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CRIDEV becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Logo of CRIDEV The CRIDEV (Centre de Recherche pour l'Inclusion des Différences dans les Espaces de Vie / Research Center for Inclusion of Differences in Living Spaces) is a non-profit research center and studies office working on the improvement of the quality of life, comfort, security and wellness for everyone, whatever them own particularities physical, sensory, psychic, cognitive, mental, cultural, social or age
Publication date: 21-02-2018.Read more: CRIDEV becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Necessary for some, good for everyone. Best practices of universal design in Norwegian municipalities and counties
Cover image This booklet, published by The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), presents some of the exciting and innovative measures that have been implemented by Norwegian municipalities and counties to provide better access for all to public spaces, meeting places and buildings
Publication date: 15-02-2018.Read more: Necessary for some, good for everyone. Best practices of universal design in Norwegian municipalities and counties
FallSkip, an app that predicts the likelihood of falls in older adults
Images of FallSkip FallSkip is a biomechanical application, which allows clinicians to evaluate older adults´ fall risk, attributed to their functional state. The system uses an Inertial Measurement Unit integrated in an Android device, which is responsible to analyse the biomechanical response when performing a modified protocol of the “Time up & Go” Test (TGU)
Publication date: 14-02-2018.Read more: FallSkip, an app that predicts the likelihood of falls in older adults
Wayfindr, an innovative solution that improves indoor navigation
Logo Wayfindr That's an audio-based digital indoor navigation solution for people with vision impairments. This app tracks the user’s location and provides oral instructions through their mobile device to help them reach their...
Publication date: 14-02-2018.Read more: Wayfindr, an innovative solution that improves indoor navigation
The Swedish city of Östersund has win for the fourth time the "Flag of Cities and Destinations for All"
Picture of the president of the Municipal Council Ann-Sofie Andersson and Patrik Modin, parasports promoter, holding the Flag 2017 The city of Östersund was awarded for the fourth consecutive year with the "Flag of Cities and Destinations for All", on December 19 during a meeting of municipal politicians, because their investment in actions and projects of Design for All in 2016 was the 41,30% of the investment budget
Publication date: 14-02-2018.Read more: The Swedish city of Östersund has win for the fourth time the "Flag of Cities and Destinations for All"
New Book, Age-friendly cities and communities: A global perspective
Cover to book Bringing together leading researchers and policy-makers working to develop age-friendly cities and communities, this edited volume examines the potential of developing urban environments responsive to the needs of older people. The book, edited by Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson, provides numerous case studies and examples of good practice, drawing upon work in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, and the USA
Publication date: 30-01-2018.Read more: New Book, Age-friendly cities and communities: A global perspective
European Accessibility Act: The Council of the EU Adopts Its Position
Logo of EDF and European Parliament The Council agreed in its meeting of 7 December on a position ("General Approach") on the European Accessibility Act, a proposal for legislation aiming to make several products and services in Europe accessible to all people. Now the negotiations among the three EU institutions, European Commission, European Parliament and Council, to agree on a final text can start
Publication date: 29-01-2018.Read more: European Accessibility Act: The Council of the EU Adopts Its Position
Azores for All - 2018 Catalogue
Logo of Azores for All Azores for All brings you its new catalogue of cultural tours and nature experiences in these beautiful Portuguese islands. Through the brand Azores for All, the Regional Cooperative of Solidarity Economy (CRESAÇOR) is pioneer in the implementation and promotion of social and inclusive tourism in the Azores Islands
Publication date: 29-01-2018.Read more: Azores for All - 2018 Catalogue
The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
Logo The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Throughout 2018, will celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space
Publication date: 09-01-2018.Read more: The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
Askersund City Council receives its tenth “Flag of Cities and Destinations for All”
Various images of the ceremony The city of Askersund was awarded for the tenth consecutive year with the "Flag of Cities and Destinations for All” 2017. The investment in actions and projects of Design for All in 2016 was staggering 76 % of the investment budget. The biggest investment in Askersund ever is Sjöängen, a new center for culture and education, with Primary school, library and the Big Hall, a venue for over 500 sitting visitors functioning as concert hall, cinema and theater
Publication date: 20-11-2017.Read more: Askersund City Council receives its tenth “Flag of Cities and Destinations for All”
