Apr 16, 2010

Today, the knowledge is available to consistently design environments that robustly improve individual health, healthcare delivery, organizational effectiveness, and overall community wellness. Indeed, we have the tools to make our entire world become "a place to flourish." Submittals are due online prior to 15 May 2010. For more information, visit A Place to Flourish

Apr 14, 2010

Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that Jason Schupbach will join the NEA as Director of Design at the end of May.

Apr 8, 2010

Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical book offers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast can be incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. The book provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as a valuable information source for busy professionals involved in the design or management of new and existing environments.

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Mar 22, 2010

Danish Designers is a professional hub for approximately 900 individual members, working professionally with design. Our mission is to promote the most intelligent use - as well as the understanding of the true value - of design and of the thinking, skills and capacities of Danish designers. We do this through a palette of services, addressing the personal, professional and political needs and interests of our members.

Mar 3, 2010

The Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind Act of 2010 was introduced on January 27, 2010 and mandates minimum non-visual access standards for all electronic devices. HR 4533 would mandate a minimal standard of accessibility for all consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, home stereo systems, appliances and kiosks.

Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the bill and said, "The importance of access to technology in today's society cannot be overstated. In many cases, a person's livelihood depends upon the ability to use technology," said Representative Schakowsky. "This bill will allow people who are blind or have low vision to compete on a level playing field with their sighted peers and remain productive members of society.

Feb 25, 2010

New Wheelchair Gets It's First Real-World Test

The U.N. Development Programme estimates that less than 1 percent of the need for wheelchairs in developing countries is met by local production, partly because small workshops can

Feb 24, 2010

Award ceremony and presentation March 25, 2010, for the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence honoring Edward H. Steinfeld, Arch. D., AIA recipient of the 2nd annual Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence. The Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence was established to honor faculty members who have compiled distinguished records of teaching, mentorship, research and public service. The event is free and open to the public.