Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes is appointed to be one of the international judges for the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015. Results will be announced on the 4th of June 2015.
In this design challenge, students from colleges across Ireland presented their designs for products and services that can enhance the usability of our environment for everyone. Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability. This includes public places in the built environment such as buildings, streets or spaces that the public have access to ; products and services provided in those places; and systems that are available including information and communications technology.
The Universal Design Grand Challenge is organised by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD). CEUD was established by the National Disability Authority (NDA) in January 2007 under the Disability Act 2005.
See the 2015 winners here.