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Askersund City Council receives its eighth “Flag of Cities and Destinations for All”
The mayor Per Eriksson and Lilian Müller from Svenska EQUALITY On July 17th, the "Flag of Cities and Destinations for All" was delivered for the eight year in a row, to the town of Askersund. The celebration took place at the town square, and the flag ceremony was this year integrated with three other important events – the opening of the Askersund jazz, blues and folk music festival, the ceremony for Askersund town’s accessibility award and the inauguration of the rebuilt town square park
Publication date: 27-08-2015.Read more: Askersund City Council receives its eighth “Flag of Cities and Destinations for All”
European Tourism Future Initiatives Newsletter
Graphic image header Newsletter We have received the European Tourism Future Initiatives (etfi) Newsletter. It covers issues that rank from management tourism trends to sustainability and tourism. It can be of interest for those involved in Tourism for...
Publication date: 26-08-2015.Read more: European Tourism Future Initiatives Newsletter
European Concept for Accessibility Network Launches Call for Accessible Destination Case Studies
Banner EuCAN The next ECA publication will focus on tourism destinations and we kindly invite all interested authors to contribute with a case study. A template with all relevant information and a practical example are available in the documents section of this Site under "EuCAN documents"
Publication date: 31-07-2015.Read more: European Concept for Accessibility Network Launches Call for Accessible Destination Case Studies
New report recommends urban re-design to cut road fatalities
Cover publication A new report, Cities Safer by Design, has been released that offers practical guidance for urban planners to help create safer streets and communities to reduce traffic fatalities and improve people's...
Publication date: 30-07-2015.Read more: New report recommends urban re-design to cut road fatalities
Rama Gheerawo appointed Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
A world leader in the field of Inclusive Design, Rama Gheerawo has been appointed Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre after almost two decades of leadership in the design industry. Gheerawo has been Deputy Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for the past five years, where he has been instrumental in building the Centre’s current reputation globally
Publication date: 28-07-2015.Read more: Rama Gheerawo appointed Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
VGO, mobile telepresence robot
Image VGo VGo is a new productivity improvement solution that enables a person to replicate them self in a distant location and have the freedom to move around as if they were physically there. With VGo, you can see, hear, talk, interact, and go anywhere. VGo is not a traditional videoconferencing/telepresence solution where two or more people meet using specially equipped rooms or PCs in their offices
Publication date: 15-07-2015.Read more: VGO, mobile telepresence robot
WHAAM project
Logo WHAAM project Web Health Application for Adhd Monitoring, WHAAM project, is aimed at diffusing a new culture in the Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) intervention. The rationale is that technology can promote a better networking among people involved in the care of an ADHD child: parents, teachers and health professionals (HPs)
Publication date: 06-07-2015.Read more: WHAAM project
15 new members have adhered to our Foundation
These administrations, organisations, companies and professionals are the new International Network members of the Design for All Foundation: Acces Safety, Aurélie Dillenseger,...
Publication date: 16-06-2015.Read more: 15 new members have adhered to our Foundation
Mobiped becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Founded in 2011 by Benoit Beroud, is based in Lyon in France, Mobiped is a consultancy in accessibility and in sustainable mobility. Mobiped provides advice and create multimedia contents to strengthen the attractivity of territories, mobility services and building receiving publics toward more enjoyable trips for all
Publication date: 16-06-2015.Read more: Mobiped becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Les Zigs becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Logo Zigs Les Zigs is a non profit organization created in October 2010 by designers, working in architecture, interior design, retail design, graphic design, furniture design, products design and community management. Then, they use the skills of each one members to cover the most complete work for your projects
Publication date: 15-06-2015.Read more: Les Zigs becomes member of the Design for All Foundation
Collaboration agreement between ICUB and Design for All Foundation for BCNLab project
Logo of BCNLab The Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB) and Design for All Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement to engage mutually in the development of activities and actions in the BCNLab project. ICUB, through the Directorate of Creativity and...
