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EDRA47Raleigh

Start Date: 
May 18, 2016
End Date: 
May 21, 2016
Location
Raleigh Convention Center
Address: 
500 S Salisbury St
City: 
Raleigh
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
U.S.A.

EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground

There is a transition underway in the design industries, boosted by economic forces, emerging societal challenges, and advances in design research. Whether unsettling or affirming, this shift is changing the tectonics of design research, design delivery, and education in ways that can quickly make current and commonplace approaches outdated. What are examples of these shifts?

→ Shifting VALUES
→ Shifting METHODS
→ Shifting PRACTICE
→ Shifting SPECTRUM
→ Shifting LEXICON

Summit on Creativity & Aging in America Webinar

Start Date: 
Feb 3, 2016
Event Time: 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join The National Endowment for the Arts for a webinar at 3pm February 3, 2016 to introduce the white paper from the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, which was hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Center for Creative Aging in May 2015. The summit brought together more than 70 experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the fields of healthy aging, lifelong learning in the arts, and design for aging communities.

Autism Speaks House to Home Prize

Moving out of the family home – that giant step into adulthood – is never easy for anyone. For those living with autism, however, the challenges and fears surrounding this life stage can be overwhelming, not just for them, but for their families as well. While many efforts have been made to support this transition, this important rite of passage is difficult to achieve without the right supports and services. There is no turnkey fix; no one-size-fits-all approach; no easy answer.

Julie Fleck at CDD Forum

Start Date: 
Nov 16, 2015
Event Time: 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location
10-485
Address: 
77 Massachusetts Ave
City: 
Cambridge
State: 
MA
Country: 
U.S.A.

Julie Fleck will present to the MIT school of Urban Studies and Planning on Monday November 16 at 12:00 PM about the Built Environment Professional Education Project (BEPE). BEPE aims to make inclusive design an essential part of the education and training of built environment professionals.

How I Walk: A Campaign to Rebrand the Word Walking

How I Walk: A Campaign to Rebrand WalkingHow I Walk is a movement  to rebrand the word walking by challenging individual and societal perspectives.

The visual campaign aims to promote walking as an inclusive physical activity term that is individualized.  There are various ways to walk, and now is the time to rebrand the word walking so that everybody is included in walking initiatives.

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Start Date: 
Apr 25, 2016
End Date: 
Apr 26, 2016
Location
Hawai'i Convention Center
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
Hawai'i
Country: 
U.S.A.
Contact Information

24:HOUR Universal Design Hackathon 2015

Start Date: 
Nov 12, 2015
End Date: 
Nov 13, 2015
Location
City: 
Dublin
Country: 
Ireland
Contact Information

Gallaudet University International Design Competition

As the world’s only liberal arts university for deaf and hard of hearing students, Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C., is the preeminent center of deaf experience, research and culture.

A new design competition for the historic core of the Gallaudet campus and adjacent public realm will focus on themes of cultural exchange and innovative placemaking.

MIT's assistive technology design class is looking for clients with disabilities interested in creating customized assistive technology & visually impaired volunteers to test a wearable navigation system

The MIT class, 6.811, Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology, team's engineering students want to work with clients with disabilities to create customized assistive technology solutions. They are looking for clients with specific project ideas for their class this upcoming fall. 

Find out more and apply

Smithsonian's Festival ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil Rights

Start Date: 
Jul 24, 2015
End Date: 
Jul 26, 2015
Event Time: 
10:00AM - 7:30PM
Location
National Museum of American History
City: 
Washington D.C.
Country: 
U.S.A.

The weekend of July 24-26 brings nation-wide celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26th, 1990, capping decades of legal efforts and activism to end discrimination against people with disabilities. The Smithsonian is partnering with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in producing a range of activities to mark this historic moment and highlight the ADA’s on-going legacy in American life.

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