A flagship partnership initiative of GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, G3ict is headed by W2i , the Wireless Internet Institute in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities and UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
Abstracts are due by February 17, 2008. The 3rd Annual International Forum, hosted by the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, will bring together advocates, family members, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of perspectives to explore the theme of Sport and Ability.
The IDC 2008 conference will continue to present significant contributions to research, development, and practice in the field of interaction design for children. The goals of the 2008 conference are to better understand children's needs, and how to design for them, with a specific focus on creativity and innovation.
The CIB Working Commission 084 "Building Comfortable Environments for All" invites you to submit high quality research papers for the International Meeting in 2008 in USA. After the Rome Meeting in 2004 and the one in Verona in 2006, the new Meeting of the WC 084 will be held in United States.
Indiana University is seeking applications for a Director for the National Center on Accessibility. This position is an appointed non-tenure track faculty member with the title of Academic Specialist
After one year of intense research work at Zollverein they have been established: The results of the "Universal Home" scholarship competition at Zollverein. In October 2006, ten young designers and architects from all over the world took up their annual scholarship at Zollverein to do research in cooperation with eleven companies on the future oriented issue "Universal Home".
In spite of my sense that we are heading pell mell into the gloom of global warming, catastrophic conflict and hopeless mediocrity, I've noticed a hopeful trend. Beauty and happiness have been rehabilitated from irrelevant to necessary.
Three European kitchen systems prove that universal design and high-end aesthetics are not incompatible. While much is made of the ongoing influence of America’s aging baby-boom generation—whose members are turning 60 at the rate of about three million a year—the demographics of Europe are even creakier. Nearly 16 percent of Western Europe is already over 65. Demographers estimate that by 2050 one in three Germans will be 60 years old or older. These are startling statistics, with profound implications for design.
More than five million Americans have Alzheimer'sdisease, a 10 percent increase from the last official tally five years ago, and a number expected to more than triple by 2050, absent a cure, as the 85-and-over population soars and the baby boomers move into their late 60s and 70s.