Tel Aviv-based start-up Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) hosts maker-marathons to brainstorm a new generation of assisted devices.
Parsons School of Design and AARP's "Disrupt Aging Design Challenge" asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga's winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably.
Accessibility expert Carl Lewis discusses the current state of affairs regarding Americans with disabilities and their slow, but progressive, integration into University spaces and society.
An exhibit opening tomorrow at the Saint-Étienne design biennial highlights Detroit-based partnerships that have produced truly innovative projects.
Senior facilities are transforming into open centers that expand the concept of personal well-being
When good intentions meet bad design
The current design solutions for our older citizens drive them crazy.
The Michael Graves Design Group tackles a long-overlooked aspect of the patient experience.
A young designer creates an ingenious set of cooking tools (with accompanying app) that enables her autistic brother to cook for himself.
A stay in an “accessible” hotel room frustrates our editor-in-chief.
When we published a Metropolis issue on Access in 1992, we were optimistic about the positive changes the Americans with Disabilities Act would bring to the designed environment. Signed into law by president Bush the elder two years earlier, the ADA…
Her extensive research into aging and the city promises to transform urban living for seniors.
The blogosphere is buzzing with Frank Gehry’s derogatory remarks about green design. In a recent public interview, the starchitect summarily dismissed the movement that’s working to make the built environment more responsive to our deteriorated natural environment. With buildings known…
The Perkins Brailler—which has served as a literary lifeline to the blind community for almost 60 years—gets a long overdue redesign.
The Iraq war has produced thousands of wounded veterans, propelling research into the ultimate ergonomic challenge: the perfect prosthetic. Military amputees now find themselves on the front lines of prosthetics research, with each new development promising more than mere mobility.