Did you know that an estimated 15-20% of the Canadian populations are dyslexic, 4% of Canadian adults and 5% of Canadian kids have ADHD and 1-2% of Canadians are on the Autism spectrum. In fact 1/8 people are what we call "neuro-diverse" but fewer than 50% know it!
"Change needn’t be dramatic or expensive. It takes
businesses thinking differently – and adapting accordingly –
to accommodate workers who think differently. By
understanding individuals, organizations can perform better
as a whole.” David O’Coimin / Nook
So how do we provide spaces to support these special populations - and why should we care?
Well it turns out that even if we haven't received an actual diagnosis, research has shown that we all are on the spectrum at some level. By designing spaces that supports brains on the extreme ends of the spectrum, all brains can benefit. Further, the way the Nook has been designed right from the beginning, being adaptable to change is a huge part of what makes Nook unique!