There were no tests on the syllabus. There was no homework, per se. In this unique course at Gann Academy in Waltham, the task was to create a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America.
Shopping for and choosing clothes is challenging enough that an entire industry of stylists, magazine editors and fashion bloggers has been created to help. But imagine if your parameters included more than finding a sweater to complement your eye color, or a backpack to match your sneakers.
IDDC is a global consortium ofdisability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world.
The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
Rob Imrie has been awarded a three year Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council, to the value of €853,000, to investigate the role and relevance of universal design. The research is a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and the Open University.
The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism.
NCA was established through a cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the National Park Service. Over the last two decades, NCA has emerged as a leading authority on access issues unique to park and recreation programs and facilities.
WDA is specifically for professional architects and designers who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing (designated as ‘deaf/ HOH’). WDA endeavors to bring together American and International deaf/ HOH architects and designers to provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and education worldwide.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.