Search Results For: Universal Design

BCA Universal Design Award winners showcase facilities for users with mobility disabilities

SINGAPORE: Wheelchair accessible weight machines at the gymnasium, staggered platforms with handrails at the swimming pool, extensive braille indicators, step-free entrances to units and bathrooms. These are Continue reading the story...

Center for Real Life Design launches with an emphasis on universal design and sustainability

Muted colors and matte finishes create a soothing environment for children with autism. A slate-gray cooking surface on a cream porcelain countertop provides contrast for those Continue reading the story...

Universal Design approach aims to benefit all students

Faculty, educators and staff from various Wichita State entities participated in a Universal Design of Instruction (UDI) workshop, hosted by the Wichita State University College of Continue reading the story...

Japan’s Adoption of Universal Design Ahead of Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

TOKYO: In a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe on Wednesday afternoon (22 February) in Tokyo, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven praised the Continue reading the story...

Universal Design 2017 Conference in New York

NEW YORK: The Universal Design Conference 2017, which will take place in New York, USA, March 9, 2017 at the Center for Architecture, aims to propagate Continue reading the story...

Universal design should leave nobody out

SINGAPORE: Senior architectural designer Richard Kuppusamy cuts an unusual sight in busy construction sites when he navigates expertly past enormous cranes and trucks, manoeuvres around floors Continue reading the story...

3rd International Universal Design Conference

The 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD2016), which will take place in the historic city of York, UK, August 21 – 24 2016. The conference will Continue reading the story...

Singapore Universal Design Week kicks off

SINGAPORE: Themed “Universal Design in Public Places” this year, Singapore Universal Design Week kicked off on Wednesday, with the launch of the country’s first Universal Design Continue reading the story...

Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Universal Design Conference

The 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD2016), which will take place in the historic city of York, UK, August 21 – 24 2016. The conference will Continue reading the story...

Grand Rapids YMCA first building to adopt universal design standards

Advances in science and medicine are making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to get around. But how do you design a new Continue reading the story...

JOIN the GAATES Universal Design and Accessibility Consultant Database

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility and Universal Design, is expanding our database Continue reading the story...

Universal Design Center to make clothing for persons with disabilities

TURKEY: Istanbul Technical University’s (ITU) Universal Textile Design Center was recently inaugurated with a ceremony overseen by Emine Erdoğan, the First Lady of Turkey, and ITU Continue reading the story...

Advocates call for Universal Design to be included in new constitution

BANGKOK, THAILAND: An advocate group for the interests of persons with disabilities has petitioned the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) to push for the new constitution’s guarantee Continue reading the story...

Conference on Universal Design in India

COIMBATORE: DJ Academy of Design (DJAD) in association with the British Council is hosting a two-day conference on “Universal Design and Development” at The Residency on Continue reading the story...

Singapore Universal Design Week

SINGAPORE: As part of our outreach program to raise awareness of Universal Design, the BCA organized the inaugural Singapore Universal Design Week to highlight the growing Continue reading the story...

Universal Design Seminar – Feb 13

Illinois-Iowa Center for Independent Living will host a free Universal Design Seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13, at Community Health Care in the Community Continue reading the story...

Universal Design and Assistive Technology Conference

NEW DELHI: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) will be organizing UniDAT to be held on 19 to 21 December 2013. Under the theme Universal Design and Continue reading the story...

New Irish standard on Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services

A new Irish standard (I.S.) 373:2013 entitled, ‘Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services’ was launched on the 30th May 2013. The standards published by Continue reading the story...

Workshop on Universal Design for Water Access

RICHMOND: Designing boat ramps, fishing piers and other water-access facilities for people of disabilities will be the focus of a two-day workshop this September in Smithfield, Continue reading the story...

Call for Papers: International Conference on Universal Design 2014

The Department of Design Sciences at Lund University will host the International Conference on Universal Design (UD2014) to be held at Lund University, Sweden on June Continue reading the story...

Best Practices Through Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles and techniques for creating inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. At its core is the assertion that Continue reading the story...

