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Kathe Matrone, director of the UW Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (also a member of the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services), forwarded a notice from the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The Administrator has proposed a priority for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Promoting Universal Design in the Built Environment.
The ACL’s notice seeks public comment on the proposed priority. Please let me know if you would add, delete or edit any of the following goal and objectives:
Proposed Priority: Promoting Universal Design in the Built Environment (further adoption of Universal Design principles into mainstream architecture and the development and construction of built environments)
(a) Conducting research activities toward developing evidence-based practices for UD implementation in commercial and private facilities, outdoor environments, and housing.
(b) Creating measurable UD standards and guidelines to facilitate the implementation of UD principles in commercial and private facilities, outdoor environments, and housing.
(c) Developing and promoting curricula on UD for university-level architecture, engineering, and design students.
(d) Providing training and technical assistance to designers, architects, and builders to incorporate UD principles and features into their buildings, projects, and communities.
(e) Providing training and technical assistance to NIDILRR's engineering and assistive technology grantees to incorporate UD strategies and standards into development projects serving the needs of individuals with disabilities and the broader population.
(f) Partnering with relevant stakeholders in carrying out all DRRP activities. Stakeholders include but are not limited to: Individuals with disabilities, professional organizations that teach design principles, researchers, engineers, planners, designers, developers, architects, and builders.
There’s more to it. If you’re interested, visit www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-25/html/2015-03888.htm
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From: Kathe F. Matrone [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:13 AM
To: Stewart, Irene
Subject: Grant Opportunity for Universal Design
Good Morning Irene,
This grant opportunity was announced this morning. It is a national project but some of your committee members may be interested in pursuing. Please let me know if you need additional information.
Kathe Matrone, PhD, CRC
Director, Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
University of Washington Dept. Rehabilitation Medicine
FAX: (425) 774-9303
Administration for Community Living
[CFDA Number: 84.133A-7]
Proposed Priority--National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program
AGENCY: Administration for Community Living, HHS.
ACTION: Notice of proposed priority.
SUMMARY: The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living proposes a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for Promoting Universal Design in the Built Environment. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved access to the built environment by individuals with disabilities.
DATES: We must receive your comments on or before March 27, 2015.
Full Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-25/html/2015-03888.htm