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    Universal Design

    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 »

    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 of universal design. CDC Chairman Prof Borwonsak Uwanna yesterday received the petition from the network of volunteers for persons with disabilities and older people as well as university design… Continue Reading »

    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 March 13 and 14. “Inclusive” design, which is both sensitive and critical, is the theme of the Conference, said Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Trustee, GKD Charity Trust and Chairman, Governing Council,… Continue Reading »

    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 importance of barrier-free accessibility and Universal Design for buildings and public spaces in Singapore. The Singapore Universal Design Week promotes the importance of Universal Design in creating inclusive living… Continue Reading »

    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 Auditorium located 2750 11th St., Rock Island. Guest speaker will be William Gorman, executive director for the Illinois Statewide Independent Living Council. A variety of topics will be covered,… Continue Reading »

    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 Assistive Technology, the conference will emphasize on specialized technology tailored to people with mobility disabilities (Assistive Technology) or technology that works for the widest possible range of ability (Universal… Continue Reading »