Chris Downey, AIA, taps into the fundamentals of design without sight and without any qualms.
Read the article at the American Institute of Architect's website
The International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) conducts activities aimed at achieving its basic objective: “To contribute to the healthy development of society, and improve the welfare of humanity as a whole, through further disseminating and actualizing of Universal Design (UD).”
In that vein, we have been hosting IAUD Award since 2010, which will recognize groups and individuals who have conducted or proposed particularly noteworthy activities aimed at realizing a UD society in which everyone - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, ability, customs, or other factors - can live comfortably, without feeling any undue inconvenience. IAUD cordially invites you to apply for the awards of excellence in universal design.
Trigonos and Soytun were recognized by the Design for All Foundation for their 2015 Good Practices Award.
Professor Jeremy Myerson is stepping down from his role at the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, which he co-founded in 1999.
Myerson is founding editor of Design Week and co-founded the HHC with Roger Coleman with a remit to focus on inclusive design to improve people’s lives.
The International Disability Alliance (IDA), as the most authoritative representative voice of persons with disabilities, has issued a statement Calling for the Global Sport Community to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment (Crime Museum) to address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The settlement agreement resolves allegations that some of the Crime Museum’s programs, exhibits and facilities were not accessible to people with disabilities. As a place of public accommodation under Title III of the ADA, the Crime Museum is required to be accessible to people with disabilities and provide full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services and facilities.
The EHD 2015 is a global forum for the exchange of knowledge concerning the application of research into health policy and practice within the fi eld of healthcare design. Congress attendees will develop their knowledge of the political and economic context, emerging practice, skills and core competencies in designing and commissioning health services, technology and infrastructure, project management, and the evidence-base for healthcare design and quality improvement.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged a 1,144-unit Coney Island cooperative development and the president of its board of directors with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a veteran with a psychiatric disability to keep an emotional support animal. Read HUD's press release
The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research has a call out for articles on Universal Design in relation to a planned these issue on Universal Design. The journal publishes articles in both English and Nordic languages.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until February 1, 2015
Find out more information on the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research's website
"Picture-It: A digital tool to support living with autism" is the fifth in a series that describes design research projects carried out by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in partnership with autism charity the Kingwood Trust, which provides support and accommodation for adults with autism. The overall aim of the work is to improve the everyday experiences of those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through better understanding of their needs, aspirations and physical environment.
Picture-It explores the development of a digital tool to help support staff at the Kingwood Trust to capture and share positive experiences in the lives of the adults with autism they support.