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Universal Design 2012, Oslo
Public space: Inspire, Challenge, and Empower

The strategy of universal design aims at dismantling physical and social barriers. This conference focused on solutions and various impacts of implementation relevant to people in public spaces.

Presentations from the IDeA Center:

global universal design commissionThe Goals of Universal Design
Edward Steinfeld
UD2012 Oslo, June 11-13, 2012

Dr. Steinfeld's keynote presentation is an argument for rethinking the concept of universal design. Universal design has not reached its full potential as a design philosophy. It emerged from experiences of people with disabilities. We can still use that experience as a fertile ground for ideas but we must think more broadly to increase adoption of the concept. Proposals for some new directions are summarized in this presentation. For a more in-depth look at these new directions, refer to our new textbook titled - Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments.


global universal design commissionGUDC: Changing the World through Universal Design Standards
Edward Steinfeld | UD2012 | June 11-13, 2012






rehabilitation engineering research center on accessible public transportationRERC APT: Universal Design Research on Boarding and Using Busses
Edward Steinfeld, Victor Paquet, James Lenker, Clive D’Souza, Piyush Bareria
June 11-13, UD 2012, Oslo


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International Conference on Best Practices in UNIVERSAL DESIGN at FICCDAT, 2011

The International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design was one of six conferences that took place in Toronto, Ontario between June 5 and June 8 as part of the 2011 Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT).

The Universal Design conference covered subjects including housing and home modifications, public buildings, and community environments. Through speakers, poster sessions, and discussions, participants learned about best practices, research methods, and ways to disseminate information relating to universal design.

Papers:

Universal Design for Social Inclusion Community Based Model Homes by Marcelo Pinto Guimarães Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Laboratório ADAPTSE

Holarchies for Better Understanding Of Universal Design as a Socially Inclusive Factor by Marcelo Pinto Guimarães
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Laboratório ADAPTSE

Barriers to Universal Design in Australian Housing by Jane Bringolf
University of Western Sydney

Presentations:

Are Older People Confident Climbing Steps in Outdoor Public Places?
MacLennan, H.A., Ormerod, M., Newton, R., and Faruk, M. SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre
The University of Salford

Barriers to Universal Design in Australian Housing by Jane Bringolf
University of Western Sydney

Participative Dynamics In The Architect Education: An Interactive Learning Practice by Andrea Destefani, Núbia Bernardi, João Vilhete, Viegas d’Abreu
School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism
University of Campinas UNICAMP, BRAZIL

A Study On The Sidewalk Universal Design by Hiroshi Kitagwa, Dr. Eng,The Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology, Takao Yanagihara, Dr.Eng, KinkiUniversity, Yuji Saisho, Mr, Panasonic Electric Works Inc.
Hideki Yano, Mr, TOA Inc., KouzouMaeda, Mr, Xebec Inc.
NorihiroIkeda, Mr, KictecInc., ShoichiroFujisawa, Professor, Tokushima University

Keynote: From Accessibility to Universal DesignA Global Perspective Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access by Dr. Edward Steinfeld
School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo

Home Modifications: Their Impact on Waged Care Substitution
by Phillippa Carnemolla & Catherine Bridge

The University of New South Wales

Impact Of Housing Modificationson The Meaning Of Homefor People With Disabilities by Christelle Montreuil
Laval University

Challenges in Developing a National Standard in Wayfinding
Oddvin Farestveit
The Delta Centre

Posters:

Universal Design for Social Inclusion Community Based Model Homes by Marcelo Pinto Guimarães Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Laboratório ADAPTSE

Holarchies for Better Understanding Of Universal Design as a Socially by Marcelo Pinto Guimarães Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Laboratório ADAPTSE Inclusive Factor

Accessible Transitions by Jesse Klimitz Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto