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.

July 10, 2014

Learning by Universal Design
Education Week Teacher
David H. Rose is a developmental neuropsychologist and educator who teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the founder and chief education...

June 26, 2014

25 years later, local seminar looks to enhance ADA
Chicago Sun-Times Post-Tribune
HAMMOND ­— Twenty-five years after passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, it’s time for the country to look more broadly at designing public...

June 12, 2014

Media Advisory: UI College of Education to host assistive technology institute in Red Oak
IowaNow
The University of Iowa College of Education ’s Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) will host an Assistive Technology...

Dr. Elizabeth Watson addresses AAMA Summer Conference attendees with presentation on universal design
Glass on Web
Dr. Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin, discussed designing for accessibility during the American...

June 5, 2014

Science Writing and Universal Design for Learning
Reading.org
In October, our article, Science Writer and Universal Design for Learning, Stacey Reed, a seventh grade life science teacher in Wayland, Massachusetts, presented...

May 29, 2014

My House Beautiful: Built for Freedom
Edmonton Journal
You wouldn’t necessarily peg Joel and Amanda Kleine’s home as wheelchair accessible. From the outside, the house is similar to others in the new northwest...

May 22, 2014

Mandan Park Board Raises Fund for Universal Playgrounds
KFYR-TV
School's almost over, and with the warm weather here that means more time outside, but not everyone is able to play. Children with special needs cannot play...

Universal Design Can Improve Voting for Disabled Voters
InfoZine
By Carlos Coba San Lucas - When Mark A. Riccobono, who is blind, first voted in 1996, he whispered his vote to a poll worker. But he was embarrassed when she...

PD 'Toolkit" Adds Social Emotional Learning Resources
The Journal
Goalbook’s web-based professional development platform, Toolkit, now includes new resources to help teachers tackle issues related to social emotional learning...

Gardens by the Bay, Interlace top Universal Design Mark Award
Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE: Thirty-one projects, mostly residential buildings, are awarded the Universal Design Mark this year - up from 26 in 2013. The Universal Design Mark is...

SCG showcases design trends for the future
BusinessMirror
A COUNTRY like the Philippines, which is notoriously prone to natural calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes and floods, has much to learn in terms of disaster-proofing...

May 6, 2014

Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal
Sci Dev Net
A new watch — the Bradley Timepiece — designed for blind people has been nominated for a Design of the Year award at the Design Museum...

April 22, 2014

Aging in place -- and stranger danger
Health: Herald Tribunes
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 Reporter
McGill’s third Disability Awareness Week will be held March 24-28, and this year’s theme...

March 6, 2014

Inclusive Design: Ergonomics Department
OHS Canada
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
LiveSmart 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
LiveSmart 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?
April Pierson Blogspot
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 ...