• Universal Design

    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 with vision disabilities. And a low, shallow sink eases kitchen work from a wheelchair. The Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences has reenvisioned its residential-design demonstration… Continue Reading »

    New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities

    Students in a new undergraduate course have this question to ponder: How would it feel to be a bright person with big goals and ideas, but live in a world that’s not designed for you? The new course, called Dare to Care: Compassionate Design, spurs students to consider how to engage and address the needs… Continue Reading »

    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 Health Professions (CHP). UDI is a scientifically based concept that emphasizes inclusive practices to maximize student success, including those with ranges in ability, disability, age, learning style, language, race… Continue Reading »

    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 »