Universal Design Conference 2016: Universal Design in Public Places

Start Date: 
Jul 27, 2016
Event Time: 
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
392 Havelock Rd
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Bridging the “Know-Do” Gap Through a Universal Design Approach: A National Perspective from Ireland

Dr Gerald Craddock
Chief Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
National Disability Authority, Ireland
Past President, Association for the Advancement of
Assistive Technology, Europe

IAUD 2016 Awards Applications Open

Deadline extended to August 16th!

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).”

International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2016

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

Universal Design 2016 (UD2016)

Start Date: 
Aug 21, 2016
End Date: 
Aug 24, 2016
United Kingdom
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Helen Petrie

We 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.

Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing

Start Date: 
Oct 11, 2016
End Date: 
Oct 14, 2016

Mobility, Mood and Place is delighted to announce an international conference on Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing.

The conference will take place in Edinburgh on October 11th – 14th , 2016.

At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum

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.

"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Freeing Museums From Behind the Glass" by Sina Bahram

Sina 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.

European Commission Proposes to Make Products and Services More Accessible to the Disabled Persons

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

Inclusion by Design Impact Awards Launch on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Inclusion by Design Impact Awards in Sport and Physical Activity #committoinclusionOn the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Physical Activity and Sport Task Force of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) is launching the Inclusion by Design Impact Awards.

The Essex Study: Optimised classroom acoustics for all

"This report is a very welcome and important addition to the literature on the need for good acoustic design of schools, providing conclusive evidence of the beneficial effects of improving the acoustic environment in classrooms.

David Canning & Adrian James
The Association of Noise Consultants
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