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 Great Places Awards are unique among programs that honor professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. They seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research, and practice, and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination. Award-winning projects reflect an interdisciplinary approach that is enduring, human-centered, sustainable, and concerned with the experiential relationship between people and their environment (built and natural) over time.
On January 15, 2015, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors adopted an inclusive sport strategy that will provide new intercollegiate athletic opportunities for student-athletes with a variety of disabilities attending ECAC member colleges and universities in Division I, II and III. By taking this pioneering action, the ECAC becomes the first NCAA sanctioned conference to provide a range of options for students with disabilities to realize their dreams of competing as intercollegiate varsity athletes.
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 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
In an historic first, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) sat down with representatives from the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) to hammer out an agreement on movie captioning.
We are pleased to announce IHCD was one of the 14 organizations selected by Community Action Partners this year. CAP is an alumni volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School created to help Boston-area nonprofits apply management skills to their business challenge.