Information about our cookies

logotipo Desing for All Foundation

logotipo Desing for All Foundation

Upload help

Upload help

Upload material

Upload material



News

Skip block of pages
<1 .. 101112
IDeALL project: Improving the competitiveness of businesses through user-centred design
Image of the IDeALL project logo, a blue and white cube with the project title written inside The Integrating Design for All in Living Labs, or IDeALL, project, which is financed by the Directorate General of Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, aims to bring together the Living Lab community with the design through Design for All community
Publication date: 10-05-2012.Read more: IDeALL project: Improving the competitiveness of businesses through user-centred design
Design for All Foundation Award 2012 winners announced
Photo showing the trophy, Francesc Aragall and the audience at the Design for All Foundation annual dinner 2012 On 19 April 2012 the third edition of the Design for All Foundation Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony was celebrated at the Foundation’s headquarters in Barcelona. The event was attended by representatives of private industry, public bodies and not-for-profit organisations associated with the Foundation, as well as many others interested in finding out more about our work
Publication date: 26-04-2012.Read more: Design for All Foundation Award 2012 winners announced
The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) signs a collaborative agreement with the Design for All Foundation
Photograph of GAATES President Mukhtar Al Shibani and Design for All President Francesc Aragall shaking hands On 2 April 2012, the Design for All Foundation signed an agreement with the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), with the joint aim of promoting, accumulating and disseminating knowledge in the area of Universal Design, as well as encouraging the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Publication date: 05-04-2012.Read more: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) signs a collaborative agreement with the Design for All Foundation
Fadunito.com becomes a member of the “Towns and Cities for All” Network
Image of the company logo: the words "Fadunito" in red and "com" in yellow The Catalan theatre and circus company Fadunito.com, established in October 2003 by Ferran Orobitg Anglarill (Fadu) and Ivan Alcobda Piera (Nito) and specialising in spectacles for all kinds of audience, has become a member of the Network for Excellence: “Towns and Cities for All”
Publication date: 12-03-2012.Read more: Fadunito.com becomes a member of the “Towns and Cities for All” Network
Saint-Étienne becomes the first French municipality to join the Network for Excellence “Towns and Cities for All”
Image of the Saint-Étienne logo - the words "Ville de Saint-Étienne" We are delighted to announce that Maurice Vincent, Mayor of the major French city Saint-Étienne, proposed the city’s membership of the international Network for Excellence “Towns and Cities for All”, and that this was approved by the city council in February 2012
Publication date: 12-03-2012.Read more: Saint-Étienne becomes the first French municipality to join the Network for Excellence “Towns and Cities for All”
New publication highlights best practice in accessible tourism
Image of the front cover of the publication, with a cover photo showing a group of people sitting around a barbecue next to a lake This new publication, Best Practice in Accessible Tourism: Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population and Tourism, brings together a range of global perspectives regarding aspects of accessibility in the tourism sector, relating to planning, design and management, to inform and stimulate providers of travel, transport, accommodation, leisure and tourism services to provide a better service for disabled and older customers
Publication date: 09-03-2012.Read more: New publication highlights best practice in accessible tourism
Spanish company CSD joins the Network for Excellence “Towns and Cities for All”
Image showing the CSD logo: the letters "CSD" next to three petal-shaped graphics, with the words "Ingeniería para la innovación" beneath CSD (Company for Software and Development), an information and communication technology company established in 1996, has joined the International “Towns and Cities for All” Network. The company, which focuses on system integration, software...
Publication date: 07-03-2012.Read more: Spanish company CSD joins the Network for Excellence “Towns and Cities for All”
Scandic Oslo Airport: Winner of Norwegian Design Council Innovation Award for Universal Design
Image showing representatives of the award jury, Scandic Oslo Airport and the Norwegian Design Council In November 2011, the hotel Scandic Oslo Airport was presented with the Norwegian Design Council Innovation Award for Universal Design, which forms part of the Norwegian government’s strategy to create an inclusive Norway by 2025. To help ensure that the hotel, located in Gardermoen, would make every guest feel welcome, the hotel chain Scandic collaborated with the Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People and the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association
Publication date: 26-01-2012.Read more: Scandic Oslo Airport: Winner of Norwegian Design Council Innovation Award for Universal Design
GAES becomes the latest Network for Excellence: “Towns and Cities for All” member
Image of the "GAES Accesible" logo, showing the words "GAES Accesible" The Design for All Foundation is pleased to announce that the hearing-aid company GAES has become a member of its international network “Towns and Cities for All”. Established in 1949, GAES works to improve communication and quality of life for hearing-impaired people through personalised assessment, regular follow-ups and the latest hearing-aid technology
Publication date: 26-01-2012.Read more: GAES becomes the latest Network for Excellence: “Towns and Cities for All” member
International Design for All Foundation Awards 2012
