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.

October 17, 2016

Universal Design: Does Your Campus Comply?
EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
Kate Sharron, program manager of Cal State Northridge's Universal Design Center, says the center strives “to educate the campus community so they ...

Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards honor those working to create a more accessible MU
The Maneater
Universal design ensures the accessibility and inclusivity of public spaces. The Mizzou Unity Coalition took the student group award. The disability ...

October 10, 2016

Be inspired at Access All Areas: The Universal Design Symposium 2016
In October at the Viaduct Events Centre the spotlight will be on universal design as some of New Zealand's top creative minds converge at Access All ...

19 hotels recognized for being 'PWD-friendly'
Business Mirror
Other resource speakers representing PWD groups were universal design expert Adela Kono and Dr. Jeana Manalaysay, who both noted the PWDs ...

October 4, 2016

PM touts 'universal design' policy
The Nation
THAILAND is set to transform itself into the Southeast Asian hub of “universal design” tourism, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday.

Efforts advance to set up universal design centre
Australian Ageing Agenda
A new Australian centre for universal design has been founded to promote the principles of universal design and the benefits of social and economic ...

Universal Accessibility: enhancing and promoting tourism for all in SA
She explained the distinction between universal design, a set of considerations made to ensure that a product, service, and/or environment is usable ...

September 26, 2016

National Council on Disability Commends NHTSA Recommendations on Autonomous Vehicles
Travel Daily News International
We have to understand the theory of Universal Design (...) As the world of travel and tourism is an expanding industry and the number of travelers ...

Promoting universal accessibilities in tourism
Financial Express Bangladesh
... among tourism providers; Universal Design of infrastructure (hotel, transports, roads, airports, parks, museums and food service facilities etc.) ...

September 21, 2016

Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016
Travel Daily News International
We have to understand the theory of Universal Design (...) As the world of travel and tourism is an expanding industry and the number of travelers ...

September 14, 2016

Award-winning fitness designer Ryan Eder infuses technology with inclusivity
Soapbox Cincinnati
Eder, an industrial designer from the Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township, is the ...

Stepping Up Stair Safety: Seven Universal Design Concepts
Stairs are a necessity in buildings; they provide a path from one level to another level under normal conditions and an exit path under emergency ...

September 5, 2016

Inclusive neighbourhoods: project develops toolkit for councils
Australian Ageing Agenda
In many ways, designing for dementia meant designing for seniors and vice versa, he said, as universal design principles supported access for ...

August 29, 2016

Universal Design: The basis of empowerment of people with disabilities
The Indian Express
Globally, there is a concept called Universal Design - a design that is usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age, ability, ...

Focus On The Future With Universal Design
The Chattanoogan
As part of this “aging in place” movement, universal design allows people with different abilities, shapes and sizes to all enjoy the same house, even ...

Angie's List: Universal Design Contractors Can Do Amazing Things
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman's physical limitations were no match for a contractor who specializes in universal design. Her story offers inspiration ...

FabCab says its line of prefab homes will let people age in place, and in style
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
He chaired the Northwest Universal Design Council, and led a team that won an honor award in Portland's Courtyard Housing design competition in ...

'Accessibility is sign of Smart City'
Times of India
The conclave, 'Universal Design and Accessibility' was also attended by city municipal commissioner, Mukesh Kumar and officials of Union ministry of ...

August 22, 2016

Workshop to focus on universal design in Charleston
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Create West Virginia and Partnerships in Assistive Technologies (PATHS) are partnering with the RL Mace Universal Design Institute to host a ...

Universal Design for Learning working at Centerburg
Mount Vernon News
CENTERBURG — With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, renewed attention has been given to the goal of closing the ...

Australia to adopt European standard to make government IT more accessible
"Universal design principles should be applied to all IT, but currently this is not the case," the report said. "Universal design is not only important for ...

Chennai Innovators win awards for their work on inclusiveness
Times of India
Kannupayan was honoured with this year's NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards which recognizes organisations that design products that are ...

August 15, 2016

Housing industry failing to meet six-year-old targets for universal design
The Australian Financial Review
Universal design? The housing industry is falling short of targets set six years ago to build new homes that were usable by people with disabilities.

How Universal Design can deliver sustainable outcomes
The Fifth Estate
Ahead of the Universal Design Conference in Sydney 30-31 August, Nicholas Loder investigates how Universal Design is in essence sustainable ...

The MIT Lab That's Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone
The concept of "universal design," which posits that designing for the underserved leads to better products for everyone, is a core tenet of Open Style ...

Blind man Uber-ing: One man's quest to get visually impaired a tech job
The Denver Post
Accessible design makes technology easier for everyone to use, said Howard Kramer, who teaches a course on universal design at the University ...

Making chemical language easy
Royal Society of Chemistry
... on teaching and learning. It considers some approaches that can be used, guided by the general approach of universal design for learning (UDL).

August 8, 2016

Gills propose $11 million Grove apartment project
V Three's plan is for "universal design" apartments, which would be new to the Grove. "Universal design" characteristics include apartments without ...

August 1, 2016

Singapore Universal Design Week kicks off
Shanghai Daily
SINGAPORE, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Themed "Universal Design in Public Places" this year, Singapore Universal Design Week kicked off on Wednesday, ...

Paving the way for more inclusive buildings
The Strait Times
Newer buildings have incorporated universal design - designing for the needs of all - but there are still older buildings which are not accessible, ...

Town Council Endorses All-Access Park at Commons
The Moraga Council unanimously endorsed the universal design playground benefitting all children of all abilities that the Rotary has offered to ...