The Design for All Foundation has been the editor of the newsletter nº8 Design for All India
Once again, our foundation has participated as Guest Editor of the Design for All India Newsletter, entitled "Tourism adapted to human diversity", in which international experts in this field collaborated with the following articles: - Introduction, Ms
Publication date: 20-11-2017.Read more: The Design for All Foundation has been the editor of the newsletter nº8 Design for All India
Food utensils for people with tremors in the hands and arms
Image of the spoon Liftware Liftware Steady (previously marketed as “Liftware”) is an electronic stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, fork, and spork. Liftware Steady is designed to help people with hand tremor, which may be related to Parkinson's disease or essential tremor, eat more easily
Publication date: 10-10-2017.Read more: Food utensils for people with tremors in the hands and arms
Andrés Gaviria, architect from Colombia, becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Urban architect by the Pilot University of Colombia and masters’ studies in city management and urban design. He has redeemed its professional activity as researcher, consultant and adviser in territorial planning, resources management, physical, natural and socio-economic risks for 20 years in different cities of Colombia, as well as teacher of several universities and programs of architecture and mastery in territorial planning
Publication date: 28-09-2017.Read more: Andrés Gaviria, architect from Colombia, becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
WTTC’s new campaign “Transforming our World”
Logo of WTTC The strength and beauty of how Travel & Tourism can impact and change people’s lives in a positive way are encompassed in the stories in WTTC’s new campaign "Transforming our World". “Transforming our World” provides an insight into the stories of people that operate in Travel & Tourism and show how the sector has transformed their world or how they use tourism to transform other people’s worlds
Publication date: 27-09-2017.Read more: WTTC’s new campaign “Transforming our World”
ELISAVA student Juan Pablo Farré, Spanish winner of the James Dyson Award 2017 for the design of an innovative compass
Image of Let Timon Drive You Juan Pablo Farré, a student of ELISAVA's Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design, has won the James Dyson Award 2017 in Spain with Let Timon Drive You, an innovative compass for the 21st century. Routes according to the mood: The device connects to the pedestrian's mobile phone via Bluetooth
Publication date: 14-09-2017.Read more: ELISAVA student Juan Pablo Farré, Spanish winner of the James Dyson Award 2017 for the design of an innovative compass
Short animation of “Mobility, Mood and Place - key findings”
Graphic image of the video A three-minute introduction to the Mobility, Mood and Place research project, focusing on what we found and why our research matters. For more information about the project, see:...
Publication date: 31-08-2017.Read more: Short animation of “Mobility, Mood and Place - key findings”
Quebec's Minister of Tourism Signs A World for Everyone Declaration
Photography of Quebec's Minister of Tourism, Julie Boulet Kéroul salutes the leadership of Quebec's Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Julie Boulet, who has signed the “A World for Everyone Declaration” aimed at promoting inclusive tourism. This commitment on the Minister's part comes during Quebec's Week of the Disabled and after the announcement of a $5 million envelope to make tourism establishments accessible to people with disabilities
Publication date: 31-08-2017.Read more: Quebec's Minister of Tourism Signs A World for Everyone Declaration
Turisme de Barcelona has established a committee will ensure the sustainability of tourism
Logo of Barcelona Turisme As part of its Barcelona Sustainable Tourism (BST) programme, Turisme de Barcelona has established a committee to ensure that tourist activity is socially, environmentally, culturally and economically sustainable and also accessible. The consortium’s managing director, Jordi William Carnes, explained that this group of experts will help strengthen the body ahead of Year of Sustainable Tourism that the United Nations has declared for 2017
Publication date: 30-08-2017.Read more: Turisme de Barcelona has established a committee will ensure the sustainability of tourism
IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing - Sponsorship Opportunities
Graphic image The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is the ideal platform for organizations involved in the field of ageing to promote their vision, services, and projects for current and future generations of older people. Depending on the strategy and budget of your organization, there are a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities with several customizable options to choose from
Publication date: 25-08-2017.Read more: IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing - Sponsorship Opportunities
Governance of Transport: 2017 Summit video insights
Graphic image Key insights into the trends shaping transport governance and its the most pressing challenges are now available as thematic videos edited from the ITF's 2017 Summit on "Governance of Transport". Go to the videos: Connectivity for a global economy...
Publication date: 12-07-2017.Read more: Governance of Transport: 2017 Summit video insights
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