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2014-05-13 23:10:28

Knowbility announced today that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indie-Go-Go to provide seed funding for an ambitious online training initiative. Their goal is to create online training to give designers and developers the necessary information to build smarter, more accessible sites and apps. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Knowbility announced today that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indie-Go-Go to provide seed funding for an ambitious online training...

2013-08-27 23:29:36

Scheidt & Bachmann’s PKA30-BF barrier-free automatic pay station exemplifies the latest step the parking industry is taking to provide technology equipment that is compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines, accommodates users of different accessibility and saves parking operators and owners long-term equipment costs. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 One vital, but sometimes overlooked, factor that parking operators and owners need to consider when...

2012-10-24 04:04:07

The Taunton Press is pleased to announce its newest book The Accessible Home: Designing for all Ages and Abilities will be published on October 23, 2012. Through case studies and more than 220 photos from across the country, The Accessible Home shows how to remodel a home for aging or for living with disability. Author Deborah Pierce, an architect for three decades, shows us that “accessible” can be beautiful and functional, light and airy, low-maintenance, safe and comfortable....

2012-08-31 23:01:34

Producers are set to introduce audiences to universal design concepts that are increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 The producers of In Focus with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce an upcoming report exploring how universal design concepts are being incorporated into the American home. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently produced television program airing on public television stations around the country. The show is...

2011-03-15 10:30:00

ATLANTA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile communications technology intended to benefit persons with disabilities and aging adults can bring considerable benefits to users with or without disabilities as mobile service providers implement innovative strategies and business processes to promote them, according to a White Paper released today by G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies. The White Paper "Accessibility, Innovation and...

2010-10-12 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Hoffman of Specialty Builders Remodeling -- a stable, reliable, and reputable source for home remodeling since 1985 -- recently was awarded a Universal Design Certified Remodeler designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Hoffman is Atlanta's first Universal Design Certified Remodeler (UDCR) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. He is also the only remodeler in the state of Georgia to have been awarded this...

2009-11-18 15:32:45

Special issue of NeuroRehabilitation unique source of design perspectives, insights and practical information IOS Press announces the November 2009 publication of a special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An International Journal devoted to residential design for persons with neurodisability. While there is clearly agreement that the nature of the long-term living environment can improve quality of life and minimize safety risks for individuals who are cognitively, behaviorally and/or...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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