July 26, 2016

Designing a home for all, for the long haul
UB News Center
Universal design seeks to increase usability, health and social participation for a ... He's also an internationally renowned expert on universal design.

It's An Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey
Huffington Post
I was very excited about being accepted to present my Universal Design concepts at the 32nd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and ...

Tabor Mountain Recreation Society unveils accessible trails at Dougherty Lake
“Some of the elements that we looked at for accessibility, or universal design, is the grade of the slope,” says Harris. “Is it too steep? We wanted to be ...

July 18, 2016

Universal Instructional Design Principles: Usability, Accessibility, Evidence In Moodle vs MOOCs
Are MOOCs really open? We have witness its rise in past years. We have also been witness of the wave of backlash in many of its aspects. Content ...

July 11, 2016

Japanese firms revamping products and signs for clarity
The Japan Times
The Color Universal Design concept aims to offer clarity for all. By rethinking how information is presented, the new designs can also benefit people ...

July 4, 2016

Adapted in TC: Universal access
Traverse City Record Eagle
Universal design reduces stigma and provides benefits for all users. For example, building entrances without stairs equally helps someone moving ...

'Focus on the concept of diversity, not just the numbers,' says Dropbox's Judith Williams
Williams spoke about universal design – the idea that “when we make things, we should make them for everyone”. Turning to the example of Google's ...

UoH gets award for being disabled-friendly
The Hindu
University of Hyderabad has been selected for the seventh NCPEDP- Mphasis Universal Design Awards for carrying out exemplary work towards the ...

June 28, 2016

Universal Design Specialists Now Offering A Fantastic 40% Discount On All EZ Access Handicap ...
PR Newswire
SONOMA, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Design Specialists announced a first of its kind agreement with their Southern California ...

'Designers must focus on meeting everyone's needs'
The Nation
That's the advice from Satoshi Nakagawa, product design engineer, CEO of Tripod Design Co Ltd (Japan) and pioneer of Universal Design in Asia.

Honors for school district's practices positive sign
The Republic
Not only has Universal Design for Learning helped the general student population, but it's also benefited special-needs students. Graduation rates ...

Accessibility and accommodations capabilities provide greater equity for underserved student ...
Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a foundation, MAP now supports the most widely used visually assistive software and devices: JAWS ...

June 20, 2016

Open Captions: The Last Frontier in Accessibility
Inclusive design and universal design go beyond accessibility minimum requirements and attempt to provide environments, products and services that ...

June 13, 2016

Capitol Hill Rowhouse Will Allow Its Residents to Age in Place
Builder Magazine
A quirky Washington, D.C., renovation proves that universal design can be warm, inviting, and fun. By Edward Keegan ...

A research project to improve the laws regarding disability
... the axis on which all of the system of the rights of persons with disabilities is carried out: universal design, accessibility and reasonable adjustments.

June 6, 2016

Learn to Create a More Accessible World Through New Universal Design Program at UK
"Universal design (UD) utilizes a broad set of strategies that promote inclusion and participation of all, particularly people with disabilities, within a ...

On Universal Design: How Businesses Can Benefit From Boosting Accessibility
On Thursday, experts in accessibility and universal design came together at the DMZ for a panel discussion on these issues, what's being done, and ...

20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
I taught the first online learning class at the University of Washington in 1995. My co-instructor was Dr. Norm Coombs, who was, at the time, a professor at ...

May 31, 2016

On Universal Design: How Businesses Can Benefit From Boosting Accessibility
Techvibes (blog)
On Thursday, experts in accessibility and universal design came together at the DMZ for a panel discussion on these issues, what's being done, and ...

What Every Startup Should Know About Design
Co.Design (blog)
Clark Sheffy shares his thoughts on universal design and solutions to the ... In other words, create a clear value proposition—and design the proof of ....

May 24, 2016

Considering a Universal Design for Learning Approach For Students? A New Playbook from ...
Press Release Rocket
The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for K-12 education specifically endorses Universal Design for Learning(UDL), a set of principles that ...

What Senior Living Gets Wrong about Sustainable Design
Senior Housing News
... and neural activity, the white paper says. “Improving resident experience is a universal design goal everyone tends to agree on,” Wood tells SHN.

May 16, 2016

Universal design allows use and access across generations
Winston-Salem Journal
“As builders, we're doing something wrong here. The answer isn't to continue to renovate, but to build it with a universal design in the first place.”.

Joplin Habitat Building Universal Design Home
NewsTalk KZRG
Joplin Area Habitat For Humanity, the Independent Living Center and Thrivent Financial are teaming up to build a unique home in Joplin. It's for Travis ...

New App Helps Design a Dementia-Friendly Home
Builder Magazine
Most of these environmental concepts are generally just good design concepts, using elements of universal design to make living environments easier ...

May 10, 2016

Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades to remain free to "customers who use assistive technologies"
Universal design is central to how we realize our mission and will make all our products better. Along with our Senior Leadership Team, I will continue ...

April 25, 2016

'Universal design' thinking could improve Common Core learning for all students
Education Dive
Christine Fax-Huckaby, a special education academic support teacher in California's Sweetwater Union High School District, writes for eSchoolNews ...

A One-Stop Guide to Designing the Streets of the Future
“When you strive for universal design and make a stop inherently accessible through its design, you can speed up the boarding process for everybody.

P.K. Yonge teacher uses various methods to help students learn
Gainesville Sun
He graduated with his doctorate in 2014 after completing his dissertation on universal design for learning, which he discovered about 10 years ago at ...