Program to promote accessibility and universal design standards

KHARKIV, UKRAINE: Press Conference was held on the Official Launch of the regional component of the Joint Programme “Promoting Mainstream Policies and Services for People with Disabilities”. Continue reading the story...

New E-Book on Universal Design Bathroom Remodeling Provides a Blueprint for Artful Style and Accessibility

VAN NUYS, CA: No one needs to tell One Week Bath founder Matt Plaskoff that millions of baby boomers are hitting retirement age. His Southern California specialty construction company receives Continue reading the story...

Sweden will host the next European conference on Universal Design

The Department of Design Sciences at Lund University will host the next biannual Universal Design Conference in June 2014 in Lund, Sweden. The Lund University provides education Continue reading the story...

1st Saudi Universal Design Conference Starts Today

RIYADH: The three-day international conference on Universal Design organized by Global Alliance Global Alliance on Accessible Technology and Environments (GAATES), Saudi Engineers Council and Saudi Architects Continue reading the story...

Universal design strikes a balance between safety and style

Living in a two-story house became a challenge for Susan and Paul Toback and their two sons, one of whom is physically and cognitively disabled. Their Continue reading the story...

NAHB offers new course on Universal Design/Build

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is premiering a new course on Universal Design/Build at the Remodeling Show in Chicago. With its focus on integrating Continue reading the story...

Call for abstracts – Universal Design International Conference 2012 Oslo

The Universal Design 2012 Oslo conference will take place from 11 to 13 June 2012. Its theme will be “Public space: Inspire, Challenge and Empower”, is Continue reading the story...

DPWH-NSFED orients engineers on Accessibility Law and Universal Design Concept

Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines: As one of the three agencies of the government which undertakes major infrastructure projects, the primary task of the Department of Public Continue reading the story...

Tokyo Haneda Airport sets “Universal Design” standards for barrier-free airports

Tokyo, Japan: The universal design principles incorporated into the passenger areas at Haneda Airport’s new international terminal have been acclaimed as world class and can serve Continue reading the story...

Japan Haneda Airport adopts universal design to facilities travelers with disabilities

Tokyo: Japan’s airports have been rapidly improving their buildings and facilities based on the concept of “universal design” as a wide variety of people, such as Continue reading the story...

New Universal & Accessible Design Guest Bath Shows Versatility in Function & Style, Says Innovate Building Solutions

COLUMBUS, OH: When one steps foot into new guest bath at the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL) (a new concept home that will be opening to show how Continue reading the story...

Harvard University professor proposes universal education design

Exploring the idea of universal design within the education system, a guest lecturer took the stage at Keyano College, this month. Dr. Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., a Continue reading the story...

NCPD develops Standard on Accessibility Designs

GHANA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) has developed the draft Ghana Standard on Accessibility Designs (GSAD) to guide developers, designers and other persons Continue reading the story...

Ghana’s building regulations to contain accessibility designs

ACCRA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) together with interested parties, have produced national standard accessibility designs to guide builders and service providers to Continue reading the story...

DocOrigin Improves PDF/UA for Production Document Design and Generation

CAPE CORAL, FLA.: Eclipse Corporation announced the release of DocOrigin version 3.1, with enhanced design and creation features for Universally Accessible PDFs (PDF/UA), meeting ISO 14289-1 Continue reading the story...

UNESCO promotes universal access to digital information for persons with disabilities

On 15 June 2016, UNESCO, in collaboration with UNDESA and OHCHR organized a side event entitled “Universal Access to Information using ICTs with Disabilities: Digital Empowerment Continue reading the story...

30 projects win awards for sustainable, inclusive designs

SINGAPORE: Thirty public housing projects have won 33 awards for their environmentally friendly and inclusive living environments, with the Yuhua estate receiving the top award for Continue reading the story...

Seeking Case Studies in Inclusive Urban Design and Development

GAATES is currently working closely with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)  (Division for Social Policy and Development, Secretariat for the Continue reading the story...

Designing with Dignity Exhibition Opens at Kean University

Designing with Dignity, a new exhibition celebrating accessible design, opened at Kean University on Thursday, March 31, in conjunction with the Thinking Creatively Conference. The exhibition showcases Continue reading the story...
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