News

Jan 26, 2009

The publication International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review has been named as one of the world’s 100 "Best Practices" for 2008 by United Nations Habitat–Dubai International Award for Best Practices.

Jan 26, 2009

Josh Jakus is a Berkeley, California

Jan 17, 2009

25th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities.
May 4-5, 2009. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jan 4, 2009

W3C announces a new standard that will help Web designers and
developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content.

Dec 31, 2008

Improving public transportation for people with disabilities will be the focus of a $4.7 million federal grant awarded, in part, to the University at Buffalo.

Dec 9, 2008

This competition not only sensitizes the public to the topic of universal design, but invites it to actively participate in deciding which entries promise the greatest possible benefit for their target audience.

Nov 10, 2008

RIBA, in collaboration with the University of the West of England, has launched a year-long study of the opportunities available to disabled architects, and how they are treated at work. The research - for RIBA

Oct 29, 2008

Proposal Receipt Deadline: February 19, 2009
The Arts Endowment seeks to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an organization that will carry out a project to increase understanding, acceptance, and practice of universal design within the design profession, by design educators, and by the American public.

Oct 20, 2008

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association, in cooperation with Metropolis magazine announce the twelfth annual Great Places Awards.

Oct 8, 2008

Thursday, October 23rd, 5:00-8:00pm
After 30 years as Adaptive Environments, we are now the Institute for Human Centered Design. Please come help us celebrate our first 30 years and our new name. Board members and staff invite you for a relaxed evening of good cheer, toasts, light refreshments, and live piano.