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October 6, 2016

Developer Mark Congel stands at the entrance to his latest project, the conversion of a 111-year-old former washing machine factory in Syracuse's lakefront area into a 62-unit apartment building named Destiny Arms. (Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.com)

By Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.com

October 4, 2016

At the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) we talk a lot about Universal Design, but for many the term can be confusing. In general, UD refers to a design practice aimed at creating something everyone can use equally. It applies to web design, education and much more, but in this case, we’re talking about built environments. This means planning ahead to create a space that all people, regardless of ability, can access AND fully participate in.

September 30, 2016

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment recently debuted Innovative Solutions for Universal Design (isUDtm), a collection of evidence-based solutions for creating inclusive and healthy environments.

September 23, 2016

UD refers to a design practice aimed at creating something everyone can use equally. It applies to web design, education and much more but in this case, we’re talking about built environments. That means planning ahead to create a space that all people, regardless of ability, can access AND fully participate in.

September 18, 2016

"I think of universal design as a philosophy," Ms. Harbour says. "There isn’t a list of things you have to do. You just need to think about what’s really essential in your course — and then the rest is all up for discussion."

September 16, 2016

The DeafSpace Institute at Gallaudet has documented over 150 elements of DeafSpace, which it defines as "a unique spatial awareness and means for modifying the environment" practiced by deaf people throughout history. View The video and Learn More.

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