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Design council to discuss barrier-free design, access to health care

Architects, builders, planners, senior advocates, and members of the disability community are invited to attend the quarterly meeting of the Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 (9:30–11:30 a.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1610, 700 5th Ave, in downtown Seattle).The program includes two presentations:

  • Tom Minty will present “The Economics of Design,” going beyond the esthetic and functional benefits of barrier-free design and examining the economic impact of universal design.
  • Daniel S. Gross, senior staff attorney at Northwest Health Law Advocates, will discuss access to affordable health care.

Universal design is a concept that guides creation of a built environment (homes, offices, transportation systems, etc.) that is inherently accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

For details see this press release.