Through design, the GUDC is increasing:
usability, safety, health, and social participation
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GUDC board member Rosemarie Rossetti presents at AIA conference, on June 25
20 Essential Universal Design Elements What are the 20 essential elements that comprise universal and accessible design features? Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the top-rated universal design home in North America. See the design features and products that...
GUDC board member Rosemarie Rossetti featured in the April 2022 issue of Melange – Accessibility for All digital magazine
Rosemarie Rossetti discusses her work in accessible and universal design. Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Universal Design Commission. Learn about the Universal Design Living Laboratory her national demonstration home and...
BBI Chairman Peter Blanck on Wisconsin Public Radio Discussing COVID and the ADA
Peter Blanck, BBI chairman, on the Ideas Network, helps us understand where vaccine and mask mandates cross over with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Millions of Americans are at higher risk for severe disease or death from COVID-19. That includes people with underlying health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, older people, and people with intellectual disabilities who research has shown are six times more likely to die from COVID-19.