ISU industrial design and Courage League Sports team up to create assistive sports devices
Iowa State University News Service
... and assistive devices, gaining an understanding of the differences between assistive, adaptive, barrier free, transgenerational and universal design.

April 18, 2016

Disability-friendly city pilot projects to be launched in Dubai
Khaleej Times
Four pilot projects based on universal design will be launched in Dubai at the end of 2016 to tie in with the city's goal of becoming the most ...

Three factors that make up an inclusive school
In the context of Universal Design for Learning, episteme constitutes the first principle: Provision of multiple means of representation. Since children ...

April 11, 2016

Updates for greatest usability in tight constraints
The San Diego Union-Tribune
According to AARP, “Unlike ADA-compliant institutional-looking bathrooms, the universal design bathroom is visually appealing. It does not look as if it ...

New Melbourne Schools Must Adopt Inclusive Designs
"These designs work with the Universal Design Principles really so they become a facility where all kids of all age and abilities can actually use these ...

Designing with Dignity exhibition open at Kean University
The homes utilize universal design principles to create dignified solutions with an accessible human-centered focus. Designing with Dignity is on view ...

March 31, 2016

Creating Inclusive Environments with DeafSpace Architecture
These principles align very well with the principles of universal design and, like many of the design aspects, they not only benefit the deaf ...

IU Campus lacks accessibility, useability
Indiana Daily Student
While IU has not yet fully committed to constructing future buildings using only principles of universal design, some of the new buildings have ...

March 23, 2016

Brookes Inclusion Lab blog gives educators practical tips and success stories for teaching every learner
PR Newswire (press release)
Adapted from Teaching Everyone by Whitney Rapp and Katrina Arndt and Universal Design for Learning in Action by Whitney Rapp ...

March 17, 2016

U must expand classroom access
Minnesota Daily
According to experts in educational design, the University of Minnesota is behind in shaping classrooms around a model of “Universal Design,” where ...

March 7, 2016

Using Universal Design for Learning to help diverse students
Education Dive
Universally designed lessons (UDL) utilize a diverse array of components, like audiovisual options, illustrations, enlarged print, or glossaries, and the ...

U mulls universal accommodation
Minnesota Daily
Ehlinger said she wants to compare these challenges to a method called Universal Design and ask students if they could benefit from a similar system.

February 29, 2016

The Culture of Inclusion Is a Culture of Kindness
My Jewish Learning
“Universal Design takes into account the full range of human diversity, including physical, perceptual and cognitive abilities, as well as different body ...

New arts workshop to be offered
Laconia Citizen
The workshop will include an examination of the key components of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in relation to arts-based research on learner ...

RELEASE: PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments Are a Major Step Forward in Accessibility ...
Center For American Progress
A closer look at the new assessments developed by PARCC and Smarter Balanced show the breadth of thoughtful universal design features that have ...

Paralympian's wheelchair push gets boost of her own design
Cayman Compass
“I am working on getting all 30 members of my [varsity racing] team … printed gloves, and I am also working on a universal design that children and ...

Brandman's programs for accessible education gain international reputation
Brandman News Now
... States and their role in the create of a universal design for learning and information about the most prevalent disabilities among university students.

February 23, 2016

Universal Design Allows Aging in Place
Iowa Public Radio
Universal design helps make homes function for people with varying levels of mobility. In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with ...

How disability helped change Microsoft's design principles for Cortana and Bing
Using his previous curb experience as a metaphor, de los Reyes prompted the idea of universal design. Something as simple as a curb cut out ...

February 17, 2016

How Polling Station Design Could Influence Elections
Poorly designed polling stations could discourage some people from voting. Time to adopt a universal design standard. Top Photo: Burlingham via ...

SU program that helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities gets $2 million
The Daily Orange
Part of what the Taishoff Center is doing with InclusiveU is taking principles of universal design for instruction, and also principles of inclusive ...

New series aims to make smart living more accessible
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Q: People use terms such as universal design or aging-in-place design. What do they mean? I prefer to call it “smart livable homes design.” The other ...


Mary Free Bed YMCA opens doors
Grand Rapids Business Journal
The new Mary Free Bed YMCA in Cascade Township will be the first YMCA facility in the world to receive a Universal Design certification, which ...

December 9, 2015

Second-grade classrooms at Ixonia Elementary are exploring Universal Design for Learning practices.
Lake Country Now
Other grades and classrooms around the district are incorporating UDL into their work, but there are some things that are unique to 2nd grade at Ixonia ...

Should Business Care about Universal Design?
Universal design needs to cross into mainstream design to service a growing market driven by changing demographics and a socially responsible ...

Seoul Design Week features minority-friendly design expo
Korea Times
The "2015 Universal Design Expo," in which 55 companies participate, is divided into three zones _ a model house with various functions for an ...

Seoul Design Week features minority-friendly design expo
PR Newswire
The goal of the design challenge is to generate universal design elements and build an attractive, adaptable and affordable home of the future that ...

Street smart: Uniform design could pave way for easy travel
Times of India
For long, disabled rights activists have demanded construction of pavements and streets based on universal design. Though the guidelines prepared ...

MBPJ now provides disabled-friendly buses and bus shelters
The Star Online
She said bus shelters as well as buses must be accessible and comply with universal design. “The disabled will not be able to use buses if bus ...

December 2, 2015

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey
Huffington Post
For me, the experience that fits the bill completely occurred during the 2015 Universal Design Symposium held at North Carolina State University, ...

