Two Upcoming Events at Museum of disABILITY History
The Museum of disABILITY History and the Center for Disability Studies are pleased to host two upcoming events – both will be held at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo.
“Changing Paradigms from Accessibility to Universal Design” will be presented on Wednesday, February 1, from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The presentation will be led by Professor Edward Steinfeld, a faculty member at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (the IDEA Center). The disability accessibility movement is globally adopting a new paradigm: universal design. This lecture will describe the history of the accessibility movement in addition to discussing the difference between universal design and accessibility. Professor Steinfeld will also offer observations and insight into the reasons why the change from accessibility to universal design is now underway.
“A Sens-ible Home” will be held on Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Professor Beth Tauke, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and director of University Educational Activities for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (the IDEA Center), will present the discussion. She will discuss The LIFEhouse™, a universally designed concept house and model residence, developed by UB’s IDEA Center and a number of partners, which provides a model of a residence adapted to a person’s changing needs throughout the course of a lifetime.