Universal Design in the News

Most of the following references come from Google Alerts. They cover news on universal design that may be of interest to visitors to The Center on Universal Design.

April 17th, 2014

Aging in place -- and stranger danger
How can all those 1960s ranch homes in central Sarasota get the 21st-century nudge they need to accommodate baby boomer retirees'...

Disability Awareness Week: Making it virtual and accessible
McGill’s third Disability Awareness Week will be held March 24-28, and this year’s theme...

March 6, 2014

Inclusive Design: Ergonomics Department
Employers in Ontario may need to start thinking more about making their workplaces accessible to employees with disabilities...

February 24, 2014

Growing Up with Universal Design
Universal Design is a design concept that makes a home more livable and easier to use by as many people as possible, regardless of their size, age or ability...

Visitability and Universal Design
Visitability is an affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach that integrates the most basic Universal Design features into all newly-built homes...

Why Universal Design?
After the universal design webinar, a faculty member shared that she had a student who was deaf who actually dropped out of the program because...

January 16, 2014

Universal design creates a no-barrier home for all
Chron.com
Universal design is about creating a home for everyone, regardless of age, size, or ability. Universal design's features and products make a home safer and more...

FASPAS Widens Universal Design Concepts at WIU
Western Illinois University
MACOMB, IL - Faculty and Staff Partnerships for Accessible Solutions (FASPAS) is a four-session workshop designed to embed Universal Design (UD) into the...

Twitter's new look: a better, universal design
Softonic.com
Twitter has changed its web interface to look more like its mobile apps. The first conclusion is obvious: we are moving towards unified interfaces. The second...

December 11, 2013

Calling for universally designed amenities
The New Indian Express
Even as the Corporation is involving the differently abled in several projects including design of new pavements, members of the community want a universal...

December 9, 2013

Cloud Based Universal Design for Learning Tools
Jen Deyenberg
As a piece of the post graduate certificate in Assistive Technology I'm working on through the University of Calgary...

December 5, 2013

DNR: Creating accessibility
Pioneer Tribune
LANSING - At the recent Universal Design Conference in Marquette, the Department of Natural Resources Grants Section was awarded an "Above and Beyond...

Carnegie Mellon and University at Buffalo researchers improving ...
Phys.Org
Universal design is a human-centered approach to design and business practices focused on creating a more convenient, comfortable, healthier and safer ...

Trends in aging in place and universal design remodeling
ProRemodler
Creating a safe, livable environment to foster aging in place through universal design without the home screaming “this was made for old people” can be an ...

Universal design goes mainstream in home building
Pro Builder
Universal design (UD) isn't just for the elderly or the permanently disabled. As Americans age, they're beginning to realize that their homes need to ...

UNO picked to design largest accessible tall ship in the world
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
The mission of America's Freedom Sailor, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, is to build a universal design tall ship that is accessible to people of every physical ...

The Real World
Huffington Post
In fact, efforts such as Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) show how educational institutions are at the vanguard of understanding the true human landscape, ...

The New Ban in Vancouver That Some People Just Won't Be Able to ...
TheBlaze.com
Stainton told the Sun that there are other examples of universal designalready in practice, including fire alarms that include flashing lights for the hearing ...

Vancouver, Canada bans door knobs for better universal design in ...
BA Haller
“This is very progressive of Vancouver,” says Howard Gerry, a professor specializing in universal design at Toronto's OCAD University. “It makes good sense, ...

Quadrangle Architects wins Universal Design Award
Canadian Architect
Quadrangle Architects' own studio on King Street in Toronto has won a 2013 International Association for Universal Design Award in the Housing and ...

Vancouver Bans Doorknobs
Slate Magazine (blog)
As University of British Columbia professor Tim Stainton explained in the article, the doorknob ban is in the spirit of a concept known as universal design, which ...

Where there's a wheel, there's a way
The Star Online
The travel and hospitality industry should apply the principles of universal design to their products and services. IT'S that time of the year again when most of us ...

Forever Home starts with Universal Design
Regina Leader-Post
Also known as barrier-free design, universal design in homes aims to accommodate people with different levels of ability. Nadler says about two to five per cent ...

Disabled get handle on doors
Winnipeg Free Press
There is a difference between universal design and barrier-free design.Universal design is meant to address all people. Barrier-free design specifically ...

Embracing Variability with Universal Design for Learning
EdSurge
After attending CAST's Universal Design for Learning Institute, I was thrilled to learn that there are educators and neuroscientists researching this very idea.

RIOT: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Library Instruction ...
carolynlouise
UDL originally comes from the concept of Universal Design (UD), which mostly applies to architecture. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act required that ...