John Killeen: What Euclid might say about urban design
News & Observer
Writing this is really a set-up for the concept of universal design, which you can learn a lot more about at http://nando.com/2wz. But I will add that if we ...

How to choose a ceiling hoist system
Architecture and Design
This has seen a shift in the industry towards universal design – a concept based on allowing everyone, to the greatest extent possible and regardless ...

November 24, 2015

OB: Joan Seirlis fought for accessibility for everyone
Highway Mail (blog)
JOAN Seirlis, a well-known South African architect and tireless advocate for universal design (which produces accessibility to everyone), passed away ...

November 17, 2015

$3.5 million apartment renovation project coming to a close in Lynchburg
Lynchburg News and Advance
Each apartment meets universal design, which allows for easier navigation around the unit, she said, while five apartments have accessibility features ...

November 9, 2015

A universal approach to accessibility on McGill campus
McGill Tribune
McGill is seeking to incorporate universal design—an approach towards the establishment of an environment that adapts to everyone's needs—to the ...

Building an accessible AU
The Eagle
Ramps, curb cuts and larger bathrooms were early signs of AU's application of universal design. Universal design allows people of all abilities to have ...

Colleen Kelly Starkloff Honored With Disability Awareness Award from the Missouri Commission ...
“The Starkloff Disability Institute, through its programs and Universal Design Summit, is educating the public on how to help people with disabilities ...

Council defers chamber upgrades
Campbell River Mirror
“The most important part to me is the upgrades for the concept of universal design.” Samson said council chambers could also benefit from ...

November 3, 2015

Buying a home for today...and tomorrow
Tucson Local Media
Universal Design: Originially aimed at creating easily accessible spaces for individuals with physical disabilities, Universal Design has evolved to ...

October 27, 2015

Universal Design Center in Istanbul to make clothing for the disabled
Daily Sabah
"Actually, 'universal design' means 'design for everyone.' According to this view people who are affected by obstacles are not only limited to those who ...

CSU faculty support more inclusive learning environments
Colorado State News
Universal design for learning is a set of principles that help instructors create inclusive learning environments accessible to students with disabilities ...

School Specialty to Display Furniture & Equipment for 21st Century Learning at EDSpaces 2015 Conference
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Understanding Sensory Processing as Part of Universal Design for ... Cruse noted, "Universal Design for Learning reduces barriers in instruction, ...

National Transport Summit hosted at TUT looks at access to transport for people with disabilities
Mail & Guardian Online
Amanda Gibberd, Director of Universal Design in Public Transport at the National Department of Transport, lauded TUT for a job well done, saying: ...

October 20, 2015

Universal design for the less-able
Architecture and Design
The term “universal design” has made its way into the industry recently, but what does it really mean and how will it impact on design? Universal ...

Event discussing the concept of Universal Design Homes to take place on Monday
Galway Advertiser
An event will take place in the Town Hall on Monday October 19 to explain the concept, and discuss the benefit of Universal Design Homes. Members ...

UB IDeA Center receives $4.6 million federal grant
UB News Center
Universal design strives to improve usability, health and social participation, while accommodating the diversity of abilities and needs in the population ...

Panel to discuss higher education
Iowa State Daily
The first part of a panel on "An Overview of Universal Design for Learning in Higher Ed," with Sheryl Burgstahler, Maureen De Armond and Steven ...

Guide opens door to sports accessibility
PS News
He said applicants for funding through the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund would be required to address Universal Design criteria.

October 13, 2015

Why Don't Tech Companies Care More About Customers With Disabilities?
Slate Magazine
But universal design and accessibility are hardly new ideas. That's the frustrating thing for people like Sandy Plotin, managing director of the Center for ...

MCAD rethinks accessibility and design through exhibit
Miami Herald
Downey teaches a class on accessibility and universal design at University of California, Berkeley. He said bringing old buildings up to current ADA ...

5 Radical Ways Designers Can Help People Age in Place
Reverse Mortgage Daily
One of the key ingredients to a senior-friendly city is achieving a connection between accessibility and livability, or universal design, according to Jack ...

A sword that still hangs
Deccan Herald
... India Campaign, she shares, “The mandate is to have universal design in terms of infrastructure of public buildings, public transport and information ...

October 7, 2015

Columbus home honored
Columbus Dispatch
The Universal Design Living Laboratory, a home built to demonstrate "universal" design, has been awarded LEED status by the U.S. Green Building ...

Soon, star ratings for products on user-friendliness
Times of India
What makes the initiative path-breaking is that 'universal design' is integral to the 'developed world' but is still to find resonance in India. 'Universal ...

Waters' Edge proposes 800 homes for older residents
The Coloradoan
The project, north of Fort Collins Country Club and Richards Lake Road, incorporates universal design with living space all on one level, miles of trails, ...

How To Make Fashion More Accessible For Wheelchair Users And The Disabled
Universal Design is a subject that's discussed in product design and architecture, but very rarely in fashion. Can you tell me a bit about why you think ...

October 1, 2015

Updated Second Edition of Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice
DO-IT is excited to announce the second edition of Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice, edited by DO-IT Director Sheryl Burgstahler.

September 29, 2015

Making Ipswich more accessible
Wicked Local Ipswich
Since the meeting, Crosbie has asked town officials to study the problem and make corrections, including incorporating universal design accessibility ...

Design Direction: Realistic views, planning lead to success
A: Turning a small church into a home for a woman who was interested in universal design, aka gracefully aging-in-place. It turned out beautifully.

