Global Universal Design Commission
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GUDC in Action


January 11, 2019

On Jan. 17, 2019, the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) will deliver—through GUDC Chairman Professor Peter Blanck—its first certification in compliance with commission standards outside the United States, to the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito, Ecuador.

January 3, 2019

The GUDC Global Universal Design Commission is a non-profit corporation created under the laws of the State of New York, USA in 2008. It develops and promotes the understanding and use of Universal Design in the design and development of buildings, products and environments be used by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptations, improvements or specialized design. GUDC has developed the Universal Design Standards for Public Use Buildings, seeking their adoption and application in public and private buildings for institutional and commercial use.

November 28, 2018

“Let’s look at safety, let’s look at convenience; let’s look at access, and how to give and empower people with the most independence we can,” Rossetti says. “It’s not difficult; it’s just about designing it to work in the long-term—for all the members of the family—right from the beginning. Do it right from the beginning.”

September 20, 2018

On Aug. 26, 2018, Joshua Heintz presented the 10th annual Joshua Heintz Award for Humanitarian Achievement award to Allyson Caison and Christina Cowger. They were the founding members of "North Carolina Stop Torture Now". The program works to end America's Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program. This award was part of the 12th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs at the Robert H. Jackson Center and Chautauqua Institution in Jamestown, New York.

September 14, 2018

From the author Rosemarie Rosetti “I was pleased to write this article about the wardrobe/laundry room of my national demonstration home and garden, the Universal Design Living Laboratory The publisher of my article, Kitchen and Bath Business, is the official website of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. This is North America's largest premier trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design for interior designers and manufacturers. I am writing my next article about the universal design and accessible features in my kitchen.”

September 7, 2018

Peyton Sefick is the Project Coordinator of the Fitness Inclusion Network based out of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Nienke Dosa is a pediatrician with board certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.