Call for Papers: Universal Design


Call for Papers: Universal Design & Visitability: From Accessibility to
Zoning Conference

The Ohio State University is organizing the Universal Design & Visitability: From

Accessibility to Zoning Conference (July 13-14, 2006).

We invite planners, designers, city officials, policy-makers, disability

professionals and others to submit proposals for paper or

design/planning presentations.

Join us in Columbus, Ohio July 13-14, 2006. The conference will have a

distinguished set of keynote speakers. The theme: "Universal Design and

Visitability" encompasses a variety of areas (design, public policy,

zoning and advocacy) across different scales and settings (residential,

institutional, city/regional), such as:

* The geography of disabilities

* Planning public places

* Affordable Housing

* Public health and universal design

* Master planning for universal design

* Educating planners and designers

* Public policy for access & equity

* Zoning and Building Codes

The submission Abstract proposal (250-500 words) DEADLINE is March 15,


We will notify you by April 7 if your presentation is accepted.

Submit on-line at:

(If you have difficulty accessing the on-line submission form with

assistive technology contact

We welcome three kinds of presentations:

1) Traditional papers;

2) Presentations of designs or plans;

3) Symposium on a single topic with 3-4 presenters and a moderator.

We welcome any new work you have to share on the range of issues. Awards

will be given for the best student paper and best student design or


Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Jack L. Nasar, & Scott Lissner, co-chairs

Universal Design & Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning Ohio State



Columbus is a short drive from Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh,

Indianapolis and Knoxville. Local entertainment includes the Arena

District, located a few blocks north of downtown, home to the Nationwide

Arena, professional hockey, restaurants, bars, and live entertainment;

the Short North Gallery District, between two historic districts, and

home to restaurants, coffee houses, and art galleries; The Brewery

District with its microbreweries and fine German restaurants, bars, and

live entertainment venues; and the historic German Village.

Universal Design & Visitability: from Accessibility to Zoning conference

is presented by The Ohio State University's Knowlton School of

Architecture and ADA Coordinator's Office with support from the National

Endowment for the Arts and in collaboration with The Kirwin Institute

for Race and Ethnicity, The John Glenn Institute for Public Service and

Public Policy, The American Planning Association, The Great Lakes ADA &

Accessible IT Center, ADA-OHIO, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission,

Mid-Ohio Board of Independent Living, and The Ability Center of Greater.

How to submit your proposal:

On-line submittal at:

(If you have difficulty accessing the on-line submission form with

assistive technology contact

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