Couple 'Happy on Wheels' in Rehoboth Beach
Cape Gazette
"It's important to think about universal design," Sheri said. "It's good for business, it's good socially, and it's not hard to do. It's something that makes ...

September 23, 2015

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Aims to Make the Mary Free Bed YMCA the First Building in the ...
The goal of the partnership is to work towards receiving the first Global Universal Design Certification from the Global Universal Design Commission ...

City Planners Must Practice Everyone
Next City
This everyday disability should inform our choices in urban planning and universal design. To some extent, that is happening under the auspices of ...

Consultants Present Results Of Farmington Center Study
Hartford Courant
Ruth Grobe, chairwoman of the human relations commission, spoke at the meeting, asking town officials to consider a "universal design" when ...

September 14, 2015

Diversity by Design: Inspiration from my Morning Walk
Jerusalem Post Israel News
In fact, it is the central concept behind Universal Design – a school of thought that promotes consideration of the full range of human diversity, ...

Top home design trends key to a good home
Tucson Local Media
Universal Design: As the population ages, home features are becoming more accommodating of individuals with differing height and mobility needs ...

September 8, 2015

Universal Design for Learning and the Arts: A Seminar at RIC
Rhode Island College News
Neuropsychologists have found that right-brain people have different skills and preferences than those who are left-brain. Universal Design for ...

Architecture students explore design solutions during Accessibility Awareness Day
ND Newswire
Architecture students explore design solutions during Accessibility Awareness ... on accessibility and building codes, and the idea of universal design.

August 31, 2015

New and emerging trends in seniors housing
REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network
Developing projects around the principles of universal design is also becoming more commonplace. Universal design, sometimes known as ...

Rhapsody of a man with polio — a life unbound by physical constraints
China Post
The question was raised by Tang Feng-chen (唐峰正), Foundation of Universal Design Education (FUDE, 自由由空間教育基金會) chairman, when he ...

Why Universal Design is Vital
Steinfeld is seen as a leader in the area and his work has made a considerable contribution to the evolution of universal design (UD) in recent years...

Please Touch Museum and Imagination Playground Partner for World Meeting of Families
PR Web (press release)
The WMOF Youth Congress has a universal design and is accessible to all young people ages 6-17, who are registered and attending with their family ...

Why Universal Design is Not Just 'Access'
The term is largely attributed to the late Ronald L. Mace, former program director of The Centre for Universal Design and is said to have been coined ...

August 24, 2015

Outdoor Notebook: Removing obstacles
Elmira Star-Gazette (blog)
Birdseye Hollow State Forest and County Park in Bradford, Steuben County is now accessible to more people after opening of a new universal design ...

Demand For Universal Design House Plans Is On The Increase
Digital Journal
Recent studies into the construction industry have shown that the demand for universal design house plans is on the rise. As the population ages, ...

August 17, 2015

Custom builders offer homes with luxury upgrades, unique architectural touches
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
As the country grows older and many baby boomers look to retirement, Universal Design features are an ever-growing priority for many custom buyers ...

August 10, 2015

How tech-driven learning can benefit students with disabilities
Education Dive
One model of that has been the development of a so-called “universal design for learning,” a framework for classrooms that support all students' ...

How makerspaces can be accessible to people with disabilities
UW Today
The UW's AccessEngineering program helps train faculty from across the country in universal design, which means designing spaces, curriculum or ...

August 3, 2015

New Ann Arbor Amtrak station platform another step toward universal design
But what is easily lost in the celebration is that this new improvement, while a welcome addition, is only one more move toward universal design that ...

People With Disabilities Still an Afterthought in Tech Design
Voice of America (blog)
There's this concept called Universal Design, which says that you should be designing a system to support a wide range of users, including people ...

July 27, 2015

Westport's Elaine Ostroff is a champion of universal design
Wicked Local Westport
Westport's Elaine Ostroff is a champion of universal design ... Good design principles are used by professional home and commercial builders, product ...

New building design guidelines for disabled and elderly
Channel News Asia
One of the measures is the launch of a set of enhanced Universal Design Mark criteria, which set higher certification benchmarks and provides an ...

July 20, 2015

Millennium Park sets accessibility standards, ADA says
Jack Catlin considers Millennium Park one of Chicago's crown jewels. Not only because of its beauty and splendor, but because of its universal design ...

New playground dedicated in Youngstown
According to the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, “Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be ...

July 7, 2015

Is the universal design concept due for another makeover?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
I tuned in the other day to a live chat on Twitter about universal design, hosted by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. Like a lot of ...

Technology helps level playing field for special ed students
The Sun Chronicle
Janssen, the assistive technology coordinator for Attleboro schools, said universal design is a concept that recognizes the wide range of human ability, ...

July 7, 2015

Universal Design: Building a Foundation for People With Disabilities
State College News
The story went viral. A couple, including their son who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress related to his military service, attempted to check ...

Francine McClendon: 'Visit-ability' movement's motto: Access for all
Grand Forks Herald
GRAND FORKS—Visit-ability, also called inclusive home design, universal design or "age in place" design, means providing basic accessibility in ...

June 29, 2015

Five ways to implement universal design in your home
The Tennessean
Families looking to customize their homes to suit their lifestyles both now and in the future can easily implement universal design techniques.

June 23, 2015

Scotch Plains design firm keeps elderly Aging in Place
In a news release, the partners said they are proponents of the emerging “universal design” philosophy. They said they operate under the premise that ...

June 17, 2015

Universal design is gaining traction
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The co-owners and friends remodeled the unit using universal design principles, even though they have no current disabilities. Staff photo / Harold ...

Universal design is gaining traction
Business Wire
Jodi Olshevski, gerontologist and executive director of The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence, discusses the benefits universal design and ...

Making PJ people-centric
The Star Online
THE “Universal Design and Accessibility In The Built Environment Towards A People Centred Petaling Jaya” workshop, which drew some 300 ...

How accessibility features can serve all homeowners
What has come to be called "Universal Design" is a set of standards for making every house a welcoming home for inhabitants of all ability levels.

June 11, 2015

A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning
Inside Higher Ed
Universal design is not a substitute or synonym for ADA standards or ideas of barrier-free design. Rather, it is a broader concept for the design of ...

IT Carlow graduate wins top three awards at Universal Design Grand Challenge
A product design graduate of Institute of Technology (IT) Carlow, Jack Gregan, has won the top three awards at the Universal Design Grand Challenge ...

Universal Design Specialists Announces US Made Designer Handicap Showers From Best Bath Systems
EIN News
Universal Design Specialists announced that the very latest US Made Designer Handicap Showers from Best Bath Systems are now available for ...

Farmington teacher nets Oakland Schools' first 'UDL' award
It's all part of Universal Design for Learning which their teacher, Whitney Tyner, is dedicated to incorporating into her classroom, and helping her ...

ARL launches blog on web accessibility in research libraries
Research Information
Ed Van Gemert, chair of the ARL Accessibility and Universal Design Working Group and vice provost for libraries and university librarian at University ...

June 5, 2015

Why India needs universal design
The Hindu
“While this is common in several Indian cities, the concept of universal design can be adopted to make roads user-friendly,” says Niels Schoenfelder, ...

May 26, 2015

Why India needs universal design
The Hindu
“While this is common in several Indian cities, the concept of universal design can be adopted to make roads user-friendly,” says Niels Schoenfelder, ...

Universal Design for Learning Could Help Personalize Learning
Education World
For those unfamiliar, the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) is a theory developed in the 1990s that stipulates that teaching for all can be optimized ...

The principles of universal design and barrier-free environment were discussed in Minsk
Social experiments, interactive games, mobile exhibitions and mobile apps – these are only few examples of using different tools helping to expand ...

Even Tiny Updates to Tech Can Be Obstacles for the Disabled
By designing from a place of empathy, with an eye on accessibility and universal design, developers have the power to improve and enhance the lives ...

USC Davis course helps contractors make homes safer for older adults
USC News
“It's not just about learning to assess the home and decide which universal design elements to recommend,” she said. “It's also about learning to work ...

May 18, 2015

Expanding the frontiers of universal design
REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network
Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility. It means creating spaces that are meaningful to their diverse users, it means ...

Universal Design Specialists Announces Introduction of New Subway Tile Walk in Handicap ...
EIN News
Universal Design Specialists is excited to announce that they are now offering the latest designs of subway tile handicap shower stalls from Best Bath ...

North Farmington teachers' video ties for top place
CASE, Center for Applied Special Technology, is the organization at the forefront of Universal Design for Learning. UDL is defined as “a framework to ...

May 11, 2015

Acer wins seven Computex product design awards
Focus Taiwan News Channel
... of materials, environmental friendliness, functionality, utility value, safety, ergonomics, universal design, product identity and product branding.

May 8, 2015

STACK: A Student Designed 3D Printed Measuring Cup Built on Universal Design
Universal design is the idea that improving our designed environment for people with disabilities isn't a way of ...

Universal Design Specialists Now Featuring Unique ADL Spa Sliding Door Handicap Tub
EIN News
SONOMA, CA, USA, April 30, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Universal Design Specialists announced that they are now offering the unique Best Bath ...

More buildings win BCA award for user-friendly design this year
The Straits Times
The BCA Universal Design Mark is a voluntary certification scheme for developers and architects who adopt the philosophy of "universal design" - that ...

April 29, 2015

Senior wellness: Universal design makes homes accessible
One of those changes includes modifying homes to meet needs through Universal Design. Mike Faber from Grand Rapids Community College's Older ...

Trail opens public bosque to all of us
Albuquerque Journal
Universal Design considers human differences across the spectrum of age, gender, race, culture and ability/disability. A good example of this is the ...

BCA launches a competition to push design appreciation
Marketing Interactive
This is a competition aimed at enhancing the appreciation for Universal Design (UD) in the built environment. Project BUILD seeks to educate and ...

National institute for differently abled to come up in Delhi
Business Standard
Touted as the first-of-its-kind institute in the country, the National Institute for Inclusive and Universal Design (NIIUD) would be engaged in designing ...

April 20, 2015

Communities and Manufacturers Need to Tap Into Universal Design Market
Korea Times
About 700 fourth and fifth grade elementary students in 25 Seoul schools will receive "universal design" education to learn how to be considerate to ...

Blueprints for change
The Post
Blueprints for an official universal design, however, at this point “haven't ... Purdy also is a proponent of universal design and said that, while it might ...

'Design empathy' builds inclusive spaces for people with autism
The Globe and Mail
Architects and designers have been thinking about issues of this kind for decades. The idea of “universal design” was formalized in the 1960s, with the ...

April 17, 2015

The Substantive Impact of Universal Design
Daily Californian
Universal design refers to the architectural ideology promoting accessibility and inclusivity in city, building and environmental planning. It maximizes ...

Removing Barriers and Transforming Lives At The Center for Enriched Living
Chicago Tribune
Universal Design elements will allow Rachel to use the building more independently. (Posted by The Center for Enriched Living, Community ...

