A short while ago I was researching for a project where I was designing an inclusive saucepan. After observing my mum, who is a wheelchair user, struggling to use saucepans at home and seeing her anxiety from a fear of dropping hot food I decided I would tackle design exclusion.
Make Gainesville the best place to live and work, courtesy of human-centered design.
From next-gen mobility scooters to bloodstream nanobots, this pop-up exhibition explores how technology can better help an ageing population.
Two years ago, changes to the Ontario Building Code upped accessibility requirements for multiunit residential buildings.
When landscape architect Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS in 2006, he was determined to live as well as he could. “Our society treats prisoners with more dignity and respect than the chronically disabled,” Saling told CNN. “[They’re] kept alive but with no life.”
Canada’s Man in Motion Rick Hansen says creating a program for celebrating and certifying accessible buildings — patterned on one that certifies buildings for environmental design — could encourage building designers to create more inclusive spaces.
The best accessible destinations for your holidays in 2017, as chosen by disabled travelers.
Home renovations often center on upgrading the kitchen cabinets or selecting a new paint color for the bedroom, but as long as you are at it, a well-thought-out redesign might also include modifications to help you stay in your home as you grow older.
The winners of the National Healthcare Design Awards show how where you get your health care can have a big effect on the outcomes.
Back in September of 2015, I called my old friend Steve Mahan to invite him on a drive unlike any we’d done before. Steve, who is legally blind, was no stranger to the Google self-driving car project. He had ridden in the driver’s seat of our Prius vehicle in 2012, accompanied by a trained test driver (me) and police escort, and then again in 2014 in a quiet closed parking lot.