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Towards a Humane City: Conference presentations and NOV I initiative
Image of presenters and delegates at the Towards a Humane City conference The conference Towards a Humane City, organised by the Department of Traffic Engineering at the University of Novi Sad, took place in Novi Sad, Serbia on 27 and 28 October. The conference had “travel demand management” as its theme, as the Design for All Foundation reported in September
Publication date: 30-11-2011.Read more: Towards a Humane City: Conference presentations and NOV I initiative
IndexSign: Accessible signage for streets and buildings
Image of a 3D map produced by IndexSign Companies working towards the removal of barriers which hinder development and quality of life for everyone in all different circumstances of life are increasing daily. IndexSign is one of these, creating a wide range of accessible signage of all types
Publication date: 16-11-2011.Read more: IndexSign: Accessible signage for streets and buildings
Barcelona: Reference point for accessibility in Europe
Image of the front page of the article on Barcelona in Dagens Samhälle In September, Swedish journalist Påhl Ruin published an extensive feature about Barcelona, presenting it as a leading example of a European accessible city, in the Swedish news magazine Dagens Samhälle. The article explains how Barcelona has evolved from its Roman origins, with narrow streets and hilly areas, into a city of the future which is both avant-garde and accessible
Publication date: 16-11-2011.Read more: Barcelona: Reference point for accessibility in Europe
International seminar: “From transport to sustainable mobility”
Image showing attendees at the seminar Lima City Council, as part of its Lima Ciudad para Todos (Lima, City for All) and CicloLima initiatives, hosted this two-day seminar at the end of September. The main topic of the seminar was the creativity and ongoing support necessary to develop a city with more sustainable and accessible transport
Publication date: 16-11-2011.Read more: International seminar: “From transport to sustainable mobility”
Rick Hansen Foundation launches Global Accessibility Map
Image of the Global Accessibility Map homescreen The Rick Hansen Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Vancouver, Canada, has launched a new Global Accessibility Map. This online ratings tool allows users to submit and obtain reviews on the accessibility of buildings and public services around the world, taking into account mobility, visual and hearing factors
Publication date: 27-10-2011.Read more: Rick Hansen Foundation launches Global Accessibility Map
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
General Information about Seia
The portuguese city of Seia has been working since 2010 with a full intent towards a barrier-free city, whose services and public spaces follow the design and rules of a designed for all methodology. Apart from these advancements, it offers the visitors of the Serra de Strela a typical inland portuguese region
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General information about Zaragoza
This multimedia presentation provides a general introduction to the city of Zaragoza in Spain, with information about its geographical location, surrounding landscape, gastronomy, culture, architecture and...
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General information about Seville
This multimedia presentation provides an introduction to the Andalusian city of Seville, including information about its geographical location, population culture and heritage....
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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
BCD launches BCN Design Tour application for iPhone and Android
Image showing BCN Design Tour app on iPhone Barcelona Design Centre (BCD) has launched a free BCN Design Tour application for iPhone and Android. “Bcndesigntour” provides a new resource which allows smartphone users to look up more than 250 locations representing the city’s design sector, find out how to get there and share them via social networks
Publication date: 03-09-2011.Read more: BCD launches BCN Design Tour application for iPhone and Android
Appointment of Chris Hart, of the Institute for Human Centered Design, to the U.S. Access Board
Chris Hart The Design for All Foundation would like to congratulate the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) on the appointment of Chris Hart, the Institute’s Director of Urban and Transit Projects, to the United States Access Board by President Barack Obama
Publication date: 01-09-2011.Read more: Appointment of Chris Hart, of the Institute for Human Centered Design, to the U.S. Access Board
Everyone's step workshop
The Comunità Montana di Valle Camonica, with the financial support of the Cariplo Foundation, has developed a project that seeks to promote the development of the local economy, starting with a revitalisation of the cultural, archaeological and artistic heritage of the region
Publication date: 05-09-2011.Read more: Everyone's step workshop
2011 ITF Transport Achievement Award: Winner announced
The International Transport Forum at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation for the transport sector with 52 member countries, has announced the winner of its 2011 Transport Achievement Award
Publication date: 01-09-2011.Read more: 2011 ITF Transport Achievement Award: Winner announced
European Mobility Week 2011
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of public transport, cycling, walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures
Publication date: 27-07-2011.Read more: European Mobility Week 2011
The Design for All Foundation in Istanbul
In the framework of the cooperation between the Turkish organization Ayder, member and promoter of the Network for Excellence of the Flag of Towns and Cities For All, and specifically its founder Ercan Tutal, and the Design for All Foundation to...
Publication date: 25-07-2011.Read more: The Design for All Foundation in Istanbul
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
Accessible Cities Award
A project by the European Comisison, the Access City Award sets out to showcase and reward cities with over 50,000 inhabitants which take exemplary initiatives to improve accessibility in the urban environment.
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