Study: Design flaws in seniors housing includes lack of wheelchair access
“In each development, there were only a small number of units that were designed using universal design — wheelchair accessibility, lower counter ...

April 9, 2015

LPU inaugurated annual Architectural Innovation & Design Fest 'I-DOT 2015'
India Education Diary
... Eco Architecture; Universal Design; User Centric Design; Furniture as a design intervention for negative/grey spaces in architecture; Communication ...

March 30, 2015

Disability Studies, Universal Design Shed Light on Issues
KSMU Radio
From there came the idea of universal design. Staeger-Wilson explains that the principle of universal design is to be proactive and plan for resources ...

Pocket doors offer accessibility in every home
Beckley Register-Herald
With growing use of universal design standards, room accessibility is improving for people of all abilities. Pocket doors should always be considered ...

The 5 best "good practices" on accessible design
West - Welfare Society Territory
With the aim to demonstrate that the implementation of design for all/universal design in any form contributes towards improving quality of life for ...

Webinar: Universal Design for Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries
ALA Connect - American Library Association
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides an excellent framework for classroom technique and theory for librarians, instructors, teachers, and ...

March 24, 2015

The lasting legacy of universal design champion Michael Graves
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Famous for his Target kitchen gadgets and an abhorred Oregon office building, the late 'humanist' architect also promoted healing through good ...

ASU students take on the world - one design problem at a time
ASU News Now
Trevor Kowal was one of 15 students who traveled to Japan for a studio with a focus on universal design and the principles of universal design.

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability
New buildings need to consider universal design principles to ensure all people can safely and independently evacuate a building that is free of ...

Inclusive teaching methods addressed at conference
The event is being organise by AHEAD and will focus on a Universal Design for Learning - so that all students receive equal opportunities to learn, ...

Minister urges private sector to use disabled-friendly products
The Sun Daily
BANGI: The private sector should consider Universal Design Products (UDP) to help make lives better and easier for the disabled community.

Top 5 Tips on How to Make Your Materials Accessible
Disability Services Center - University of California, Irvine
In fact, universal design cannot be practiced well unless the needs and abilities of everyone are taken into account. Additionally, creating access for ...

March 17, 2015

Using universal design
Ashland Daily Tidings
Universal design is one of the most important trends in residential construction and home improvement today. Also known as disabled access or ...

Using universal design
Hindu Business Line
DJ Academy of Design (DJAD) in association with the British Council is hosting a two-day conference on “Universal Design and Development” at The ...

Using universal design
Business Standard
"The Universal Design is providing a design solution, a product or a service, which can be used by all people, with 'normal' abilities, different abilities ...

Why do we still teach as if all students are the same?
Irish Times
Managing this difference can be done by Universal Design for Learning. ... Universal Design for Learning is a way of thinking about learning that ...

March 13, 2015

A New Approach to Designing Educational Technology
Slate Magazine
They called their new mission “universal design for learning,” and a movement was born. Spurred by the rapid advance of computers and broadband ...

Researchers Complete Vital Work in Housing Design for People with Dementia
Their report recommends that by following the principles of Universal Design – combined with a collaborative approach to design – this will enable ...

March 5, 2015

Wide open spaces
NWAOnline (subscription)
That's why AARP has invested in educating people about the benefits of concepts such as universal design and aging-in-place, both of which ...

The seven principles
Arkansas Online
The Seven Principles of Universal Design were compiled in 1997 by The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University.

February 24, 2015

Understanding 'Universal Design'
Ahwatukee Foothills News
But regardless of what you call it, Universal Design is moving to the forefront of the housing conversation as baby boomers purchase homes with their ...

Senior Playgrounds and Universal Design
Closer to home, this idea still remains a new concept, but one that fits well within inclusive design and universal design principles. These principles ...

Inspiring Objects Designed for Everyone, From Arduino to a Soy Sauce Bottle
The “@” and Creative Commons symbols are clear examples of universal design, so too is Ekuan's soy sauce bottle, which has retained the same ...

Taupo home incorporates mobility needs into design
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
A Ministry of Social Development study revealed that it was 22 times more cost-effective to install universal design features in a home during the build ...

February 17, 2015

Pavion Park plays to all ages
Universal design is intended to provide equal access for all, including children and caregivers of all ages and abilities, a city staff report states.

February 10, 2015

Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti Opens Her Home, an Exemplar of Universal Design
Columbus Monthly
In the fall, the public was invited to enter the Universal Design Living Laboratory, otherwise known as the home of Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti and her ...

February 5, 2015

Home design for disabled vet and service dog tackles accessibility
The Denver Post
"This could be a flagship house in the country in terms of universal design." The home Blea designed features an elegant cantilevered roof; a thick ...

January 27, 2015

'I am my own person'
The Hindu
For a lit fest to be inclusive, she feels people's attitudes, universal design, acknowledging disabled authors and having disabled-friendly toilets are ...

2015 Universal Design Symposium
Institute for Human Centered Design
The goal of this Universal Design Symposium is to convene people who are passionate or interested in Universal Design and provide them with the ...

January 21, 2015

GHBA Remodeler's Council: Make your home safer, more comfortable for everyone
Universal design is about creating a home for everyone, regardless of age, size or ability. Universal design features and products make a home safer ...

Building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning
The term “universal design” was originally applied to the field of architecture and attributed to Ron Mace, an American architect and founder of the ...

