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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Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.
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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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Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.
The topic of this paper, "Inclusive Washrooms: A Solution Through Signage" is universal washrooms and the opportunity for various organizations as well as the design industry to review associated signage to ensure they are meeting the needs of a wider community. Universal washrooms exist in two scenarios – single-use washrooms containing a single toilet and sink in a lockable room, and multi-use facilities with individual enclosed toilet stalls that share a
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