Through design, the GUDC is increasing:
usability, safety, health, and social participation
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The GUDC certifies buildings, commercial and residential developments, and products that meet Universal Design standards.
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The GUDC in Action
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Miracle Park in Rock Hill SC receives GUDC certification – the first park in the world to hold a Universal Design certification!
Miracle Park is a park designed for people of ALL ages and abilities to play and work TOGETHER – a place for EVERYONE to BELONG! It is located at 1005 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC, and is the first park in the world to hold a Universal Design certification! The park is...
BBI Chairman, Peter Blanck, guest edits Journal of Disability Policy Studies special issue on Supported Decision-Making
Supported decision-making (SDM) is a paradigm in which people use friends, family, and professionals to help them address the situations and choices they encounter in everyday life. SDM is to empower individuals to make their own decisions to the maximum extent...
Peter Blanck presents, Inclusivity in Sustainable Design: Global Universal Design Commission – How architecture can transcend accessibility, innovate and serve all
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.