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Seattle Design Festival Featured Community Mobility & Universal Design

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Northwest Universal Design Council and King County Mobility Coalition hosted Community Mobility & Universal Design as part of a two-day conference at Seattle Public Library in the midst of the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 5 to 19, 2014).

In the context of the built environment and transportation, Universal Design principles promote systems that are designed to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life. From transportation services to Complete Streets, addressing the mobility needs of the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and children and youth—in a way that is appealing to all residents and visitors—ensures design and use that is equitable, flexible, and intuitive for all.

Please visit the Environments for All SDF14 webpage to view presentations on:

  • Real Life Mobility Challenges
  • ADA Basics
  • Principles of Universal Design
  • Creating Transportation Opportunities for All
  • Street Smart: Complete Streets Ease Mobility for All
  • Livable Transit Communities: Transit Oriented Development, Equity, and Access

Special thanks to presenters Cameron Duncan, Mobility Coordinator, Hopelink/King County Mobility Coalition; Joy Jacobson, ADA Compliance, City of Seattle; Tom Minty, Northwest Universal Design Council; Kevin O’Neill, Manager, Planning & Urban Design, Seattle Department of Transportation; Alex O’Reilly, Co-chair, King County Mobility Coalition; Scott Starr, SMR Architects; and Matthew Weidner, Accessible Services, King County Metro; as well as Jon Morrison Winters, Mobility Manager, King County Mobility Coalition.

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