

As head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette has over 20 years experience in researching, developing and advocating playground play. Jeanette has served on the scientific and organising boards of several international conferences on child friendly city planning. Jeanette has authored and co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal play design and child development.

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A boy using a walking frame is playing at a colourful, accessible playground with another boy. They are looking at each other happily. It's important to plan playgrounds that are inclusive. Browse KOMPAN's playground planning tools for more information.

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