Photograph showing the Design for All Awards 2011 ceremony The Design for All Foundations is delighted to announce the opening of the International Design for All Foundation Awards 2012. The awards recognise the efforts of private companies, not-for-profit organisations and public bodies all over the world to ensure that environments, product s and services respect and take into account all aspects of human diversity, so promoting the participation of all people in the construction of our society under equal conditions
Publication date: 23-01-2012.Read more: International Design for All Foundation Awards 2012
Tactile graphic design: New project from FAD Incubator
Image of a tactile graphic, with Braille lettering below, being felt by a user FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) Incubator, an initiative in collaboration with the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (the National Department of Arts and Culture), aims to promote up-and-coming industrial designers and to champion the role of design as a social value
Publication date: 22-12-2011.Read more: Tactile graphic design: New project from FAD Incubator
Access consultancy Crysalide joins the Network for Excellence "Towns and Cities for All"
Logo of the Access Consultancy firm Crysalide The access consultancy company Crysalide, with headquarters in Paris, has become a member of the Network for Excellence "Towns and Cities for All". Established in 2007, Crysalide counts with a multidisciplinary team that supports institutions, business and contractors to take accessibility into account at all stages of a development, which in turn forms part of a wider social project which goes beyond regulatory requirements
Publication date: 14-12-2011.Read more: Access consultancy Crysalide joins the Network for Excellence "Towns and Cities for All"
EO GUIDAGE joins the Network for Excellence "Towns and Cities for All"
EO guidage logo We are pleased to announce a new adherence to the Network "Towns and Cities for All", the French company EO GUIDAGE, founded on 1993 with the mission of offering solutions to achieve full mobility and a real autonomy for people with visual functional limitation
Publication date: 14-12-2011.Read more: EO GUIDAGE joins the Network for Excellence "Towns and Cities for All"
Barcelona City Council and BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny sign an agreement to promote sustainability and ecodesign within the business community
Image showing Pau Herrera, President of BCD, with Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor, Urban Housing On 18 November 2011, Barcelona City Council signed an agreement with Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Centre) (BCD). Under the agreement, member organisations of the Barcelona Agenda 21 Network can access the BCD Ecodiseny (Ecodesign) platform, allowing them to publish best-practice case studies, participate in knowledge-exchange events and gain access to a community of experts, among other services
Publication date: 02-12-2011.Read more: Barcelona City Council and BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny sign an agreement to promote sustainability and ecodesign within the business community
New technology allows the creation of truly tactile touchscreens
Image of a device incorporating the tactile screen with the inner parts shown alongside Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed tactile surfaces with relief effects, meaning that users can feel raised keys under their fingers. Scientists at the École’s Laboratoire d'Actionneurs Intégrés (LAI) in Neuchâtel managed to control the texture of a screen so that the “feeling” of specific areas could be modified
Publication date: 02-12-2011.Read more: New technology allows the creation of truly tactile touchscreens
The University of Vic and the Design for All Foundation sign a agreement to integrate Design for All into educational intiatives
Image showing the Rector of the University of Vic and President of the Design for All Foundation shaking hands On 18 October 2011, the University of Vic and the Design for All Foundation signed a collaboration agreement to carry out Design for All initiatives and educational programmes, and in so doing to work together to disseminate and share knowledge, with the aim of contributing to the improvement of society through teaching, continuing professional development and raising public awareness
Publication date: 21-10-2011.Read more: The University of Vic and the Design for All Foundation sign a agreement to integrate Design for All into educational intiatives
New ISO standard for Accessible Packaging design
Image of older man with a selection of packaged items The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new standard, ISO 11156:2011, Packaging – Accessible design – General requirements. This intends to facilitate the design of packaging which is easier for everybody to use, by taking into account the varying physical and sensory capabilities of users
Publication date: 06-10-2011.Read more: New ISO standard for Accessible Packaging design
Cooperation Agreement between World Tourism Organization, ONCE Foundation and ENAT
Image of Taleb Rifai, Alberto Duran López and Lilian Müller shaking hands Aimed at enabling universal access to tourism facilities and services, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have signed a Cooperation Agreement to promote the development of more accessible tourism
Publication date: 30-09-2011.Read more: Cooperation Agreement between World Tourism Organization, ONCE Foundation and ENAT
Sumindes joins the Network of Towns and Cities for All
Logo Sumindes The company Sumindes specializes in the manufacture and distribution of objects made of foamy (also called eva rubber), and is in constant search of new design solutions which range from games for children and adults, up to articles for desks, the beach or promotional gifts, amongst others
Publication date: 11-05-2011.Read more: Sumindes joins the Network of Towns and Cities for All
Skip block of pages
<1 .. 101112

Statistics | Accessibility | Privacy | Suggestions | Contact

Calle Piquer nº 29, Baixos 1 - 08004 Barcelona Tel +34 93 470 51 18, Fax +34 93 371 76 49 - foundation@designforall.org