Picture-It: A digital tool to support living with autism

"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. 

New publication available today, October 1, the International Day of Older Persons

HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring. It is based on four domains that are key enablers of older people's wellbeing: income, health, capability and enabling environment.

Find out more about Global AgeWatch 2014

Housing America's Older Adults— Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population

Housing America's Older Adults—Meeting the Needs of An Aging Population: America’s older population is in the midst of unprecedented growth. With the aging of the large baby-boom generation and increased longevity, the 50-and over population is projected to increase about 20 percent by 2030, to 132 million. In just 15 years, one in five people will be at least aged 65.

Breaking Through: New projects from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Start Date: 
Sep 15, 2014
End Date: 
Sep 25, 2014
Event Time: 
10AM - 5:30PM
Dyson Building
1 Hester Rd
United Kingdom

This exhibition explores how current research by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art is translating into new products, services and systems – and breaking through to achieve impact in the market, public discourse and policymaking.

The Breaking Through exhibition is part of the London Design Festival

Inclusive Design Hub for the Built Environment

Design CouncilThe Design Council (UK) has created the Inclusive Design Hub for the built environment. It covers buildings and outdoor spaces, in all phases of development including planning, design and construction, right through to the management of those buildings and places. It is a collection of resources and we do not promote the use of one over the other.

Ancient Presence, Modern Projection: Torcello - Venice, Italy

Start Date: 
Jun 16, 2014
End Date: 
Jun 29, 2014
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
New Academic Building, Room 504
41 Cooper Square
New York City

Milestone Architecture’s exhibition, timed to coincide with the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, "Ancient Presence, Modern Projection: Torcello - Venice, Italy" immerses the visitor in a contemporary experience of Venetian-Byzantine structures located on the island of Torcello.  Conceived as a participatory exhibition, live feeds connect Torcello with installations in New York and Venice.

The Zero Project

Zero Project's 2014 report

The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It is run in partnership with the World Future Council (WFC) since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2013.

The vision of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles and Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

UN creates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

In a historic decision, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly today approved by consensus a proclamation establishing an International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The Day will be celebrated each year on 6 April, the date of the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, by UN member states and other stakeholders.

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Universal Design Conference and Higher Education in Transformation Conference joining forces for 2018

Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Conference
In 2018 The Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018) will be held at Dublin Castle, Ireland from 30 October to 2 November 2018.

2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism

Destinations for All logo
The second world summit on accessible tourism will present the innovations and best practices for the development of accessible destinations for all.
Brussels, October 1st, and 2nd, 2018.
For more information visit the Destination for All website
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