On Wednesday, December 7th, Global Universal Design Commission Executive Director Diana Foote and Associate Director Michael Rotella will appear on “ADA Live!” (WADA), a monthly internet radio show produced by the Southeast ADA Center. The Southeast ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network and is an ongoing project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.
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In an unprecedented move, tech leader Apple released a video highlighting the accessibility features of its products. Instead of simply showing the features, the advertisement demonstrates the ways that people with disabilities can achieve greater inclusion with Apple’s innovations. Just like Nike, Apple is seeing the value of the underserved markets that Universal Design allows them to reach. It’s not just about business though, as Apple’s tech accessibility features actually allow inclusive use for all.
This is the first of a series of posts on some specific Universal Design features in Destiny Arms, one of the Global Universal Design Commission’s living laboratories.
Demonstrating the social and business value of Universal Design, Nike released a shoe-entry technology known as FLYEASE. This innovation allows athletes and those of various ability levels to easily get shoes on and off.
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate.
This guide is a rich resource of ideas which development practitioners can consider when applying universal design.