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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
EBU nominations for Members of the European Parliament Awards 2011
Image of the MEP Awards trophies The European Blind Union (EBU) has announced its nominations of three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for the MEP Awards 2011, which will be awarded in Brussels on 29 November, in recognition of their contribution over the last year to the advancement of disability rights in Europe through significant legislative advances
Publication date: 06-10-2011.Read more: EBU nominations for Members of the European Parliament Awards 2011
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
Design for All Foundation supports the EDF Freedom of Movement campaign
Image showing women wearing "Freedom of Movement" t-shirts Last month the Design for All Foundation pledged its support to the European Disability Forum (EDF) Freedom of Movement campaign. This campaign seeks to ensure that disabled people are able to take advantage of the same rights held by all European Union (EU) citizens to move, work, study and live in EU Member States
Publication date: 30-09-2011.Read more: Design for All Foundation supports the EDF Freedom of Movement campaign
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
ECOM Maria José Vázquez Personal Independence Awards
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, ECOM, an associative movement comprising organisations of physically disabled people, has announced the María José Vázquez Personal Independence Awards, which recognise the work undertaken by individuals, organisations, institutions and businesses to facilitate the personal independence of physically disabled people
Publication date: 01-09-2011.Read more: ECOM Maria José Vázquez Personal Independence Awards
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
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