• Universal Design

    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 »

    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 the National standards Authority of Ireland was a result of a collaborative project between the National Disability Authority, the Equality Authority and Failte Ireland. This Irish Standard, which is… Continue Reading »

    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, Va. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, in partnership with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, Isle of Wight County and the town of… Continue Reading »

    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 16-18 2014. The Lund University provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. Universal design, design… Continue Reading »

    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 all students benefit when they are given multiples ways to take in new information, express their comprehension, and become engaged in learning. Below video features faculty and students… Continue Reading »