News

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.

Oct 7, 2008

Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law on September 30th Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act of 2008 authored by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). The new law requires cities and counties to include complete streets policies as part of their general plans so that roadways are designed to safely accommodate all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, children, older people, and disabled people, as well as motorists.

Aug 28, 2008

After 30 years as Adaptive Environments, we are now the Institute for Human Centered Design. Please also mark your calendars for a celebration of 30 years on Thursday, October 23rd at 200 Portland Street in Boston. We

Aug 25, 2008

Paper submissions are due Friday, October 17, 2008. The "CSUN" conference is the world

Jul 6, 2008

The RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre is pleased to announce a first Call for
Papers for Include 2009 Inclusive Design into Innovation: Transforming Practice in Design, Research and Business, to be held at the Royal College of Art, London 5-8 April 2009. Include 2009 will be chaired by Professor John Clarkson (Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge), Steve Wilcox (Design Science) and Melanie Howard (Futurologist and author of 'The Future Unwrapped').

Jun 25, 2008

News from Adaptive Environments - We are delighted to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Office for AccessAbility has awarded their 2008 Leadership in Universal Design award to Adaptive Environments. This award will allow us to embark on our plan to create an international web-based universal design case study collection.