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The organisers of the inaugural Universal Design Conference, taking place in August at Sydney Town Hall, have announced the call for papers is now open, giving experts in the field of the built environment an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience of universal design.
The conference will hear from keynote speaker, Dr Gerald Craddock, the chief officer at the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland. Since its inception in 2007, the centre has been at the forefront of the movement to develop universally designed environments that are accessible to everyone, regardless of background, age, or level of capability.
The conference is being hosted by the Council of the Ageing NSW and is sponsored by the City of Sydney. It is being organised by Interpoint Events, the events arm of the Intermedia Group, publisher of Australian Ageing Agenda.
The conference, to be held 20 to 21 August 2014, aims to cover all aspects of the built environment including public domain, urban design, housing, tourism, workplaces and open spaces.
The call for papers closes on 6 February. Those interested are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience of universal design with a diverse audience including local government, advocacy and industry associations, and the construction industry.
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Choose your theme from the areas of accessible tourism, culture and transportation and send your abstract by 3rd March to share and learn with the best at the 'Destinations for All' World Summit, Montreal 19 - 22 October 2014.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 3rd of March 2014.
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From the What's Next Boomer Business Summit:
- A broad look at Commrce Trends - Who, Why, How Will They Buy?
- Boomer and Senior Housing Trends
- 2014 Perspectives on Why Technology Adoption Matters
- Healthcare Big Data: Analytics software for employers, providers and payors to address population health for Boomers and Seniors
- Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle Trends
It is with great pleasure that, the Nettles Artists Collective presents the show Apple of My Eye!
An original piece written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 29 year old Brazilian artist with Down Syndrome, the play tells the story of Bella, a teenager in search of love and social acceptance. Along with a cast of 10 actors and under the direction of Debora Balardini, Tathiana explores the themes of romantic love, "normality" and community through the use of movement, text and video. In this context, Tathiana comes on stage to enact her own freedom. As the protagonist, she invites us to travel the fluency of her boundless ways of thinking, proposing a non-judgmental approach of oneself while free of preconception of the other. Her text and presence onstage presents us with the possibility of intuitively using our senses to gain understanding rather than attacking sense from a place of conditioned rationality.
Tathiana Piancastelli, the artist, is present, adult, mature and ready to face her own demons and gods using her work as a vehicle. She believes in her dreams and always wanted to be an actress.
Dec 13th and 14th at 8 pm Dec 15th at 2 pm
DECEMBER 15th PERFORMANCE will be followed by a Q&A "Breaking Barriers - Exploring views around the play Apple of my Eye"
Teatro Circulo 64 East 4th St New York - NY
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From the Philippine Information Agency:
In line with the Government's thrust of promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the tourism industry and other Tourism-related programs of the government, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, will conduct a regional forum on Accessible Tourism for Persons with Disabilities on November 26 at Alona Kew White Beach Resort, Barangay Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol.
The forum will also be conducted in pursuant to the universal policies and principles of "Accessible Tourism for All" as provided for under existing statutes, such as Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 (Accessibility Law), Republic Act No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Relevant to this, the forum will also identify major issues related to accessible tourism and recommend policy measures that would create an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities.
Experts on the construction of tourism related establishments will discuss the technical aspects and details of its physical structures and universal design concepts intended primarily for persons with disabilities including the elderly, children, and pregnant women. Likewise, strategies on "Building a Non-Handicapping Environment" and "Web Accessibility" shall also be presented to expound on the importance of having an accessible and barrier-free tourism that will not only benefit local but international tourists with disabilities as well.
Participants invited in the forum are representatives from the tourism industry sector such as hotel and restaurant managers and tourist transport operators and leaders of organizations/associations of persons with disabilities, and other entrepreneurs engaged in tourism business. (NCDA)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=2131384765953#sthash.k21fWLis.xZDxYnD1.dpuf
Tourism Ministers from around the world and private sector representatives will be participating in a discussion around the theme "How to bridge the gap between tourism and aviation policies". Charles Hodson, anchor of CNN International´s flagship business programme, "World Business Today" will moderate the debate.
The Summit´s 2013 edition will address the following issues:
- Bringing air transport and tourism policies closer together
- Opportunities and challenges facing air transport and development - infrastructure, taxes and levies, visa facilitation and regulation
- Success factors and remaining obstacles
Speakers include the Ministers and Secretaries of State for Tourism of Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain and South Africa as well as the President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Vice President of Government Affairs of Amadeus, the Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Vice President for Europe of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Director of the Air Transport Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The discussion will be further enriched by the participation of over 40 Ministers registered to attend the event.
Now on its seventh year, the UNWTO/WTM Ministers´ Summit is part of the World Travel Market Ministers Programme, bringing together Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts to debate each year key issues affecting the future of the sector.
2013 UNWTO/WTM Ministers´Summit