News and Events
April 24, 2013
U.S. Access Board chair Karen Braitmayer is slated to speak at the July 11, 2013 meeting of the Northwest Universal Design Council. Braitmayer is the founder of Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, Seattle, WA, an architectural consulting firm specializing in accessibility and accessible design. She will discuss the work of the U.S. Access Board, an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities that is a leading source of information on accessible design, which she chairs.
Professionally, Braitmayer advises state agencies, local governments, school districts, other architects, and homebuilders and owners on accessibility under various laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act, and on compliance with state codes in housing, commercial, retail, institutional and educational projects. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to the U.S. Access Board. She was elected board chair earlier this year.
The meeting takes place Thursday, July 11, 2013 (9:30–11:30 a.m.) in Seattle Municipal Tower Room 4080, located at 700 Fifth Avenue (5th & Columbia) in downtown Seattle. The public is welcome to participate.
For more information about the Northwest Universal Design Council, visit www.environmentsforall.org or e-mail Aging and Disability Services planner Irene Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18, 2013
In 2013, quarterly NWUDC meetings will be held on the first “2nd Thursday” of each quarter from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dates: January 10, April 11, July 11, October 10.
UPDATE: The July meeting is scheduled in the Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4080. The October meeting is scheduled in Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4070.
For more information, contact Irene Stewart (206-684-0662 or email@example.com).
April 11, 2013
February 4, 2013
November 5, 2012An article by Tom Minty, Northwest Universal Design Council, appearing in AgeWise King County (September 2012).
October 9, 2012
You are invited to attend the Northwest Universal Design Council’s quarterly meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012 (9:30–11:30 a.m.) in the Seattle Municipal Tower (Room 6070), 700 5th Ave, Seattle.
The meeting will feature two presentations:
• Supportive Housing (focusing on housing for people with mental disabilities and addictions), by Scott Starr, SMR Architects
• Universally Designed Homes – Case Studies, by Emory Baldwin, FabCab or Tom Minty, Able Environments
We look forward to your participation at the meeting. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. RSVP to Irene Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0662).
April 5, 2012
The Hearing Loss Association of WA will launch Let's Loop Seattle on 4/20/12 5:30-7:30 pm at the Volney Richmond Auditorium, Virginia Mason Medical Center.
For more information: http://loopseattle.org/
For registration: email@example.com RSVP by April 6
March 30, 2012
Please join us to hear about the BEAMS - a built environment, accessibility, and mobility study. We'll also have speakers from both the waterfront design committee and Housing First Apartments.
9:30 - 11:30 in the Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Ave room 1600
Agenda & Speaker Presentations
For more information, contact Andrea Yip firstname.lastname@example.org
March 16, 2012Agewise article on assistive technology: http://agewisekingcounty.org/en/114/1/169/Universal-Design-Goes-Beyond-the-Home.htm
January 27, 2012
The Acess Technology Center, located at Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington Campus, provides resources for computer accessibility for students, faculty, and staff.
We will tour the center and learn about the computers, software, and special equipment the center provides.
If you would like to attend the tour, please RSVP to Andrea email@example.com
Space is limited, so please respond by 2/7. The tour will be from 9:30 - 10:30.
January 17, 2012
The Phinney Neighborhood Association Presents: Living Options for Today's 50+ Homeowner.
Tue, Jan 31, Wed, Feb 29, Mon, Mar 19
Room 3, PNA Blue Building
$5/class single or couple
To register call 206-406-5232 or Email Diane@DianeRaeJones.com
November 2, 2011
The next quarterly NWUDC mtg is Thursday, January 12 2012 9:30 - 11:30 in the Seattle Municipal Tower, room 1610.
Presentations will revolve around Assistive Technologies. Meeting Agenda
For more information, contact Andrea Yip firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20, 2011
Curious about cohousing in the Puget Sound area? Visit 4 well established cohousing communities including Jackson Place, Puget Ridge, Duwamish and Vashon Cohousing. Enjoy a community lunch (included). This is a great way to get a feel for cohousing and to meet others who are also interested. Highly recommended for forming group members to have the shared experience and understanding of cohousing lingo and architecture as well as the opportunity to discuss together between sites. Cohousing architect and national Cohousing Association board member Grace Kim will be on hand throughout the tour to answer questions. Tour will run 9 am to 4 pm.
Ticket price per person: $75/person
Group discount: $60 for groups of 5+
Online registration: http://www.cohousing.org/tours
Online registration closes: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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