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2014-04-03 12:21:29

Makes Multi-year Commitment to Support Public Spaces across the Country with Placemaking Pioneers, Project for Public Spaces DALLAS, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today a multi-year commitment to Placemaking - a movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community. Through the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, the airline will revitalize and activate public spaces in the hearts of American cities in...

2014-03-26 23:30:13

The Town of Oakville and Vubiz launch an online training course for employees. Los Angeles,CA Toronto,ON (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Town of Oakville and Vubiz jointly announce a customized IASR (Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation) online training course for the town’s employees. With this convenient delivery of the online training, Oakville was able to meet the Ontario Government’s mandatory accessibility training requirements.     “The mandatory...

2014-03-19 23:24:33

HiSoftware to Support New Accessibility Organization Launched at This Week's CSUN 29th Annual International Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference Nashua, NH (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 HiSoftware, a leading provider of compliance and security solutions, today announced it is a Founding Member and supporter of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), which officially launched at the CSUN 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with...

2014-03-05 23:30:39

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce the full expansion of its Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Group to the firm’s Washington, DC location. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce the full expansion of its Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Group to the firm’s Washington, DC location. With a strong presence in New York and Connecticut, the SWA Accessibility Group provides practical, solutions-driven...

2014-01-30 23:03:17

Washburn to head Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence Center (CRUX). Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Stevens Institute of Technology welcomes Alexandros Washburn as industry professor and founding director of the Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX). Formerly the chief urban designer of New York City under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and author of The Nature of Urban Design: a New York perspective on Resilience (Island Press, 2013) - Professor Washburn’s...

2013-12-10 23:00:51

HIMS assistive technology equips new UN Accessibility Centre. UN staff and official visitors are now able to borrow state-of-the-art technologies for inclusion in meetings and events. New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The United Nations inaugurated its first Accessibility Centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on December 4, 2013, just one day after the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The...

2013-10-30 16:23:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Committee on Natural Resources today approved legislation to allow an expansion of the Lower East Side (LES) Tenement Museum. Authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), H.R. 1846, the "Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act," would allow the museum's expansion at 103 Orchard Street, enabling the local landmark to better serve visitors. "Whether it was Asian immigrants, Irish or German...

2013-10-23 08:26:09

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning released today new research that explores the evolution of the urban planning and design of public places toward a process called "placemaking." Placemaking is an innovative approach to transforming communities by creating and revitalizing open, public spaces around the needs and desires of the community. The research reveals that placemaking is relevant and powerful in enhancing quality of life...

2013-10-01 23:35:34

Wheelchair-bound attorney Rafal Strzalkowski, who lives with cerebral palsy, will be a keynote speaker at the 8th World Congress on Conductive Education following the launch of his accessibility awareness nonprofit. GAINESVILLE, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Wheelchair-bound attorney Rafal Strzalkowski, who lives with cerebral palsy, will be a keynote speaker at the 8th World Congress on Conductive Education following the launch of his accessibility awareness nonprofit. On Oct. 12 in...

2013-08-20 08:32:43

The sustainable design model achieves higher densities without the use of concrete NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newman Garrison + Partners (NG+P), an architectural firm with 28 years of experience based in Newport Beach, Calif., has developed a lower-cost sustainable concept designed for smaller urban sites in the two to four acre range. New Block(TM), which is awaiting patent approval from the United States Patent Office, creates the potential for value in...