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BBI Chairman, Peter Blanck Presents Universal Design Principles with Mike Perry at SRAPPA Conference

October 9, 2019
Source: Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (BBI)

Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) Chairman and University Professor Peter Blanck alongside fellow speaker, Progressive AE Executive Vice President and Universal Design Consultant, Mike Perry will speak at the 2019 SRAPPA Conference hosted by Northern Kentucky University on October 8, 2019, in Covington, KY, at the Northern Kentucky Conference Center in Meeting Room 9. Blanck and Perry will lead a breakout session on Impacting Your University Mission with Universal Design. Their presentation will feature the principles and methods that the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) has made regarding accessibility and inclusion through universal design followed by a Q&A session.

In 2008, the GUDC became a non-profit organization focused on “address[ing] the need for greater usability in buildings in response to many social trends, e.g. the aging of society, globalization and social diversity.” (GUDC at: http://www.globaluniversaldesign.org/news/announcing-global-universal-design-commission-gudc). The GUDC created a set of Universal Design (UD) standards for facilities to use as a guide to ensure usability, safety, and health for all persons. Since 2008, BBI, Ferris State University, Mary Free Bed YMCA, and Merck & Co. are projects that have received accreditation by the GUDC for their incorporation of the UD standards. The UD standards have societal, cultural, and industrial implications for a more inclusive and sustainable world.

View Conference Presentation "Impacting Your University Mission with Universal Design" (PDF)

More information about Peter Blanck
[bbi.syr.edu/about/team/Leadership_Team/Peter_Blanck.html]

More information about Mike Perry
[www.progressiveae.com/person/mike-perry/]

More information about the Global Universal Design Commission
[www.globaluniversaldesign.org]

More information about the SRAPPA
[www.srappa.org]

Link: Go to website for News Source
http://bbi.syr.edu/news_events/news/2019/10/blanck-perry-SRAPPA.html


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