Publication date: 15-06-2015.Read more: Collaboration agreement between ICUB and Design for All Foundation for BCNLab project
Presentation of CATFORALL Foundation
On Friday May 29, at 19:30 CATFORALL Foundation (Catalonia for All), a non-profit organization created with the aim of working in the field of tourism accessible and adapted sport was presented. The welcoming med age was delivered by Mr. Andrey Maslak, businessman and CEO of the Culture and Business Park Mas Falet 1682 Emporda and Convention Bureau, and then the president of CATFORALL Foundation, Ms
Publication date: 05-06-2015.Read more: Presentation of CATFORALL Foundation
L’École de design Nantes Atlantique new member of the Design for All Foundation international network
Logo L'École de design Nantes Atlantique Supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes – Saint Nazaire, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique was founded in 1988, is recognized by the State and is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (top-tier French higher Education Institutions)
Publication date: 04-06-2015.Read more: L’École de design Nantes Atlantique new member of the Design for All Foundation international network
ICLEI backs data standard for 20 member cities
ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and the World Council on City Data (WCCD) have announced a joint pilot programme that will see 20 leading ICLEI member cities certified against ISO 37120. Working with the WCCD, these 20 cities will be part of the first 100 cities to be registered with the WCCD with verified data in line with ISO 37120
Publication date: 21-05-2015.Read more: ICLEI backs data standard for 20 member cities
Skoog, designed by Skoogmusic, awarded as Good Practice 2015 by the Design for All Foundation
Skoog, designed by Skoogmusic company, is a completely new instrument concept designed for people who can’t play conventional instruments. It is a soft and flexible object simply connected to the USB port of a desktop or laptop. To play the different instruments, only pressing, stroking, tilt or shake the Skoog is necessary as it has dynamic sensors inside to answer any movement
Publication date: 15-06-2015.Read more: Skoog, designed by Skoogmusic, awarded as Good Practice 2015 by the Design for All Foundation
Project AMBAVis-Access to museums for blind and visually impaired people through 3D technology
Museums constitute an essential part of the European cultural landscape. However, they primarily address the visual senses and blind and visually impaired people are therefore excluded from a wide range of services. However, times are changing innovative 3D technologies and multi-sensory approaches are offering new solutions for blind and visually impaired people, by enabling them to get in touch with exhibits and allowing them to participate museums’ educational programmes
Publication date: 21-05-2015.Read more: Project AMBAVis-Access to museums for blind and visually impaired people through 3D technology
Östersund wins the 2014 EMW Award
Photography Event The city of Östersund (Sweden) was awarded with the 2014 EMW Award (European Mobility Week Award) at a European Commission ceremony in Brussels on 23 March. The city's application was judged by a panel of distinguished sustainable mobility experts to have employed the most innovative and creative measures when celebrating last year's EMW theme, 'Our streets, our choice'
Publication date: 21-05-2015.Read more: Östersund wins the 2014 EMW Award
Métropole Européenne de Lille becomes member of the Design for All Foundation’s international networks
Logo of Lille Métropole La Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL) includes 85 municipalities and more than 1,1 millions of inhabitants. MEL is active in 15 key areas to serve its citizens like planning, thoroughfare, sanitations, transport and mobility, etc. Lille Métropole is present on the entire territory through: • Large-scale projects and development such as the renewal of the Local Urban Plan, the doubling of the Metro Line 1, the French Tech, digital metropolis
Publication date: 26-05-2015.Read more: Métropole Européenne de Lille becomes member of the Design for All Foundation’s international networks
Trígonos awarded as Good Practice 2015 by the Design for All Foundation
Image of a construction with Trígonos Family Trígonos at first sight it may simply appear as a game to create structures but its potential really goes much further: by playing with 1, 2 and 3-dimension shapes kids can learn basic notions of geometry, mathematics and physics on their...
Publication date: 15-06-2015.Read more: Trígonos awarded as Good Practice 2015 by the Design for All Foundation
Apple is launched to conquer the market of elderly people in Japan
Tim Cook (Apple), Taizo Nishimuro (Japan Post), Ginni Rometty (IBM) Apple, IBM and Japan Post (an insurance company owned by the government) have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country. The program will provide iPads with apps designed to help seniors manage day-to-day lives and keep in touch with family members
Publication date: 13-05-2015.Read more: Apple is launched to conquer the market of elderly people in Japan
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