• Universal Design

    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 Japanese government for the approval of the Universal Design 2020 Action Plan. Under the terms of the plan approved this week, the government will redouble efforts to promote universal… Continue Reading »

    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 the popularity of universal design and the need for universal accessibility. The  UD conference 2017 will be hosted by American Institute of Architects in New York’s Design for Aging… Continue Reading »

    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 scattered with various tools, and even gets on temporary hoists – in his wheelchair. Born with spina bifida – a congenital spinal cord defect which leaves him paralysed from… Continue Reading »

    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 address all aspects of universal design, design for all, and inclusive design, including universal design of the physical environment, of products and of the digital world. The conference… Continue Reading »

    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 Guide for Public Places. Organized by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the third Singapore Universal Design Week is filled with events on how excellent Universal Design strategies create… Continue Reading »

    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 address all aspects of universal design, design for all, and inclusive design, including universal design of the physical environment, of products and of the digital world. The conference… Continue Reading »

    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 building to ensure that it serves the needs of all users? Inclusive design can make that happen. UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center), in collaboration… Continue Reading »

    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 of professional consultants who are actively working in the field of Universal Design and Accessibility of the built environment, information technologies (IT/ICT), education, transportation, inclusive disaster risk reduction and… Continue Reading »

    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 Chancellor Mehmet Karaca. Speaking at the ceremony, Erdoğan stressed her support for the textile design center for persons with disabilities. “This is the first time in Turkey that a… Continue Reading »