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Reflecting on Indigenous Peoples Day
Reflecting on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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This past Monday the SEGD staff celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day with many others across our country and the world. However we recognize that we should be bringing topics of Indigenous Peoples’ to the forefront year round. Here is a list of resources that we found provided some insights;

Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”
Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”
Wayfinding at Deloitte Montreal
Agile Wayfinding for Deloitte Montreal

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.

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Seeing by Touch - Inclusive Exhibition
Seeing by Touch - Inclusive Exhibition

Accessibility Academic Research

The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design
Inclusive, High Quality Decisions?  Macro/Micro Design Impacts within our Everyday Experiences

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Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities

Accessibility News

Draft for Public Comment of AS 1428.4, Design For Access and Mobility—Wayfinding

Last year, Standards Australia released a Draft for Public Comment of "DR AS 1428.4.2:2018, Design for Access and Mobility, Part 4.2: Means to Assist the Orientation of People with Vision Impairment—Wayfinding Signs." Many in the wayfinding community collaborated on a joint response to the draft and a revision has recently been released for further comment. 

According to Sydney Chapter Chairs, Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca, the main points are as follows:

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.