There are three natural enemies of urbanism: crime, terrorism, and pandemics. In the 1970s and 1980s, crime seemed like an existential threat to American cities. In the 2000s, it was terrorism. And today it’s pandemics, as COVID-19 sweeps across the country’s dense urban areas.
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Design for Life
The AAA invited some of the worlds’ foremost design gurus to reimagine the relationship between our older selves and the built environment. Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design Royal College of Art, opened the session by pointing out that the majority of older people will not move into specialist housing or retirement villages. Most will be obliged to make do, adapting, and retrofitting their existing properties where possible.
MuseumLab designed to enhance the user experience of individuals on the autism spectrum.
MuseumLab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a recently completed isUD certified project that provides an inclusive place for visitors of all abilities, especially individuals with autism.
Meet the Dancer Combining Sign Language & Hip Hop
Music and dance are such universal parts of the human experience. They are fundamental to who we are. So, why is it that so many people assume the Deaf or hearing impaired community aren’t a part of these vibrant forms of expression?
Our post-coronavirus world: How tech is influencing which new habits will stick
Over the last few weeks, as the coronavirus has swept across the globe, we have all had to dramatically adjust our daily lives. Even those of us who have worked remotely before find this new level of detachment a significant adjustment. During this time, I have also begun to wonder, when we emerge from this, which we will, if we will quickly snap back to normal or if this has the potential to embed new daily habits and ways of working permanently?
How Deaf Advocates Won the Battle for Closed Captioning and Changed the Way Americans Watch TV
Whenever people “watch captions in noisy environments such as gyms and bars, they have the deaf community to thank.”
Projects in Chicago and St. Louis Show How Technology Can Support Inclusion
Cities can use innovations to manage infrastructure and improve services, communicate with constituents and make better decisions.
Navigating disability in the kitchen is all about finding the right adaptations
“I felt I’d been used just to tick an inclusion box and was angry that I was prevented from showing that disabled cooks are winners.”
Did Developers Badly Miscalculate How, Where Seniors Want To Live?
As more new senior housing is delivered every year, more evidence piles up that the generation expected to move into it has other ideas.
We Can Do Better On Winter Weather Accessibility
Exploring disability practices, policy, politics, and culture.