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Universal Design is the design of environments, products, and services that can be used by all people—taking into account the full spectrum of human diversity while minimizing the need for adaptations or specialized design.

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DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center
DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center

C&G Partners (New York) designed the Maguire Welcome Center visitor experience at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for “deaf eyes” using DeafSpace Guidelines in partnership with the university and Dangermond Keane Architecture.

Empathy by Design at Planned Parenthood of NYC
Seattle Children's Hospital art and wayfinding program (Studio SC)
Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments [Intro to 3-part series]

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The SEGD/Hablamos Juntos Healthcare Symbols - Will They Work?

In October 2010, SEGD proudly introduced a universal set of healthcare symbols, developed in collaboration with Hablamos Juntos (Spanish for “let’s talk together”). It is obvious that it was an enormously complex project and quite an achievement, for which we want to compliment all the many people involved. Also, it is obviously too late for us to “talk together,” about it, so let's review the results.

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Universal Design EGD Firms

Universal Design News

Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities

As part of its mission to develop near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) officials selected GS&P to develop a guidebook to help airport operators improve pedestrian wayfinding systems so passengers with disabilities and aging travelers can more easily travel independently through airports.

Via Collective's Katie Osborn to Talk Wayfinding at Greenbuild
Via Collective's Katie Osborn Talks Wayfinding at Greenbuild

Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.