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Universal Design

Disability rights campaigners aim for accessible toilets across Dubai

Middle East, Universal Design, July 24 2017

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DUBAI: Disability rights campaigners have backed plans to improve access to private health centres in Dubai within six months. While most hospitals have adequate provisions for patients with disabilities when it comes to entry ramps, accessing bathrooms can be a problem, according to Shobhika Kalra, of public campaign group Wings… Continue Reading »

DMU Annual Conference 2017 – Universal Design for Inclusion

Europe, Universal Design, June 1 2017

Universal Design for Learning

UK: The experience of students with disabilities following substantial changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowances system will be the primary focus of this year’s De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Annual Conference 2017. This important subject matter will build on other significant topics discussed at previous DMU conferences as part of… Continue Reading »

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

Asia-Pacific, Universal Design, May 26 2017

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 just some of the features that won serviced residence Ascott Orchard Singapore and Cairnhill Nine condominium the Universal Design (UD) Mark Platinum award,… Continue Reading »

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

Americas, Universal Design, May 8 2017

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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… Continue Reading »

New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities

Americas, Universal Design, April 24 2017

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… Continue Reading »

Universal Design approach aims to benefit all students

Americas, Universal Design, March 1 2017

Sheryl Burgstahler speaking

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,… Continue Reading »

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

Asia-Pacific, Universal Design, February 27 2017

Both side handrails with guidle block at Ueno Station

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… Continue Reading »

Universal Design 2017 Conference in New York

Americas, Events, Universal Design, Webinar, February 27 2017

Universal Design Conference 2017 logo

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… Continue Reading »

Universal design should leave nobody out

Asia-Pacific, Universal Design, January 16 2017

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… Continue Reading »

3rd International Universal Design Conference

Europe, Universal Design, August 11 2016

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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… Continue Reading »

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