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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.


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Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment Now Available for Public Review

  • 1.  Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment Now Available for Public Review

    Posted 02-04-2014 11:14 AM
    The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and its Low Vision Design Committee are pleased to make Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment available for public review, and welcome your comments.

    The goal of the Design Guidelines is to encourage decisions that enhance universal accessibility for the health and safety of the occupants of the designed space, including those persons with visual impairment.

    Please send your comments to Stephanie Stubbs, sstubbs@nibs.org by April 4, 2014.

    For more information and to download the current draft, please visit the NIBS website.

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    Isabella Rosse
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    American Institute Of Architects (aia)
    Washington DC
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