Join us for a look at the essential role of inclusivity in design through the lens of innovation as we explore how the sustainable future of inclusivity embraces global universal design principles. The highlight discussion will focus on insights, design details and a critical paradigm shift towards implementation. Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission, Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., will share the universal design principals that allow the design and development of buildings and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for retrofitting or specialized design.
Wednesday – April 21, 2021 1:00 PM (Eastern)] | 12:00 Noon [Central] ADA Live! is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the...
First-person accounts on how universal design has changed lives. Available as part of the Universal Design in Life and Work Podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts. Episodes include: Dr. Miriam Begnum gives us her perspective on what...
GUDC Welcomes new board member Kathryn Gibbs – Facilities Management Director, Engineering (North America) at Merck & Co.
Kathryn Gibbs started her career at Merck in 1992 as an assistant engineer in the Global Engineering Solutions (GES) organization managing laboratory projects on the Rahway, NJ Campus. Kathryn spent the next 15 years in GES managing a steady progression and variety of projects supporting labs and offices and large utility/infrastructure distribution projects in the Northeast Corridor, including capital project execution, technical and site support, and continuous improvement of related work practices. Kathryn has been responsible for the successful completion of over 5 million square feet and over $600 million. She has significant experience in campus and utility master planning.
GUDC Welcomes new board member Fred Dwain Cawyer, AIA – Accessibility Architect, Interior Designer and Registered Accessibility Specialist
Fred Dwain Cawyer AIA is a licensed architect and interior designer based in Dallas, Texas USA. He is President of ARS, PLLC – Accessibility Resource Specialists. His area of professional focus is as a registered Architect and Interior Designer specializing in...
The sculpture can be viewed at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. As you admire the sculpture’s beauty and ever changing dynamics, I invite you to reflect on the challenges you face and the Mary Oliver quote. Together we can find inspiration and strength.
On this episode, Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD, joins Josh and Toby to talk about universal design. Find out what it is and why it's important to travel and tourism, and some simple steps to bringing universal design into your home, hotel or business. Rosemarie is a...
Colette Fransolet, President- UD Inclusive Design, Joins Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) Board of Directors
Colette Fransolet, President of UD Inclusive Design, has been appointed to the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) Board of Directors.
Lawyers who either identify as having disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+ report experiencing both subtle and overt forms of discrimination at their workplaces, with common reports of subtle but unintentional biases.
Today, Gibbs is working to ensure that key universal design strategies are incorporated on new and renovated projects globally.
Global Universal Design Commission
Global Universal Design Commission, Inc., (GUDC) a not-for-profit corporation, was established to develop Universal Design (UD) standards for buildings, products and services.
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