Tokyo’s Nezu Museum, with its lush gardens, is a popular destination for city dwellers and foreign visitors seeking a tranquil spot to escape the din of the capital.
Category Archives: Public Buildings
5 Ways Hospitals Will Change in Next Decade
How innovations and technologies could revolutionize patient care
Hampton by Hilton, expected to be the first isUD Certified Hotel Nears Completion
Uniland Development Corporation is close to completing the construction of a new Hampton by Hilton hotel in Amherst, New York. The Hampton by Hilton is expected to become the first hotel in the country to achieve isUD certification, a program that aims to create and acknowledge inclusive buildings
How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them
Research groups have designed new technologies and initiatives for the V&A, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza
Six Ways Accessibility Will Impact Businesses And Website Design In The Future
Most people take websites for granted. They pay bills, book flights and download white papers online with relative ease. But not everyone assumes that digital tools are designed with them in mind, and that’s a failure for everyone.
Why Is Accessibility Still A Problem? What Can We Do About It?
How can a new public building, designed from the ground up and approved by multiple layers of authority be so ostentatiously inaccessible? Disabled people in particular were outraged, but not surprised.
Lovely Hunter’s Point Library is actually lacking in terms of universal design
A much-lauded new library in New York City’s Long Island City district designed by Steven Holl Architects might have serious shortcomings when it comes to accessibility and universal design.
New universal design program aims to push socially responsible design into standard practice
The University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center), a world-recognized pioneer in the field, hopes to push universal design into standard practice with a new research-backed assessment and certification program that walks users through the entire process, from planning the project, through building design, and including facility operation.
MEDICAL MUSEUM ADOPTS UNIVERSAL DESIGN WITH NEW ACCESSIBLE OFFERINGS
“The museum is dedicated to developing inclusive experiences for all visitors by providing accessible programming and features. We seek to enhance the visitor experience by designing tours and exhibits that embrace flexibility and meet the needs of all people.”
A New Way to See: Looking at museums through the eyes of the blind
In the twenty-first century era of inclusivity, museums are working towards making the visitor experience a more positive and unique one, as part of efforts to increase the number of visitors to museums. In these efforts, issues of accessibility are often overlooked.