Provides training and education to develop and support skilled, educated and networked professionals who can respond to the increasing demand for home modification services; and act as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources | Fall Prevention Center of Excellence | The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute’s work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.
The European Institute for Design and Disability, EIDD, was founded in Dublin in 1993 with the aim of promoting better design for people with disabilities. This website is for design students and their tutors, professional designers, design managers and policy makers across Europe. It was created to introduce newcomers to key concepts, examples and design/research methods, and to support practitioners in building up their own collection of tools and techniques. A network of 160 organisations in EU member states and Norway.
Resources that support a general shift in design practice from designing for people to designing with people. This website has been created by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art to share ways to design with people.
Collects and disseminates Universal Design/Design for All Good Practices and knowledge around the world; enhances the respect to human diversity and works for a world where everyone enjoys equal opportunities for personal development.
We are a group of professionals from all over Europe that have worked for many years in the field on disability, with focus towards full inclusion of people with disabilities. Our aim with this portal is to bring in the spotlights those initiatives that can make a difference, and that can have an impact on the daily life of disadvantaged people.
Provides a full spectrum of integrated vision + healthcare services helping people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.
The Arkansas Universal Design Mobile Display is a Universally Designed display bathroom built inside of a trailer. The trailer can be reserved by home shows, county fairs, professional conferences, and other large venues that wish to educate the public through a hands on exploration of Universal Design. Its purpose is to inform the public, as well as professionals in the home health and building trades about the benefits and practical applications of UD. The Mobile Display is housed in Little Rock, but is available for events in all parts of Arkansas. Information about the costs and staffing associated with reserving the Mobile Display can be found at the link listed below.
Tara Filegar begged to be in the first-ever Seminole State College class about interior design for people with autism.
The topic hits close to home for Filegar. Her 13-year-old son, Capers, has Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of the condition. “I’ve learned so much in this class,” she said. “It’s a totally different perspective.”
Since 2010, Washington State School for the Blind has put Microsoft’s Lync software to use in an effort to keep students learning and teachers teaching – even when they cannot be in the classroom. The distance learning system has been praised by both teachers and students, allowing individuals who are sick or cannot get to school to continue teaching and learning lessons.
Chris Green, senior, was sick for an entire week, in which he could not attend school. However, with Lync, he was able to remotely sit in on math class. The software made him feel like he was actually in the classroom, and enabled him to stay current on the workload. When necessary, he could even use the instant messenger feature to ask the teacher a question during class. Teachers who live in a different state can now teach at the school with the software’s immediate feedback and real-time interaction capabilities.
Using Lync remotely, students can use a keyboard instead of a mouse, creating a barrier-free experience. Those physically attending the school enjoy sitting at workstations equipped with instant messaging that can also be read with a Braille display. They also find benefit in the use of headsets when going over problems with their instructor, which eliminates classroom disruption.