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Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”
Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”

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SEGD recaps our most recent SEGDVoices session on Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian with Beth Ziebarth.

When hearing the phrase “accessible design,” people tend to think in architectural terms. Wheelchair ramps. Toilet handrails. Water fountains of differing heights.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
Touch-Responsive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Thoughts and Opinions

ANSI A117 Update

Note: SEGD members Dave Miller (Nova Polymers) and Teresa Cox (APCO Graphics) participated in ANSI A117 Committee meetings in January. The A117.1 Committee is working on the 2015 edition of the ANSI A117.1 model code on accessibility. Proposed changes in the code may eventually appear in state and local building codes or in a future update to the U.S. government’s 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD). The following is a report from Dave Miller.

The first meeting of the ANSI A117 committee concluded on Friday, January 24, at the U.S. Access Board offices in Washington D.C.

ADA Academic Research

Inclusive, High Quality Decisions?  Macro/Micro Design Impacts within our Everyday Experiences


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Gemini Duets Direct
Gemini Launches Factory-Direct Substrate Subsidiary

Gemini launched a new subsidiary, Duets Direct, which offers premium engraving, ADA, and architectural sign substrates direct from the factory.

Nova Polymers Offers ADA White Paper

Nova Polymers has consolidated its ADA White Paper series into a single document that provides a comprehensive guide to codes, regulations, and standards for ADA-compliant and accessible signage.