International News

AHFE International 2016, July 27-31 2016, wlat disney world, Florida, usa

At the first affiliated conference on Inclusive Design, IHCD’s Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting Global Perspectives on People-Centered Design - A Holistic Strategy for Inclusive Culture.

For more information, see:  http://www.ahfe2016.org/board.html#dfi

Jul 19, 2016

Design That Cares CoverThe third edition of the premier wayfinding guide to healthcare, Design that Cares,  has just been published by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant.  IHCD was pleased to provide detailed knowledge of design requirements for people with functional limitations and information about related US legislation and guidelines. 

May 17, 2016

IAUD Award 2016All corporations, organizations, individuals, and groups, inside and outside Japan, that are interested in "innovative UD activities and proposals for achieving a sustainable, harmonious society through the promotion of new and improved concepts in town development, products, and systems" are eligible to apply. Specific businesses, teams and other sub-units of corporations and organizations are also eligible. So long as the work or the example of an activity is the applicant’s own, it does not matter if it has already been published or presented elsewhere.

Apr 11, 2016

Design for All Foundation 2016 laureates and winners

On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.

For the 7th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 12 different countries as “Good Practices 2015” as they had met the assessment criteria. These Good Practices were then assessed in terms of their relevance, methodology, outputs, impact and innovation by an international jury, which included IHCD's Executive Director Valerie Fletcher, to select the five winners of the trophy 2016. Eight Special mentions were also given.

UD 2016 YorkWe have great pleasure in inviting you to the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design , which will take place in the historic city of York (formerly the Viking capital Jorvik and even more formerly the Roman Eboracum). The conference will explore all aspects of universal design, design for all and inclusive design from both practical and theoretical viewpoints.  We will aim to understand what has gone before to invent a better, more inclusive future.

Feb 8, 2016

At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the SpectrumThe University of Bristol, the Chicago University Press, has published a landmark book on designing homes for people on the Autism Spectrum, At Home with Autism.  The authors, Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen, have been exploring this issue with rare sensitivity and thoroughness for some years. This 320 page book is a tour-de-force with a thoroughgoing analysis of research and precedent, practical design guidelines, encyclopedic references, and an informed rationale for the importance of flexibility and variety. Kim Steele is a research and design consultant focused on improving quality of life through design. Sherry Ahrentzen is the Shimberg Professor of Housing Studies at the University of Florida.

Buy the book online

Dec 1, 2015

Sina Bahram giving a presentationSina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC), an accessibility firm whose clients include high-tech startups, fortune 1000 companies, and both private and nationally-funded museums. Sina is also a doctoral candidate in computer science at North Carolina State University.  His field of research is Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focusing on multi-modal approaches for eyes-free exploration of spatial information.

Dec 3, 2015

In Brussels, Belgium on December 2, 2015, the European commission proposed the a European Accessibility Act which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities at EU level to participate fully in society.

Read the press release