January 6, 2015

The true cost of debarring the disabled
Bdaily Business Network
By adopting universal design and inclusive practices at the earliest stage, everyone should be able to access services independently, and have equal opportunity to enter, use and enjoy the built environment, regardless …

December 29, 2014

Universal Design in Teaching and Learning
The Professional Development Center - Wake Forest University
Applying the principles of Universal Design in the classroom provides the opportunity to overcome barriers in teaching and learning. Students bring a ...

December 22, 2014

Ko Kret selected to be community model for university design
Thailand National News Bureau
BANGKOK, 15 December 2014 (NNT) - The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has launched the project “Universal Design ...

Elevator Award for Innovation in Dementia
Dublin City University The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Dublin provides design professionals and relevant stakeholders with the necessary universal design ...

December 15, 2014

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL
The new NV200 Taxi offers barrier-free access to taxi riders in Hong Kong thanks to the award-winning* universal design layout. Among the riders ...

Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards 2015
The Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015. The Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) is a design competition that promotes and awards ...

December 3, 2014

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL
T.H.E. Journal
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more ... we asked universal design pros and innovative districts to share the ways that ...

December 2, 2014

Main Universal Design Improvements Every Home Needs
Whether you're planning to spend your golden years in your home or put it up for sale, you may benefit from making some universal design ...

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

November 20, 2014

Japan in bid to improve accessibility ahead of 2020 Olympic Games
Reduced Mobility Rights
Japan's busiest airport in passenger traffic, Haneda airport embeds the true spirit of Universal Design. UD is the natural evolution of Accessible ...

November 19, 2014

A 3-D, talking map for the blind (and everyone else)
UB News Center
All three projects employ universal design, which aims to produce buildings, spaces and products accessible to all people instead of individual ...

November 13, 2014

An accessible approach to designing homes
Toronto Sun
For example, a home with a universal design would likely include fully-accessible kitchens, bathrooms and living areas, enhanced lighting to ...

November 12, 2014

DC's 'Enabled by Design-athon' promotes universal design
Technical.ly DC
United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs' second Enabled by Design-athon in D.C. provided the space and time for innovators to "design for all.

Tours demonstrate home living for those with limitations
The residence features universal design and was conceived and built after Rossetti was paralyzed from the waist down in 1998, when she was ...

November 5, 2014

Universal Design should be part of every design process
Aerial view of Keppel Club with Reflections at Keppel Bay in the backgound. World-renown architect Daniel Libeskind designed Reflections.

October 23, 2014

The Smart Floors Making Airports More Accessible for Disabled
Making the floor beautiful and more functional for way-finding is a great application of Universal Design principles by Edmonton International.

October 19, 2014

Universal design lab — a dream home for user of wheelchair
Columbus Dispatch
The couple occupies the Universal Design Living Laboratory near ... the latest in “ universal design” principles and “green” building features.

October 3, 2014

Fall Parade features universal home designs
Kansas City Star
“Universal design is creating a home with design features that meet the current and future needs of people who are very different, but they can ...

September 13, 2014

Prize-winning 'universal design' home caters to disabled and has no steps
The Nation
He said he conceived the house under the concept of "universal design" - the idea of treating all residents equally regardless of age and ...

September 8, 2014

Design and disability
The Hindu
It was a family trip to America in the late ’90s that changed the outlook — and therefore the business — of G. Gopala Krishna. Bangalore-based GGK, a...

Northwest Universal Design Council Design Festival
Environments for All
The Northwest Universal Design Council is hosting a Seattle Design Festival event that will explore Universal Design and enhance community mobility. The event will be held at the Seattle Public Library on September 14, 2014, and will cover issues related to public transit and the ADA. The festival will address the mobility needs of a wide range of individuals in a way that ensures design and use are flexible, equitable, and intuitive for all.

September 2, 2014

The Next Housing Crisis: Aging Americans' Homes
Only 1% of U.S. housing units have all five of what are called "universal design" features: no-step entry; single-floor living; extra-wide doorways...

Wheel-friendly yards: Accessible Garden Tour of SE Portland
The Oregonian
Universal Design considerations allow everyone, regardless of age, size or ability, to access a space. For gardens, this means there are...

August 30, 2014

'Universal design' concept would help access for disabled, seminar told
The Nation
Participants at a recent seminar proposed the concept of "universal design" in a move to narrow the disparitites suffered by the disabled...

August 18, 2014

Australia's first universal design conference puts user experience at centre of design process
Architecture and Design
Sydney will host Australia's first Universal Design Conference, which seeks to give Australians an opportunity to hear from some of the world's...

August 8, 2014

International Universal Design architects, designers converge on Mother City
First Universal Design Conference in Africa comes to Cape Town City Hall. Cape Town will host international and local industrial designers and architects renowned...

Universal Design for Learning workshop set
West Hawaii Today
Hawaii Learning Resource will offer a workshop for kindergarten through 12th-grade educators presented by Kavita Rao. "Universal Design for Learning: Strategies and...

Universal Design concept provides learners new educational avenues
The Republic
Albert Einstein once said: "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." It is an idea that Bartholomew Consolidated...

July 28, 2014

Steinfeld to receive prestigious Haecker award
UB Reporter
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Edward H. Steinfeld, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning, will receive one of his field's...

Georgetown Uni, Qatar to become disabled-friendly
Construction Week Online
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) recently launched the first phase of a major initiative that aims to allow all visitors, students, faculty and staff with disabilities...

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
UDL originally comes from the concept of Universal Design (UD), which mostly applies to architecture. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act required that ...