The IDEA center recognizes the tremendous challenges faced by individuals who experience PTSD, particularly active duty soldiers. Our collaboration with Clark Realty Capital on the Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir, VA sought to improve the quality of life for these individuals.
The IDEA Center has been collaborating with faculty members in the University at Buffalo’s Rehabilitation Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Computer Science departments to create a portable device to help individuals self-manage their rehabilitation when recovering from a stroke.
Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) reached out to the IDEA Center to assess and provide recommendations to improve their wayfinding system. The final product was a clear and well-organized wayfinding system for CUMC that reduces the physical and cognitive burden on visitors and members of all abilities.
A group of University at Buffalo architects and researchers is looking to create a bridge for builders to access the latest design trends.
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.
Historically, there’s often been a disconnect between the research that universities do related to transit and the actual policies and practices introduced by transit agencies. The research might be promising, but the links haven’t always been made to practical implementation.
The Amherst Center for Senior Services has installed new signs and a color-coding system to help its members navigate the 53,000-square-foot facility.