Global Universal Design Commisssion

From Universal Design.com:

Ed Steinfeld addresses the GUDC meeting

The effort to create voluntary worldwide universal design standards for the built environment and products was launched May 30 at the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) meeting in Syracuse, NY.

Among the 40 people in attendance at the group's inaugural meeting, were representatives from the United Nations and other government agencies, commercial development and the disability, aging and design communities. The meeting, which was webcast, included the announcement of a consensus process for developing voluntary universal design standards and a measurement system to guide the application of universal design of the built environment and products.

A proposed conceptual framework for the standard, which can be found at www.globaluniversaldesign.org, was outlined by board member Edward Steinfeld, Arch D, AIA, Professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.


Full article:

http://www.universaldesign.com/general-content/interest/accessibility-consultant/708-global-universal-design-commisssion-holds-inaugural-meeting.html


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