News and Events

Seattle Design Festival Block Party! August 24 & 25

July 19, 2019

Updated August 13, 2019 The Northwest Universal Design Council will present an installation at the 2019 Seattle Design Festival Block Party. The Block Party will take place Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109). The installation is entitled… Read More

NWUDC Networking Happy Hour June 26

June 14, 2019

The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery invite you to a happy hour on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 4:30–6 p.m. at Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery (1521 First Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134). This is a low-key “eat-drink-connect” mixer designed to bring NWUDC Steering Committee members together… Read More

Forum: How to Plan an Accessible Event (May 30)

May 1, 2019

Updated 5/15/19 NOTE: Pre-registration for this event is now over-capacity for the room. If you pre-registered but cannot attend, please let us know! If you cannot attend, e-mail info@environmentsforall.org at your earliest opportunity so we can allow others to take your place.  The Northwest Universal Design Council and community partners invite you to a forum… Read More

NWUDC Happy Hour Scheduled April 25

April 9, 2019

The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) and Best Plumbing invite you to a happy hour on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 4:30–6 p.m. at Best Plumbing (4129 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103). This is a low-key “eat-drink-connect” mixer designed to bring NWUDC Steering Committee members together with new folk who support good design for… Read More

“Remodeling for Aging in Place” forum scheduled November 7 at City Hall

September 27, 2018

Updated 10/23/18 Aging in place is a goal shared by the vast majority of older people in the U.S. (AARP Public Policy Institute 2014 survey), but what if your present home doesn’t meet your changing needs? The Northwest Universal Design Council will host a forum on “Remodeling for Aging in Place” on Wednesday, November 7, 2018…. Read More

“Designing for Special Populations” Forum on July 24

July 25, 2018

Originally published 4/25/18. Updated 7/25/18. The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) invites you to attend a forum on “Designing for Special Populations” on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (9:30–11:30 a.m.) in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Seattle). Environmental Works Community Design Center and SMR Architects, both leaders in designing multi-family… Read More

Assistive Technology Tools and Creative DIY Solutions to Support Older Adults and People With Disabilities

May 14, 2018

On the morning of Thursday, May 31, 2018, join the Northwest Universal Design Council, Age Friendly Seattle, Aging and Disability Services, and the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program to learn how to match functional needs of older adults and people with disabilities to a wide range of assistive technologies and DIY solutions. View demonstrations of a variety… Read More

June 19 Forum: Last Mile Solutions Improving Access to Healthcare

May 31, 2017

The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) and community partners invite you to attend a forum on Improving Access to Healthcare through Universal Design Transportation Solutions. While public transit is an essential component of the transportation system, getting from a transit stop to a hospital or health clinic presents a “last mile” challenge for many. Universal… Read More

“Accessible Design Integration” presentation by Marthalee Galeota

January 5, 2017

Updated 2/1/17. The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) and community partners invite you to attend a special presentation by Marthalee Galeota, access and disability program manager for the Starbucks Coffee Company, on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The presentation will be held in conjunction with an exhibit called “Open to All: Designing for the Full Range… Read More

The Power of Inclusion: Universal Design in Landscape

September 29, 2016

Updated: 10/4/16 On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Northwest Universal Design Council welcomes architects Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, Karen Braitmayer Accessible Design and Accessibility Consulting, and Debra Guenther, FASLA, LEED AP BD+C, Mithun. Deb and Karen will discuss the role of landscape design in improving accessibility and “visitability.” By incorporating the principles of Universal Design into landscape… Read More